Posts Tagged ‘Promon’

Will MazarBOT be the straw that breaks Android’s back?

Will MazarBOT be the straw that breaks Android’s back

That’s according to Jan Vidar Krey, Head of Development at Norwegian app security firm Promon, who found the most alarming part of the malware was not its ability to penetrate and compromise an Android device, but that the existence of this strain was not protected against since it was first identified on the Dark Web several months ago.

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Why the Internet of Things is a can of worms and how to keep it sealed

Why the Internet of Things is a can of worms and how to keep it sealed

Innocuous devices the Internet of Things search engine Shodan recently found to be vulnerable to cyber attacks include a teddy bear able to remotely send voice messages and a doorbell with a video monitor that can be remotely accessed by a phone. Unchanged default passwords and poor app configuration were discovered as the most prominent flaws affecting these devices.

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Consumer advice on malware is misguided

Consumer advice on malware is misguided

Advice issued by Symantec last week following the discovery of a new strain of malware called Android. Bankosy mistakenly puts the onus on end-users to protect themselves – when unfortunately they are mostly ignorant about malware and least able from a technology point of view to protect themselves.

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