In a strange twist of fate, Verizon Enterprise Solutions finds itself the victim of a data breach that has exposed 1.5 million customer accounts to hackers. Normally Verizon Enterprise is leading the way in helping businesses, many on the Fortune 500 list, avoid this kind of situation, so finding themselves victims is particularly painful. Read more
Smartphone owners are on alert after Google issued a warning that an Android vulnerability could give intruders access to devices they don’t own. Read more
LastPass is one of the better password managers available on the Play Store, but they’ve released a new app that’s going to give them an edge on some of the other apps. It’s a two-factor authentication app for LastPass, but it also works with plenty of other services, pretty similarly to Google’s own authenticator. Read more
We’re only one week into March, and that means a monthly security update is due for Android devices. Google published details regarding March’s security update earlier today with a massive list of patches and other goodies.
You might some commotion about a year ago over Verizon’s tracking cookies for phones on their network. Big Red was tracking usage habits about users on the network, without alerting users or giving them a way to opt out of the tracking, but apparently they didn’t do a good enough job in giving customers control over everything, as the FCC has slapped with a fine over the ordeal. Read more
Proving the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished, mobile security company Skycure revealed a proof of concept malware at the RSA cyber security conference this week that attacks Android devices via a technique called “accessibility clickjacking.” The attack has been shown to work on versions of Android up through KitKat placing over half a billion Android devices at risk. Read more
Samsung will be joining an ever growing number of companies to support Apple on their decision to fight the US government and its want for backdoors into mobile devices. Samsung specifically said customer privacy is “extremely important” and anything used to compromise that would sabotage trust.
Sundar Pichai recently publicly tweeted in support of Apple’s stance against the FBI in the ongoing encryption debate between the government and the iPhone maker. Now he’s taking it step further, and Google as a company is filing a legal brief to support Apple in this standoff. Read more
With security in the headlines the past couple days, users may once again be considering methods and apps to help secure their logins. Password managers are increasingly getting attention from consumers, especially as they continue to add features making them easier to use and more functional. One of the apps that made our list of the best password managers this year, Enpass, has announced a major upgrade to their platform to version 5.0 that brings two key improvements. Read more
In case you haven’t seen it yet, Tim Cook publicly released a letter against the FBI’s request for Apple to create software that would allow a backdoor into iPhones for national security reasons. Needless to say, that letter has sparked a ton of conversation around the encryption debate, and it’s bringing some other big names into the mix. Read more