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Android ransomware 'Koler' turns into a worm, spreads via SMS

The Koler ransomware locks the device screen and displays fake messages from police agencies


NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy

It's hard to steal Apple's thunder on anything these days, but a self-professed "body modification" enthusiast might have done just that: He's had an NFC chip implanted in his hand.

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Can privacy be respected when using mobile phones for Ebola contact tracing?

Contact tracing is how to “stop Ebola in its tracks” and some folks believe a key to that is using mobile phones for Ebola contact tracing: At the Ebola Open Data Jam, it was suggested that wireless carriers could hand over historical...

New technique allows attackers to hide stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said

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Top 6 threats to iOS devices

Given the recent iOS update and iPhone announcement, a security group provides tips to fend off threats to your device.

Android SMS worm Selfmite returns, more aggressive than ever

A new version of the worm is causing infected devices to send thousands of spam text messages and has spread to 16 countries so far

Four-digit passcodes remain a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption

Longer passwords would be more resistant to brute-force attacks

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Almost half of Android devices still have a vulnerable browser installed

The percentage is much higher in some countries and lower in the U.S, security firm Lookout estimates

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Android browser flaw found to leak data

A security researcher has found another flaw in the Android browser that a cybercriminal could use to steal sensitive data.

Is that used iPad actually stolen? Apple creates tool for would-be buyers to check

The tool will help prospective buyers of used iPhones and iPads to determine if the devices were lost or stolen

4 Cool Free Tech Tools & Services Announced This Week

Google piles on the storage, and more, in this roundup of new free tech offerings

10 creepy mobile apps that make spying easier

This week, the U.S. Justice Department indicted the CEO of StealthGenie on charges that the company's apps violate federal laws against invading others' privacy, an arrest the government has called the first of its kind....

Malware program targets Hong Kong protesters using Apple devices

The program is related to an Android one that seeks to spy on activists, Lacoon Mobile Security said

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8 cutting-edge technologies aimed at eliminating passwords

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

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Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features

The privacy improvements in the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system provide necessary, but limited, protection to customers, experts say.

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Apple locks NFC chip to Apple Pay while PayPal fires shot at security

Third parties won’t have access to the new iPhone models’ NFC capabilities, perhaps due to security reasons.

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

"Outraged" Apple issues update on celebrity cellphone nude photo breach

Apple has issued a statement regarding the hacking of dozens of celebrities' cellphones that exploded over the weekend as actual and fake nude photos spread across the Internet.

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