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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of January 8

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Hello #MobSec5 readers! The Spectre & Meltdown spectacle continues this week, among other mobile
 
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NowSecure #MobSec5
Hello #MobSec5 readers!
The Spectre & Meltdown spectacle continues this week, among other mobile security news including:
  • Strangers potentially adding themselves to encrypted group chats
  • Industrial IT systems at risk due to flaws in ICS mobile apps
  • Apps disguised as security tools bombard users with ads and track users’ location
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend, be good, and stay safe.

What Spectre and Meltdown Mean For WebKit | WebKit
IOActive and Embedi Discover 147 Vulnerabilities in ICS Mobile Apps | eWeek
Attack of the Week: Group Messaging in WhatsApp and Signal | A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering
First Kotlin-Developed Malicious App Signs Users Up for Premium SMS Services | TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog
Detecting screen capturing in iOS 11 | @abhimuralidharan via Medium
Hundreds of Creepy Mobile Games Can Use Your Mic to Track What You Watch on TV | Gizmodo
macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password [Updated] | Mac Rumors
Apps Disguised as Security Tools Bombard Users With Ads and Track Users' Location | TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog
Security Best Practices: Symmetric Encryption with AES in Java and Android | ProAndroidDev
EMC, VMware security bugs throw gasoline on cloud security fire | Ars Technica
Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs | The Verge
Multi-Industry Organizations Call for National Data Protection Standard | ExecutiveBiz
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