Apple has scrapped plans to ship a controversial child pornography protection tool for iCloud Photos, a concession to privacy rights advocates who warned it could have been used for government surveillance.
TikTok was hit Wednesday with a pair of lawsuits from the US state of Indiana, which accused it of making false claims about the Chinese-owned app’s safety for children.
Apple on Wednesday announced plans to beef up data security protections on its flagship devices with the addition of new encryption tools for iCloud backups and a feature to help users verify identities in the Messages app.
Google this week announced the December 2022 Android updates with patches for over 75 vulnerabilities, including multiple critical remote code execution (RCE) flaws.
The most severe of the RCE bugs is CVE-2022-20411, an issue in Android’s System component that could be exploited over Bluetooth.
A threat actor tracked as ‘Scattered Spider’ is targeting telecommunications and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in an effort to gain access to mobile carrier networks and perform SIM swapping, cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike warns.
Google is seeing a significant decrease in memory safety issues in Android due to the progressive migration to memory-safe programming languages, such as Rust.
Mobile security firm Zimperium is warning of an Android trojan that may have stolen Facebook credentials from a large number of users.
Vulnerability researchers at Google Project Zero are calling attention to the ongoing “patch-gap” problem in the Android ecosystem, warning that downstream vendors continue to be tardy at delivering security fixes to Android-powered devices.
A hack-for-hire group known as Bahamut has been targeting Android users with trojanized versions of legitimate VPN applications, ESET reports.
US authorities announced a ban Friday on the import or sale of communications equipment deemed “an unacceptable risk to national security” — including gear from Chinese giants Huawei Technologies and ZTE.