Mobile

Facebook’s two-factor authentication announcement raises questions

Amid rising concern about its attitude to privacy and safety, Facebook has announced that it is introducing a two-factor authentication system in an attempt to prevent unauthorised account logins.


7 sec read

Fukushima radiation hoax SMS message spreads in Philippines

A hoax SMS text message claiming that radiation may hit the Philippines, following explosions that have rocked Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, have caused such a problem that authorities in Manila have issued an official denial.


9 sec read

Android malware clean-up exposes reliance on mobile carriers to push out updates

Google rolls out a clean-up tool to malware-infected Android users – but how are other users supposed to fix the underlying vulnerability?


6 sec read

Finally got that iPad? Facebook users hit by ‘via mobile web’ spam

Facebook accounts have been compromised by spammers, with messages claiming that the user has received a free Apple iPad.


5 sec read

New Android Trojan horse could prove costly

Is it HongTouTou, Adrd or Geinimi? One thing is clear – new malware for Android smartphones is grabbing users’ attention.

Make sure that you are careful about the applications you install on your Android device.


9 sec read

Russian mobile users targeted by SMS Valentine Trojan

A Valentine’s Day mobile application, which promises to send an romantic MMS message to a loved one, actually hides a money-making scheme that sends expensive messages to a Russian premium rate SMS number.


8 sec read

Van Gogh Museum hit by Facebook scammers

The Facebook page of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has been compromised to promote a money-making survey scam.

If your company taking proper measures to protect its Facebook presence?


8 sec read

Sophos Security Threat Report 2011 – Web seminar now online

Watch our online web seminar where we discuss the top threats affecting businesses today.


4 sec read

Trapster hack: millions warned of possible password breach

Trapster is notifying its 10 million users that their usernames and passwords may have fallen into the hands of hackers.


5 sec read

Sophos report reveals increase in social networking security threats

Download your free copy of the Sophos Security Threat Report 2011 now and learn more about not just social networking dangers, but also the many other security threats faced by businesses and computer users.


8 sec read

Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number

Do you really want complete strangers being able to access your mobile phone number and home address?

Facebook plays a dangerous game with new ability for application developers.


7 sec read

Scammers exploit viral video of girl falling into fountain while texting

A girl falls into a mall’s fountain because she’s too busy concentrating on texting.

When the video becomes an internet sensation, cybercriminals are only too quick to jump on the bandwagon.


8 sec read

4th grade root beer memory foils Facebook chat scammer

Facebook scammers steal identities to spread spam via chat messaging.

What’s surprising is that your childhood memories may actually be enough to save you from falling for the scam.


7 sec read

Geinimi Android Trojan horse discovered

Android users may not be at risk from as much malware on their smartphone as on their desktop computer, but that doesn’t mean they should be careless about security.


7 sec read

Over 40 security fixes for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch in iOS 4.2

Apple has pushed out the much anticipated update to its mobile operating system – iOS 4.2.

Although most of the headlines have focused on new functionality Apple has introduced, there’s a much more important reason why you should be considering updating your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Security.


12 sec read

Is a Facebook security hole helping hackers spread iPhone 4 spam?

Apple isn’t giving away 1000 iPhones, but a security problem at Facebook might be allowing hackers to post messages to users’ walls withouit their permission.


6 sec read