A new report finds that number of mobile malware modifications designed for phishing users' banking and bank card information jumped by a factor of 20 last year.
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New measures being rolled out include stepping up payment authentication for online game sites and mobile payment services, and a dedicated app store for financial services to prevent downloads of phishing malware.
Apple's ongoing struggles with poor security-related design choices have extended to the iPhone. According to security researcher Aviv Raff, everyone's favorite mobile device is vulnerable to two separate security weaknesses that expose millions of users to phishing and spamming attacks.
Yesterday, Collin Mulliner of the trifinite.group, a group of computer experts researching insecurities in wireless communications, has released the slides as well as the research tools he came up with in order to demonstrate various attacks and vulnerabilities in Near Field Communication mobile phones, a technology that will change the face of mobile payments, and naturally result in more innovative mobile phishing and malware attempts.
There'll be a spike in phishing attacks via SMS, or SMiShing, and for-profit mobile malware in the year ahead, according to McAfee.
CyLab researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a new anti-phishing tool to protect mobile users. Their Phoolproof Phishing Prevention system can prevent users of cell phones, PDAs or even laptops from network-based attacks, even when they make mistakes. This system is based on a really simple concept. But read more...
A Chinese man has been conned out of more than AU$20,000 after falling victim to a text message-based phishing scam.Last week, an individual identified only as Mr Wang from Beijing received a text message on his mobile phone warning him that he had bought goods worth 18,000 yuan (approx AU$3,000).
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