Mobile and IoT Security

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Mobile and IoT Security

Is Your Peloton Spinning Up Malware?

[Disclaimer: The McAfee ATR team disclosed this vulnerability to Peloton and promptly started working together to responsibly develop and issue a patch within the disclosure window. The patch was tested and confirmed effective on June 4, 2021.] Picture this: A hacker enters a gym or fitness center with a Peloton Bike+. They insert a ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Avoid Making Costly Mistakes with Your Mobile Payment Apps

There used to be a time when one roommate split the cost of rent with another by writing a check. Who still owns a checkbook these days? Of course, those days are nearly long gone, in large part thanks to “peer to peer” (P2P) mobile payment apps, like Venmo, Zelle, or Cash App. Now with a simple click on an app, you can transfer your friend ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Don’t Sweat Your Security: How to Safely Incorporate IoT Into Your Fitness Routine

Many have seamlessly transitioned their fitness regimens out of the gym and into the living room since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks in part to the use of IoT devices. IoT (Internet of Things) denotes the web of interconnected physical devices embedded with sensors and software to collect and share information via the internet. The most common ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Beware of Social Media Scams

Social media is a great place to connect with friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also a great place for misinformation to run rampant, and it is a virtual treasure chest for cybercriminals to steal personal information. Over 25 million Canadians own a social media account, and more than 80% ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Fraudulent Apps that Automatically Charge you Money Spotted in Google Play

Google’s Android operating system has been a boon for the average consumer. No other operating system has given so much freedom to developers and hardware manufacturers to make quality devices at reasonable prices. The number of Android phones in the world is astounding. That success comes with a price, however. A ...

Consumer Mobile and IoT Security

Beware of BRATA: How to Avoid Android Malware Attack

Cybercriminals go to great lengths to hack personal devices to gather sensitive information about online users. To be more effective, they make significant investments in their technology. Also, cybercriminals are relying on a tactic called social engineering, where they capitalize upon fear and urgency to manipulate unsuspecting device users to hand over their passwords, banking information, or other critical credentials.  One evolving mobile device threat that combines malware ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Connect With Confidence: Benefits of Using a Personal VPN 

Protect your digital life  The recent surge in work from home is likely accompanied by a corresponding increase in corporate VPN (virtual private network) usage. More and more employees who would typically be connected at the office are using these protected networks to access confidential documents and sites. To some, these corporate VPNs are simply a tunnel into their work lives. But what about the benefits of ...

Mobile and IoT Security

The Latest Mobile Scams & How To Stay Safe

If the challenges of working from home, connecting with family, and keeping on top of the news have you grabbing your phone more than ever, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, scammers are capitalizing on this opportunity. From fake apps, and dangerous text messages to phishing phone calls, mobile scams are multiplying, potentially putting your personal data and devices at risk. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently warned that they received a spike ...

Mobile and IoT Security

The mobile threats you can’t even see

Over the last year, we’ve seen more stories in the news than ever before about the big picture of cybersecurity, with politicians being increasingly public about how technology is affecting international relationships. All of this can make it feel like staying safe online is out of consumers’ hands, with decisions ...

Mobile and IoT Security

How vulnerability disclosure keeps you and your family safe

Surrounded by smart home devices as well as apps which integrate with other services, we are entering an age of consumer technology where everything can talk to everything. For most consumers, this will just feel like the next logical step in a technological advancement which has been going on for ...

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