A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news.

The concerns this week I feel are around the ever growing threat (and actual compromise) of mobile phones, in particular Android which having numerous delays in rolling out patches provides a huge pool of potential targets for malware. The problem I see comes from both the attitude of users not considering what privileges they are giving away as there is little they can do to customise (I know that finer grain control is slowly coming), as well as developers in haste to throw out the ‘next best thing’ fail to consider any kind of security, even basic encrypted transmissions would be a start!

And in other news….

Weekly Cyber Security News 05/08/2016