Google is chronically unable to detect untrustworthy apps

2017/10/24 | Source: arstechnica.com

Google has booted eight Android apps from its Play marketplace, even though the apps have been downloaded as many as 2.6 million times. The industry giant took action after researchers found that the apps add devices to a botnet and can perform denial-of-service attacks or other malicious actions. The stated purpose of the apps is…

Reaper: IoT botnet 'worse than Mirai' infects one million organisations worldwide

2017/10/21 | Source: theinquirer.net

​ Check Point first unearthed the botnet, codenamed 'IoT_reaper', at the beginning of September and claims that, since, it's already enslaved millions of IoT devices including routers and IP cameras from firms including GoAhead, D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys and Synology. The latest campaign shares similar technical aspects to Mirai but is said to…

Facebook super-sizes food ordering feature

2017/10/20 | Source: mobilemarketer.com

Adding the Order Food tool aims to save users time, as they no longer have to open up multiple apps or tabs to browse individual restaurants and delivery services. Because some people already turn to Facebook to read restaurant reviews and check out locations or operating hours, the social media platform is trying to make…

The myth of responsible encryption: Experts say it can't work

2017/10/19 | Source: cnet.com

Government officials call for a way to protect consumers while also letting law enforcement see criminal data. But some specialists say it's not possible. Governments want to have their cake and eat it too. Many support a concept called responsible encryption, which, the idea goes, would provide complete privacy and security for people while also…

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

2017/10/18 | Source: phys.org

Long an important source of revenue for telecom companies, roaming charges will be lifted in Europe starting June 15, raising pressure on operators in a tight market. But the change can hardly come as a shock for telecom operators, according to Victor Marcais of Roland Berger, who noted the plans have been in the works…

The Real Risks Of Mobile Technology In The Enterprise

2017/10/16 | Source: Forbes

Smartphones have made work extraordinarily flexible. But keeping them safe has gotten tough as sophisticated and dedicated hackers seek to exploit bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments. "Because BYOD combines enterprise and personal data on one device, we're keeping a lot of data on these phones," said Andrew Blaich, a Lookout security researcher who spoke at this year's…

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