Gryphn Takes Care Of Your Mobile Security
The News: Researchers at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center have discovered a way to utilize malicious software to remotely operate a smartphone’s camera and manipulate it to spy on the phone’s user.
The App: PlaceRaider
The Mobile Security Threat: This is the first known malware that can be used to take advantage of the high definition cameras on every smartphone. “Remote Burglars” can use this app to virtually steal any objects visible to the camera like financial documents or private information. While this app was created for only research, if leaked into the wrong hands it could easily be disguised as an App and unknowingly downloaded by consumers.
The News: A security expert created an App on his Samsung Nexus S that allows him to steal a credit card by simply waving his phone over a wallet. He can then walk into any store and make a purchase using your credit card from his smartphone.
The App: No app or smartphone required from you, just carry your wallet in your back pocket.
The Mobile Security Threat: Luckily the App creator isn’t a thief, but paid to find weaknesses with wireless payment technologies…lucky this time. The threats associated with Apps like this are unlimited and with the use of mobile payments increasing, targets will increase too.
The News: Any mobile device that uses Wi-Fi and connects to Wi-Fi hotspots for internet access is open to various security issues. Most mobile devices don’t have security features that can protect against Wi-Fi threats
The App: Numerous – Firesheep and Sniffpass are two examples of Apps that can watch and steal credentials to login to unsecured sites or services.
The Mobile Security Threat: Since the majority of Wi-Fi hotspots aren’t encrypted, it allows anyone within reach to spy on the data you send and receive from the internet and your mobile device. These data snoopers can see your online banking information and other delicate transactions when using Wi-Fi.
Blackberry RIM Problems
The News: Blackberry Services were down for about 5 hours across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. They conveniently went down the day the iPhone 5 made its debut. The Blackberry outage did not affect calls or text messages, but it took down BBM, email, and internet access.
The App: Anyone who owns a Blackberry.
The Mobile Security Threat: As a regular user, none, but for enterprise users it can result in a hefty financial loss. Last year a four day global disruption frustrated millions, and cost an estimated $8 Billion in productivity losses..
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The News: During emergencies, more and more people are turning to Apps for Information. Today people can easily download an App to their smartphone that can be used as a source of information for paramedics and other first responders at the scene of an accident, crime, or disasters. These Apps can provide life-saving information.
The App: ICE (In Case Of Emergency) stores your driver’s license picture, emergency contact information, medical history, and more.
The Mobile Security Threat: Not all Apps and technological advances involving phones are a threat, but it is important that you understand how to properly use them. While this app is designed to help save your life, if your smartphone ended up in the wrong hands what personal information would you want them to know? You should only store pertinent medical information including allergies, illnesses, and your medications in your medical history. Managing the threats that go along with these benefits is an important topic that doesn’t get enough press. That’s why we’re here, to show you how to enjoy the advances while blocking the distresses. You’re Welcome.
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