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A new form of messaging threats is affecting iOS users, according to AdaptiveMobile—who has been actively monitoring this issue and detected over one million malicious messages over the past 24 hours within their North American customer base.
An iOS 8 bug in the Messages app that crashes iPhones when a string of Arabic characters are sent in a message, is currently seen as little more than a nuisance with no malicious intent, but the issue could have broader security implications, according to Cathal McDaid, who heads up data intelligence and analytics at AdaptiveMobile.
At Black Hat 2014, the best cloud security experts warned that spoofs, hacks, phishes and bots continue to pose risks for public and private cloud projects. With these threats in mind, IDN showcases companies that are moving to plug these cloud security gaps.
AdaptiveMobile to Showcase Powerful, Cloud-Based Mobile Security Management (MSM) Platform for the Enterprise at the Gartner Catalyst Conference
AdaptiveMobile, the leader in mobile security, today announced that it will demo the AdaptiveMobile Enterprise Mobile Security Management (MSM) platform, a comprehensive, cloud-based mobile security solution for the enterprise, at the Gartner Catalyst Conference on August 11 in San Diego. AdaptiveMobile Enterprise MSM provides a security anchor for IT and security departments needing protection in a corporate ecosystem that is always-on, in constant movement, and that involves employees, contractors, partners, customers and others using multiple connection points for access.
Con la virtualización las redes pueden ser más vulnerables si los operadores no entienden los nuevos requisitos de seguridad
A pesar de que los operadores han sufrido varias migraciones tecnológicas en sus redes en los últimos 15 años, al pasar de GSM a LTE, y entre medio de ambas WCDMA, la llegada de la virtualización de las funciones de red (NFV) o de Software Defined Networking (SDN) suponen una transformación y no una evolución. En esencia, la evolución tecnológica vivida hasta hora no suponía en realidad alterar la estructura interna o procesos del operador, sino simplemente implementar una tecnología más potente encima de la anterior.
AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile security, today announced it has joined the Intel® Network Builders programme, a cross-industry initiative which is focused on providing an ecosystem to encourage the development of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) based solutions.
Mobile phone users in Montreal and Vancouver are far likelier to be targeted by spam messages than users in any other Canadian city, according to a study published this week.
The study also found a spike in the amount of unsolicited advertisements directed at Canadians on the eve of strict new anti-spamming legislation, which comes into effect on July 1. Between last December and June, phones with Montreal area codes received 34 per cent of the mobile spam (SMS) in Canada. Vancouver was the next highest city, garnishing nine per cent of the SMS traffic followed by Quebec City, with 5.5 per cent of the SMS, and Edmonton at 4.6 per cent.
Android devices are being targetted by a strain of malware spreading through text messages.
Dubbed Selfmite, it was detected by IT security researcher Denis Maslennikov. The worm is able to propagate via SMS. Potential victims receive the following SMS message containing a URL pointing to the Selfmite worm: Dear [NAME], Look the Self-time, http://goo.gl/******.
The pressure on legitimate apps to blow out their user bases has spawned a form of quasi-hacking that has become accepted as a bona fide growth strategy. “Growth hacking” is a practice employed by popular networking, gaming, and directions apps such as Glide, Meow, Skout, and Tango, whose terms include permission to send SMS texts to the downloader's entire contact list. And it's a growth strategy that's growing at an alarming rate. A study conducted by security firm AdaptiveMobile discovered mobile players sending 8.5 more invitations per app in the past six months.
When Facebook acquired popular messaging service WhatsApp for an eye-popping $19 billion, other app makers took notice. And, fearful of missing out on a maturing market for “social” apps, some of those companies are trying their hand at what Silicon Valley types call “growth hacking” — or what the average person would call text message spam.
Those are the observations of Cathal McDaid of AdaptiveMobile, a network security firm that has produced a report naming some of the worst offenders for growth-hacking. Common tactics include getting users to blast everyone on their phone contact list with an invitation to try the app, or “alerting” a user’s friends whenever they do something ordinary like post a photo.