The probe, reported by De Volkskrant newspaper, comes as a series of western countries weigh the risks of allowing the Chinese telecoms giant to become involved in the new 5G mobile phone infrastructure. Volkskrant said the AIVD refused to confirm the report. AIVD spokesman Hilbert Bredemeijer declined to comment, saying the spy agency “does not…

The Federal Communications Commission said that because of China Mobile USA’s ownership and control by the Chinese government, allowing it into the US market “would raise substantial and serious national security and law enforcement risks.” The decision brings the Chinese telecoms giant’s eight-year effort to crack the US market to an end, but was not…

A strong majority of US adults value additional security measures for mobile transactions, with 90% reporting they would want the ability to approve some or all mobile device transactions before the transaction is completed, and 71% interested in approving all such transactions. One in five (19%) would prefer only to approve some transactions, such as…

RSA CONFERENCE 2019 – San Francisco – As more enterprise work takes place on mobile devices, more companies are feeling insecure about the security of their mobile fleet. That’s one of the big takeaways from Verizon’s “Mobile Security Index 2019,” released here this week. The report is based on responses from 671 enterprise IT professionals…

Videos and descriptions of the vulnerability have been making the rounds on social media websites. The attack does not require any technical knowledge and it can be carried out in seconds. The attacker calls the targeted user via FaceTime and then immediately initiates a group chat by using the “Add person” button from the bottom…

BlackBerry, which recently announced the acquisition of endpoint security firm Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash, says its Secure technology can be licensed by third-party vendors for their Internet-connected devices. The Secure feature packs provide manufacturers a framework that should help them build safer and more secure products without the need to internally develop cybersecurity…

New Android malware hit more than 100,000 users in 196 countries before Google removed it from Google Play — and it continues to steal personal information from users across the globe. Researchers at Trend Micro found ANDROIDOS_MOBSTSPY, spyware that disguised itself as six different Android apps, five of which were removed from Google Play in…

Here’s a scary thought: Mobile devices may soon come with pre-installed malware on required system apps. While it might sound like a grim foretelling, pre-installed mobile malware is an unfortunate reality of the future. In the past, we’ve seen pre-installed malware with the notorious Adups threat, among others. “Pre-installed” means the malware comes already installed…