Mobile Threat News Articles


DarkReading | BY Ericka Chickowski
Thursday | December 7, 2017

Man-in-the-Middle Flaw in Major Banking, VPN Apps Exposes Millions

New research emphasizes importance of securing high-risk mobile apps. Researchers have uncovered a serious vulnerability in the way nine banking and VPN apps – including Bank of America and HSBC and TunnelBear – handle encrypted communication that puts tens of millions…

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The Hacker News | BY Mohit Kumar
Wednesday | December 6, 2017

Critical Flaw in Major Android Tools Targets Developers and Reverse Engineers

Finally, here we have a vulnerability that targets Android developers and reverse engineers, instead of app users. Security researchers have discovered an easily-exploitable vulnerability in Android application developer tools, both downloadable and cloud-based, that could allow attackers to steal files and…

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ZDNet | BY Zach Whittaker
Wednesday | December 6, 2017

A popular virtual keyboard app leaks 31 million users’ personal data

Personal data belonging to over 31 million customers of a popular virtual keyboard app has leaked online, after the app’s developer failed to secure the database’s server. The server is owned by Eitan Fitusi, co-founder of AI.type, a customizable and personalizable…

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eSecurity Planet | BY Sean Michael Kerner
Tuesday | December 5, 2017

Google Patches Android for 47 Vulnerabilities in Final Update for 2017

Google released what is likely its final Android security update for 2017 on Dec. 4, patching at least 42 different vulnerabilities. Among the vulnerabilities patched by Google are 11 flaws in the media framework, of which five are critical remote…

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