Mobile Security

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HTTPS snooping flaw in third-party library affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users

The flaw in the AFNetworking library broke HTTPS certificate validation, enabling man-in-the-middle attacks

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Google running late to the enterprise mobility party

Traditionally, the mobile device market for the enterprise has been dominated by BlackBerry, but in the last couple of years Apple has made major gains by offering a good range of security capabilities. Google is relatively late to...

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Five security questions you should be asking about the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch isn't due to hit the market until April 24, but many security professionals are already thinking about the security implications of the new generation of wearables that it promises to usher in.

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Second-hand devices – cheaper but risky

Second-hand smartphones and tablets can be a great financial deal for those who don't mind last year's technology that still functions perfectly well. The problem - to both individuals and the enterprise - is that it can be very...

Amazon offers network file storage in the cloud

Watch out NetApp! Amazon is coming after the NAS storage market

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How TGI Fridays put mobile efficiency on the menu

Wait staff at the popular restaurant chain will soon be using tablets to zap orders to the kitchen while still interacting with diners.

Under one percent of Android devices affected by potentially harmful applications

Devices configured for the Russian or Chinese languages had higher rates of infection

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Smush your photos to boost Samsung Galaxy face recognition, researchers say

You can improve facial recognition security on Samsung Galaxy phones by morphing multiple photos of yourself to unlock the device, researchers at the University of York's FaceVar Lab say.

New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

The technology checks if attempts to use certain phone functions are accompanied by natural gestures users are expected to make

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9 security gadgets for mobile devices

If you use your smartphone or tablet for work, you need to keep your data secure when you're on the go. We look at nine gadgets that try to keep your important data out of the hands of others.

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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