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Heartbleed: A Look Into the new Threat on the Block

What is Heartbleed and how does it work? Earlier this month, the Security teams at Codenomicon and Google Security discovered the critical security bug known as Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160). This vulnerability has been found in versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f of the popularly used OpenSSL cryptographic software, providing an easy path for attackers to access very sensitive…

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Threat Research

Mobile Security Weekly – New tech = Friend or Foe?

This week’s update focuses on the technological advancement dilemma: simplicity vs security. With some of their new updates, both Google and Apple seem to be voting firmly in one direction – and it doesn’t seem to be security. We also can’t possibly ignore the FIFA World Cup that kicked off in Brazil on Thursday. We’ve tried to provide a few security tips that might help users that are planning to travel to Brazil to take part in the festivities.

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Threat Research June 15, 2014

Mobile Security Weekly – Cupid is here, but he’s not spreading love.

Only two items this week, but both discuss attacks that may be capable of causing quite a bit of havoc in the near future. One reminds us that the biggest mobile security of 2014 hasn’t yet finished while the other poses questions about things to come.

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Threat Research June 7, 2014

Security Alert: New Android Malware Spreading Aggressively – Read this FAQ. (Updated)

On Friday, May 16, a new strain of Android malware that has been attacking Israeli Android devices was identified. This strain has now spread to other countries making this a global problem. This post should answer most of the early questions about the malware named Foto_Album.

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Threat Research May 23, 2014

Mobile Security Weekly – Malware hits 2 million milestone

This week’s summary is dominated by an aggressive new Android worm attacking Israeli Android devices. The rest of the roundup comprises of quite a diverse mix of issues. We’ve got newly discovered problems with Android OS, app developers failing their users as well the news that mobile malware has reached a new milestone – 2 million different instances. This wide range just goes to show how many different ways mobile malware is evolving.

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Threat Research May 17, 2014