Android 9 Brings Significant Security Advancements

With Android 9 (also called Android Pie), Google focused on aspects such as platform hardening, anti-exploitation, hardware-backed security, and user privacy, each with its own set of enhancements and new features. With Android 9 (also called Android Pie), the Internet search giant focused on aspects such as platform hardening, anti-exploitation, hardware-backed security, and user privacy, […]

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France Bans Mobile Phones In Schools

The French government has passed a law banning the use of mobiles by children under the age of 15 in schools. The ban includes all personal mobile devices (phones, tablets, laptops etc); pupils are allowed to take the devices with them but they must be switched off from the time the enter and leave the school […]

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LokiBot – Android banking malware that turns into ransomware

New Android banking trojan malware called “LokiBot” comes with ransomware capabilities which are triggered if the user tries to disable the malware’s admin rights or when victims try to remove it. Once the ransomware feature is activated, LokiBot “encrypts” all of the victims’ data. The malware is also capable of stealing victims’ contacts, reading and sending SMS messages and […]

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Facebook Embedded App on GSM SIM Cards

The Dutch smartcard company Gemalto NV has developed an application that embeds Facebook on SIM cards, letting GSM phone users stay connected on Facebook without data plans. This move will open up Facebook connectivity to all mobile phone users and break the requirement for the need to have a newer smart phone model. Facebook for […]

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