Menlo Security Launches Industry-First Secure Web Gateway (SWG) with an Isolation Core for Mobile Devices | National

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Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security, today announced an industry first by extending its cloud-based Secure Web Gateway (SWG) to include web isolation for mobile devices. This new offering is designed to eliminate the threat of malware and phishing attacks when users are accessing the internet and email from their smartphones and tablets.

Mobile device usage continues to grow in the enterprise and the security risk has increased accordingly:

  • Browser vulnerabilities: Web browsers are increasingly being used to access new applications and cloud resources. This makes web browsers a significant target for attackers to exploit and gain a foothold in the enterprise. Recent research published by Menlo Labs showed how 83 percent of browsers were not patched within 30 days by enterprises after a Chrome update. Because mobile browsers are updated less frequently than desktop browsers, Menlo Labs anticipates the same problem with mobile devices. Two recent bugs fixed by Apple and Google on their web browsers that were actively exploited in the wild are leading indicators of the increasing focus on mobile browsers.
  • Phishing: According to industry research1, the surge in remote work has increased mobile phishing attacks by 37 percent globally and 66 percent in North America alone. The report found that unmitigated mobile phishing threats could cost organizations with 10,000 mobile devices as much as $35 million per incident, and up to $150 million for organizations with 50,000 mobile devices.
  • Malicious document download: Malicious file downloads on mobile devices are another area of risk. File-based threats are occurring with greater frequency and higher success rates as threat actors have continued to hone and adapt their social engineering and spear phishing skills to fit today’s trends, including the use of mobile browsers. Consider that hundreds of millions of users are now working remotely and relying on Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms and rich web apps to improve mobility and productivity. As a result, mission-critical files and documents increasingly live outside the corporate firewall,…


Boost Mobile Introduces New “Privacy Premium” with Secure Wi-Fi by Mobolize

Protect yourself from online attacks that threaten your identity, your files, your system, and your financial well-being.

Boost Mobile today introduced a new “Privacy Premium” offering that includes Secure Wi-Fi. This popular application incorporates Mobolize’s Data Management Engine with SmartVPN® technology. Secure Wi-Fi automatically protects users’ personal data when connected to Wi-Fi.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rise in cyber criminality creating a greater need for privacy services, especially on mobile devices. There has been an almost 75% increase in ransomware and mobile vulnerabilities have grown 50%, according to many industry reports including Skybox Security. Boost Mobile, together with Mobolize, enables users to keep their data safe as they email and browse the web.

“Boost recognizes their customers’ growing need for a secure mobile experience and responded with a ‘Privacy Premium’ offering that includes Secure Wi-Fi by Mobolize,” said Colleen LeCount, Chief Revenue Officer, Mobolize. “We’ve seen an increased security threat for mobile users and are proud to partner with Boost Mobile to help customers avoid identity and data theft.”

Secure Wi-Fi uses Mobolize’s SmartVPN® to intelligently manage data, including encrypting only unencrypted data. This increases security efficiency and maximizes device performance, including minimal impact on battery life.

Boost’s “Privacy Premium” also includes Call Screener Premium, which identifies, reports and blocks unwanted spam calls; and Premium Visual Voicemail, which lets users manage and review their voicemail including transcribing them into text. This value-added service gives customers full digital protection on their Android phones in one convenient add-on for $5.99 per month.

About Mobolize

Mobolize enables mobile operators, service and technology providers to deliver security, connectivity and optimization solutions that enhance the mobile data experience. By using our patented Data Management Engine, which is deployed on the mobile device, providers can deliver value-added services and extend security solutions to meet the growing demand for smart security and connectivity on mobile endpoints. The result is enhanced protection and an improved mobile data experience for business and consumer users, while increasing…


8 cybersecurity tips to secure the safety of your digital spaces in 2021

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Approximately 3.5 billion people’s data safety was compromised in the top two of the 15 world’s largest data breaches. That’s almost half the population on earth. You might easily be one of the 3.5 billion people whose data is out there with hackers, scammers, and fake companies, making you vulnerable to phishing attacks, email and SMS scams, cyber frauds, and more. Maybe you need some cybersecurity tips?

Such data breaches are eye-openers for everyone. Cybersecurity is not just another organizational best practice. If you are surfing the internet, use social media, and share your life online in any way, then it’s time that you pay attention to what’s happening with your data and takes the necessary steps to improve your cybersecurity.

To protect yourself from any data breaches, cyber-attacks, and cyber frauds, here are the top 8 personal cybersecurity tips.

8 Personal Cybersecurity Tips

Keep All Your Apps And Software Updated

One of the easiest ways hackers can attack any device is through outdated software, operating systems, and applications. Such outdated software has bugs, errors, and other vulnerabilities which can easily be exploited by malware or ransomware attacks. Software updates usually have bug fixes and updated security patches to mitigate such attacks.

Keeping your apps and software updated is becoming more crucial since new cyber threats and vulnerabilities are emerging every day.

Here are some precautionary steps you can take to keep everything updated:

  • Switch on auto-updates for operating systems and apps for all of your devices
  • Check every fortnight for the updates of plugins and extensions of your web browser
  • Check if your web browser uses automatic security updates
  • Check your privacy settings after every update since new updates can reset settings to default

Secure Your Mobile Devices

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For most of our activities, purchase, transactions, and emails, we access our mobile devices. They are literally the extension of ourselves. So, needless to say, they contain more private and important information that we can’t afford to lose.

If you are not using your mobile devices securely or practicing basic security measures, then it’s time you paid attention.

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How to Make Internet Browsing Safe and Secure 2021 Guide

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This article is about How to Make Internet Browsing Safe and Secure. So read this free guide, How to Make Internet Browsing Safe and Secure step by step. If you have query related to same article you may contact us. So Lets begin this guide:

Guide: How to Make Internet Browsing Safe and Secure

Every day we hear about new vulnerabilities and online hacks. Hackers are on the hunt to steal your crucial data. The most recent hack was from the XDA-Developers forum. Although no user data has been compromised. Android smartphones already have several vulnerabilities. And we are all waging a never-ending war to protect our privacy online. So, underneath all this cyber hassle, what can you do to protect your data? What Can an Average Joe Do? Do not panic. We’ve got you covered.

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In the past, we have shared some extensions for safe browsing in Chrome. But here in this guide, I would like to go a little wider. I would like to explain to you the basics of security in browsers (no matter what web browser you use) and add some cool ones too tips that gives you a completely safe browsing experience. This guide is simplified for the average Joe.

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The basics of security

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What is HTTPS?


You can read about it on Wikipedia, but I would like to explain it very simply here wordsBasically what HTTPS does is it secures communication between the server of the website you are visiting (which has HTTPS) and the client (you are using the PC). How is that secured? Using encryption. Encryption basically just creates a secret new language that only the server and the client can understand. That way, no one (even hackers) knows what’s going through the connection.

Not every website can get an HTTPS / SSL certificate. Each content is first analyzed. And the necessary security checks are carried out. A security check is also performed by all browsers. Some websites try to establish an HTTPS connection with a combination of encrypted and non-encrypted content. That is the reason why you will get such errors as below.

Https error

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Types of attacks

Most browser-based hacker attacks use Javascript. Developers use…