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Mobile Scareware – Bringing Scary Back (Social Engineering Ep. 3)

With this entry, we continue our series on common methods of social engineering that target mobile devices. This time around, we discuss “Scareware”.

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Threat Research April 29, 2014

Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup – Are your Mobile Apps Exposing Sensitive Data?

For the first time in several weeks, this week’s summary isn’t dominated by the OpenSSL vulnerability – Heartbleed. While Heartbleed may not breaking news anymore – we still recommend making it a priority to ensure your enterprise is protected from it. This week’s items serve as another reminder of the different ways an app or a device can expose sensitive data.

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Threat Research April 26, 2014

Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup – Heartbleed Leaves Mobile Users Vulnerable to Attacks

Another week of mobile security news has been mostly dominated by the after effects of the discovery of Heartbleed. It’s becoming apparent that fears regarding the magnitude of the event weren’t exaggerated. With Heartbleed based PC attacks already being reported, this issue is still evolving.

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Threat Research April 18, 2014

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Lacoon Customers Are Protected">Heartbleed Product Update – Lacoon Customers Are Protected

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Threat Research April 15, 2014

Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup

This week’s roundup is dominated by Heartbleed – a significant SSL encryption vulnerability. Heartbleed has been taking the Internet by storm and affects both PC and mobile users. The problem exacerbates as even when fixes are available for mobile users, the patching process is long and not under the control of admins or end-users.

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Threat Research April 11, 2014

Social Engineering – Why mobile users are their own worst enemy

In this post, we survey the most common and in some ways, the most dangerous method, of social engineering in the mobile security domain – Malicious Advertising, or “Malvertising”.

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Threat Research April 10, 2014

Microsoft Ends Support of Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8 and Office 2003

10 April 2014   The Issue:   Starting April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP, Office 2003 and Internet Explorer 8. Without additional security updates, organizations should consider these PCs may be at risk for new vulnerabilities and malware.   Microsoft is advising users with these…

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Threat Research April 9, 2014