Mobile Security

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Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

A flaw in Android could allow apps to be modified or replaced by malware, Palo Alto Networks said.

Mobile ‘sextortion’ schemes on rise, Trend Micro reports

Sextortion rings convince victims to record themselves performing sexual acts and threaten to distribute the recordings to all their contacts unless they pay up, according to a report by Trend Micro.


IBM: Mobile app security stinks

An IBM/Ponemon study released today found large companies, including many in the Fortune 500 aren’t properly securing mobile apps they build for customers nor their corporate and BYOD mobile devices.

The Increasing Cybersecurity Attack Surface

New technology deployment opens cyber-threat vectors and makes security operations more complex

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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Google's Android for Work and Samsung's Knox promise serious security, but how does they stack up against Apple's iOS and the rest?

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

FireEye's findings highlight how even serious software flaws can take a long time to get fixed

Information Security: The Most Important IT Initiative in 2015

Infosec bests data analytics, cloud, and mobile computing. What are the ramifications?

BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet

The SecuTablet is a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 bundled with security management software and a hardware encryption module

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How does Apple Pay work on the Apple Watch?

So, it's April 25, 2015, you've got your shiny, new Apple Watch and you want to spend some hard-earned cash using Apple Pay. Here's what you need to know.

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Apple Watch worries security advocates

The high price tag, short battery life and the lack of a clear killer app may deter broad adoption of the new Apple Watch, due to go on sale April 24. That might not be a bad thing, if it helps the companies involved address some...

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2,400 unsafe apps on user phones in large firms

The average large global enterprise has about 2,400 unsafe apps on the mobile devices in its environment, according to a new study from mobile security vendor Veracode.

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Fraudsters use Apple Pay to exploit stolen payment card data

The on-device security safeguards built into Apple Pay appear to be unbroken, but fraudsters reportedly came up with another way to exploit the mobile payments system, and experts say the problem is 'rampant.'

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How will Samsung Pay compare to Apple Pay?

Besides its catchy name, of course!

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Attackers clone malware-laden copies of popular apps

Don’t get angry when cyber crooks give your enterprise the bird, get even.

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Flappy apps give users the angry bird

Beware buying apps as they may not be what they seem. Criminals often crowd stores with malware-laden fake versions. Here are several examples.

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6 tips to secure your Android device

We’ve already handled iPhone security here, and with this Slideshow we are going to give you the handle you need to secure your Android phone.

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How to connect to enterprise Wi-Fi security on Android devices

Connecting to wireless networks using the enterprise or 802.1X mode of Wi-Fi security is a bit different compared to using the personal or pre-shared key (PSK) mode. Here's what you need to know.

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Geofencing could add security layer for mobile devices

Geofencing technology -- tracking the location of a mobile device -- could offer an extra layer of security for enterprises trying to manage both company-owned and employee-owned devices. However, the technology can also raise worries...

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Battle over mobile payments is raging

Mobile in-store payments could grow dramatically in the U.S. as a result of a battle brewing among tech giants Google, Samsung and Apple.

Finnish companies join forces to build secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH

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