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Malware
Decline in mobile malware but hackers show growing sophistication
"It may seem that cybercriminals are becoming less active because of decreased mobile malware attacks. But it does not necessarily mean we are safer."
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Mobile Security
Mobile madness: Unpacking the business and personal risks of digital mobile in Aotearoa
Should Kiwis practice better smartphone security, and are they one swipe or tap away from a colossal data breach?
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Mobile Security
Cyber attacks increase, despite growing threat awareness in APAC region
According to ESET, as people are increasingly dependent on the internet to work, communicate, shop and entertain themselves, scammers are also taking advantage of the new normal to lure victims.
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Cybersecurity
97% of organisations experienced a mobile threat in 2020 — report
93% of these attacks originated in a device network, which includes attempts to trick users into installing a malicious payload via infected websites or URLs, or to steal users’ credentials.
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Mobile Security
Sophos named mobile security Leader in IDC MarketScape
Sophos Intercept X for Mobile has capabilities in protecting Android, iOS and Chrome OS users from known and never before seen mobile threats.
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Mobile Security
ESET launches the latest version of its Mobile Security solution
“With this latest version of ESET Mobile Security, we want to ensure our users feel completely secure when performing financial transactions on their devices, in addition to being protected from malware and phishing attempts."
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Cloud
Cybersecurity training: the key to strengthening your security posture
Australian organisations take an average of 200 days to identify a breach and another 81 days to contain them, both longer periods than a year ago.
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Mobile Security
2020 will be 'the year of mobile sneak attacks' - McAfee
Hidden apps are projected to be the cornerstone of the mobile sneak attack, with the McAfee report finding nearly 50% of all malicious activities in 2019 were from hidden apps.
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Cybersecurity
Security survey: The internet’s for porn… and gaming
"As well as being inappropriate use of a work device, these sites are more likely to harbour malware or other malicious threats that lead to a compromise."
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Mobile Security
OPPO partners with bug bounty company HackerOne
With over 320 million monthly active users of OPPO’s ColorOS, and a rapidly expanding online presence, cybersecurity is top of mind for the mobile phone manufacturer.
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Endpoint Protection
Sophos launches Intercept X for mobile
New security for Chrome OS and mobile threat defence for Android and iOS devices protects users from new fleeceware applications uncovered by SophosLabs.
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Healthcare
How SMS became the trusted mode of customer communications
About 90 percent of text messages are read within three minutes of receipt and we’re seven times more likely to respond to a text than an email.
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Cloud
Apple issues clarification on extent of iOS malware infection
The attack affected fewer than a dozen websites that focus on content related to the Uighur community.
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Phishing
Security flaw left Android phones open to SMS phishing attacks found
Check Point Research discovered the vulnerability impacts phones from Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony.
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Mobile Security
The dark side of apps: Security threats on the rise
"Think about it, unsecured Wi-Fi, spoofing, phishing attacks, ransomware, spyware... mobile devices make for the perfect target."
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Mobile Security
CrowdStrike: Best practices for mobile device security
The workforce is more reliant than ever on business-critical applications, which can access confidential information from multiple devices at any time and anywhere.
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Mobile Security
Tenable leverages partner ecosystem with new integrations
Tenable has introduced 19 new technology integrations to its Cyber Exposure Ecosystem on an open platform in a bid to better protect against security risks.
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Endpoint Protection
CrowdStrike announces endpoint detection for mobile devices
The workforce is more reliant than ever on business-critical applications, accessing confidential information from multiple devices anytime, anywhere.
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Microsoft
Sophos Mobile Security now integrates Microsoft Intune
In the case of a threat or compromise, intelligence insights can help administrators decide when to lock down an individual endpoint and deny access corporate data.
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Microsoft
GlobalSign, Microsoft join forces to strengthen mobile security
This provides greater assurances that the identity in the certificate matches the identity associated with the Intune policy set forth for the device/user.
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Mobile Security
WhatsApp users warned to change voicemail PINs
Attackers are allegedly gaining access to users’ WhatsApp accounts by using the default voicemail PIN to access voice authentication codes.
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Mobile Security
Security and mobility app adoption increasing - Okta
The fastest-of-the-fastest growing apps focus on identity-driven security, indicating that companies are taking Zero Trust seriously.
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Endpoint Protection
Achieving uncompromising security without compromising privacy
This is an age where it is critical to achieve comprehensive cybersecurity without invading users’ privacy, hindering their mobility, or impeding their efficiency.
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Mobile Security
Is mobile shopping compromising your enterprise security?
When employees do their holiday shopping on company resources, security teams have a challenge with the surge in browsing and online transactions.