Category: Mobile VPN

News about mobile virtual private network (aka. mobile VPN or mVPN). Mobile VPN gives secure access to network resources and software applications.

Fake App for ‘The Interview’ Puts Malware on 20k Phones

If there’s one thing malware makers have learned to take advantage of over the years it’s that wherever there’s big news, there’s even bigger opportunities to exploit the public. This time around, the tactic takes the form of an Android app that shares a name with the same film that’s been all over the headlines […]

NSA Program Auroragold Designed to Crack into Carrier Networks

This Thursday, Glenn Greenwald released a new set of leaks from the Snowden files on behalf of his publication The Intercept, which detail yet another program which handily oversteps nearly every boundary of personal privacy it can, while shunting any sense of common decency to the side in pursuit of some disillusioned sense of the […]

WireLurker Malware Attacks iOS Devices Through USB

According to a report from the threat monitoring firm Palo Alto Networks, a new form of iOS malware has been discovered that uses infected OSX machines connected to iPhones and iPads to infect a mobile device. Dubbed “WireLurker”, the program was first spotted in China after being distributed on the Maiyadi App Store, which acts […]

T-Mobile Installs Anti-Eavesdropping Tech on US Network

For the past several months, T-Mobile has been quietly toughening up security on its mobile networks to prevent local and federal law enforcement agencies from eavesdropping without proper clearance. According to a report from the Washington Post earlier this week, the carrier (which just posted record growth in their Q3 financials) has been working diligently […]

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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Hacked Before Official Launch

On Wednesday morning, beta testers of the NFC payment system CurrentC received an email from the company, stating that their email addresses may had been compromised by an still-unknown group of online hackers. CurrentC, which has caused a flurry of controversy over the past several weeks in the light of Apple Pay’s announcement, is the […]

Snapchat Saver SnapSaved Has Data Snapped Up from Server

A few short hours ago, a repository of photos from the iOS and Android app Snapchat appeared on the website 4/chan, along with the usernames and passwords of the affected accounts attached to each pic. There are two possible culprits in this caper, and surprisingly, neither of them are Snapchat themselves. Instead, the problem probably […]

iPhone 6 Still Vulnerable to Touch ID Hack

Lookout Security has confirmed that the iPhone 6 is vulnerable to the same fingerprint-spoofing technique that we saw with its predecessor in the iPhone 5s. By creating a copy of a fingerprint that can be lifted from a shiny surface using a specialized glue (normally reserved for criminal investigations and forensics labs), hackers can create […]

Android Malware Exploits SSL Vulnerability

According to a blog posted by the security outfit Trend Micro, Android users could be potentially vulnerable to a new slew of problems thanks to a corrupted section of code discovered in the SSL authentication used to verify authentic channels between mobile devices and the servers that host popular apps and services contained within the […]

Hundreds of Android, Amazon Apps Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attack

Security researcher Will Dormann of the US Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has reported this week that over 350 apps from the Google Play and Amazon App stores have been compromised due to a flaw that fails to validate certificates over a secure socket layer. The bug, which opens up many popular mobile applications such […]

iOS-Based AdThief Malware Infects 75,000 Jailbroken iPhones

This week, details have emerged about a new strain of malware which is capable of hijacking major ad publication platforms on iOS devices, injecting itself into pop-ups in order to gain root access to a user’s phone. According to the latest release of the Virus Bulletin newsletter, the infection, known as “AdThief”, has affected around […]

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Blackphone Rooted at Annual DefCon

At this year’s Defcon hacker conference, security researchers at the engineering group TeamAndIRC proved that the Blackphone, developed by SGP Technologies, could be rooted and cracked in less than five minutes by exploiting a crack in the Android Debugger Kit’s code. *updated below You’ll remember several months ago when we first reported on the development […]

Wearables Run Risk of Revealing “Intimate” Details About Users

Mid last week the storied Internet security gurus at Symantec released a detailed whitepaper report, damning several popular wearables as some of the least secure pieces of the mobile gadget armada available to customers today. As it turns out, many popular fitness bands and wearables such as those produced by Nike and Samsung to be […]

iPhones and iPads at Risk of SMS, Picture Hijacking

This weekend at the Hope X conference in New York City, security researcher and iOS pioneer jailbreaker Jonathan Zdziarski spoke to an eager crowd of IT specialists and mobile enthusiasts as he unveiled his latest discovery/creation: malware that can use multiple access points to hop from the desktop in your home to an iPhone with […]

Chinese Government Labels iPhones a “National Security Concern”

Last week, a state-run Chinese media outlet alleged that the iPhone was one of the “least secure” smartphones that residents of the country could depend on when it came to keeping the location of their movements under wraps. The iPhone, which contains a manual toggle to choose whether or not a user is “Frequently Located” […]

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BYOD Security Threats Put the Workplace at Risk

The momentum of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has surged like a tidal wave across enterprises of all sizes recently. However, the trend is giving rise to complex, and unforeseen consequences – from sudden variations in app performance status to new forms of cyber risks. Allowing employees to bring personal devices creates potential new threat vectors, particularly in […]

China Calls Apple a National Security Threat

State media in China has criticized Apple and the labelled the company a national security threat over the iPhone’s tracking features. Researchers interviewed by the China’s CCTV took aim at the Frequent Locations feature in particular, saying it is a danger as it reveals location data of the user and invades privacy. More specifically, the […]

HijackRAT Provides Hackers with an Impenetrable Mobile Malware Suite

This week researchers at the Internet security firm FireEye took to their blog to announce the discovery of a new mobile malware variant called HijackRAT, which is actually a suite of several different pieces of software that can take care of everything a hacker might need all from a single source. Everything from tasks as […]

New Android Ransomware Holds Mobiles Hostage

Researchers at the Internet security outfit ESET have issued a warning to all users of the Android operating system that a new ransomware variant, dubbed “Android/Simplocker”, had begun making its way around the standard channels of distribution through the Google Play store and attack-ready email attachments. Much like the wildly popular CryptoLocker infections we’ve seen […]