Available for Interviews: Paul Tracey
Paul Tracey is the Founder & CEO of Innovative Technologies, a Managed Security Service Provider in New York, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm.
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We all know that we are encouraged to use multifactor authentication, which we recommend as well but how good is it really? Can it be compromised? The answer can come as a shock when we look at the security of cell phones.
- Recently we have seen an increase in cross-application data theft on cell phones. Although this is not a new concept it has increased its capabilities.
- Xeneomorph which is a banking trojan attack delivered through apps in the google play store was recently released and has over 500,000 downloads. This particular malware is currently being developed further but already offers attackers much more sophisticated attacks. Including: stealing text messages and 2-factor codes, and additionally installing a self-protection system so you cannot fully uninstall it.
- These applications are designed to deceive google security like their predecessor’s fitness training dropper and fast cleaner and they continue to be successful.
- What can we do? Only download apps that you absolutely need on your phone that are google verified and from a credible vendor and make sure you have antivirus and antimalware software installed on your phone. The painful one—do a little bit of google research on an app and read the app permissions it’s requesting BEFORE you click accept and download. You can also make a secure folder on your phone for banking apps which will add an extra layer of security.
Interview: Paul Tracey
Paul Tracey is the Founder and CEO of Innovative Technologies, a Managed Security Service Provider in New York, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm.
After nearly a successful decade in business, Innovative Technologies continues to help clients ensure they have security and compliance procedures in place and well-trained staff. They have earned a reputation as a leading managed security services provider (MSSP) in upstate New York.
Tracey has been featured in MSP Success Magazine and on the Success Spotlight podcast and also runs an MSSP dedicated to helping small and medium-size businesses protect their reputation, money, and customers from cybercriminals.
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