While corporations widely recognize the convenience and productivity enhancements that mobile applications deliver to their customers and employees, too few realize that mobile apps also can present significant security and privacy risks. It’s not difficult to find examples of mobile app data breaches that resulted in severe consequences, both in terms of money and corporate reputation. Given that smartphone apps account for 63% of total digital minutes, according to the Comscore “2019 Global State of Mobile” report, it stands to reason that attackers are going where the traffic is.
Android Dirty COW patch released On Monday, Google announced putting the Dirty COW vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195) out to pasture with the 2016-12-05 patch level in the December 2016 Android Security Update. That’s welcome news for owners of Google Nexus and Pixel devices. Of course even with the patch from Google, the long standing problem of Android
Many government agencies are not taking full advantage of the productivity gains and cost savings that can come from using mobile apps, and part of that hesitation probably comes from concerns about security.
Vulnerabilities in Apple’s operating system.
Issues associated with many apps’ CEVs.