Wikileaks Vault 7 CIA hack leak makes Mobile Security go for a toss

Gold Line Group which offers military-grade cyber products has warned that all mobile phones manufactured by their respective companies in future might contain spying software by default.

In a recent interview, Andrew Grundstein, the director of Gold Line Group said that cyber weapons are becoming so sophisticated that mobile security can be thrown to a toss in future.

For years, Gold Line Group has been warning their clients and advising them to avoid off the shelf encrypted communication apps and freely available commercial anti-virus software. As these products generate a kind of false sense of security and thus offer very little security, Gold Line Group wants all its users to go for premium services.

Reacting to the latest media reports which state US Spying agency CIA has the potential to hack any mobile phone or computing device in the world, Andrew claimed that treats such as these can surely make users seeking utmost mobile security fear about going digital. And if this happens, then this can prove as a serious threat to IoT evolution.

Supporting this claim is the latest research report from the research team of Gold Line Group. The study discovered that attackers aren’t trying to break encryption codes like they used to. But instead, they are now trying to take advantage of the open and social nature of people and their devices, manipulating them to accept Trojans that can be in disguise of an SMS, app, or in other phishing formats.

Hence, all this boils down to prove one point that as hackers (which includes state sponsored agencies and actors) are getting sophisticated, mobile security users should also educate themselves about the latest threats and should try isolating themselves with appropriate premium solutions.

NOTE- Israel-based Gold Line Group, founded in 2003 is a leading provider of data security solutions. In the year 2009, it offered a reward of $250,000 to hackers, spies and intelligence agencies who could decipher a message encrypted by Gold Lock’s Mobile Encryption. The company offers products which can be used by government, military and private organizations seeking the highest level of digital security.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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