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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of July 30th

Many of us at NowSecure are looking forward to convening at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas next week to l
August 3 · Issue #115 · View online
NowSecure #MobSec5
Many of us at NowSecure are looking forward to convening at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas next week to learn more about latest cybersecurity research and development trends. If you’re heading there too, take a peek at our recommendations of mobile appsec-related conference sessions to attend and swing by booth #671 to say hello and nab our cool stickers.
It’s been a busy week in the world of mobile security, so let’s get to it. Here are your highlights from this week:
  • Apple becomes the first U.S.-based company to reach a market valuation of $1 trillion
  • Reddit hack highlights the shortcomings of using SMS messages for two-factor authentication
  • Android P engineers pump up the power of mobile devices with the Adaptive Battery Feature
  • Beta investigation of the 6.5-inch iPhone X(s) Plus reveals support for native apps in portrait orientation
  • Hackers could leverage vulnerabilities in Samsung’s SmartThings Hub to unlock doors or spy on occupants
  • Google research discovers complex malware that goes to great lengths to remain undetected
  • Israeli firm’s high-tech mobile spyware was used to target Amnesty International staff 
  • Facebook shuts off access to user data APIs for hundreds of thousands of inactive apps

Apple reaches $1 trillion value | CNN
Historical data stolen from Reddit in SMS two-factor authentication intercept hack | SiliconANGLE
“P is for Power”—How Google tests, tracks, and improves Android battery life | Ars Technica
2018 iPhone X(s) Plus' Portrait Surprise Revealed By iOS 12 Beta 5 | Wccftech
20 new vulnerabilities discovered in the Samsung SmartThings Hub, patches issued | Cyberscoop
Google Researcher Unpacks Rare Android Malware | Dark Reading
NSO Spyware Targets Saudi Human Rights Activists and Researchers | The Hacker News
Facebook shuts off access to user data for hundreds of thousands of apps | The Verge
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