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Paris attacks demand 'wake-up call' on smartphone encryption

Deadly terrorist attacks on Friday in Paris, apparently planned by ISIS, have ignited a new round of concerns over smartphone encryption.

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Half of U.S. businesses have no formal BYOD policy for security

Years after the widespread adoption of workplace smartphones, more than half of U.S. companies said they have no formal BYOD (bring your own device) policy to safeguard their enterprises, according to a survey.

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7 ways hackers can use Wi-Fi against you

Wi-Fi — oh so convenient, yet oh so dangerous. Here are seven ways you could be giving away your identity through a Wi-Fi connection and what to do instead.

4 old-school-BlackBerry features in the new PRIV

BlackBerry's new PRIV smartphone may run the Android OS, but it's still a true BlackBerry, thanks to these four recognizable features.

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Is It time to re-evaluate your BYOD policy?

How can you tell if your employees have gone rogue with their personally owned devices and put corporate data at risk?

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Android security update focuses on media files

Do you like audio and video on your Android device? They lie at the heart of recent vulnerabilities in Google's latest security update


How a mobile app company found the XcodeGhost in the machine

A mobile app developer had a tough time figuring out why Apple was rejecting its app until it found the XcodeGhost malware hidden in an unlikely place.

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Apple wages battle to keep App Store malware-free

Apple is facing growing challenges keeping suspicious mobile applications out of its App Store marketplace.

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Trojanized Android apps flood third-party stores, compromise phones

Researchers from mobile security firm Lookout have found over 20,000 samples of trojanized apps that root devices.

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Google researchers poke holes in Galaxy S6 Edge, show OEMs add risky code

Google's security researchers found 11 serious vulnerabilities in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge phone in code that was added by the manufacturer.

Winner claimed in $1 million iOS 9 hacking contest

A team of security researchers may have found a way to remotely penetrate the defenses of Apple's latest mobile OS, making them eligible for a $1 million reward.

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Google patches critical media processing flaws in Android

New security patches for Google's Nexus devices address seven vulnerabilities, two of which are critical and could allow for remote code execution when processing media files.

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Walmart exec predicts holiday shopping season ‘anarchy’ due to chip credit cards

Walmart exec predicts Black Friday 'anarchy' due to the payment industry's switch to chip-and-pin credit cards and payment terminals.


Meet the man-in-the-middle of your next security crisis

If he’s the man-in-the-middle, why are you stuck between a rock and a hard place?

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Iranian hackers show strong interest in Android spying tools

Iranian hackers are showing a strong interest in malware that can secretly pull data from Android devices, which are popular in the Middle East.

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Headphones can be used to hack a smartphone, report says

Smartphone headphone cables can be electromagnetically attacked and your device's voice command system can be taken over.

Is it still possible to do phone phreaking? Yes, with Android on LTE

In the 1960s and 70s, technically savvy enthusiasts sought to game telecommunications systems to make free calls, keeping telecom engineers on their toes.

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The evil that lurks inside mobile apps

  Mobile apps are ubiquitous now, and they offer a range of business benefits, but they also represent one of the most serious security risks ever to face the enterprise. The mixing of devices and software for work and leisure...

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