Mobile Security

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Will this handset become BlackBerry’s first Android device?

BlackBerry pins hopes on an Android phone, Priv, as handset losses continue

BlackBerry is moving away from its proprietary operating system and embracing Android as it seeks to turn around its loss-making handset business

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Chip card reality check: Oct. 1 deadline termed a 'soft incentive'

Despite an Oct. 1 deadline for U.S. merchants to accept secure chip-enabled credit and debit cards, experts believe it will take years for the conversion

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How Apple's App Store malware is attacking iOS users

The iOS App Store malware that Apple has worked to keep from infecting iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices has its origins in poor security practices.

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5 ways to shore up security in your BYOD strategy

Despite years in the making, many security leaders are still wary about BYOD policy. Here are five ways to combine security and privacy with the ever-increasing demand for user-owned devices in the enterprise.

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Samsung teams with Sectra to secure mobile phones for governments

Sectra is working with Samsung to integrate its end-to-end hardware encryption system with the phone maker's Knox mobile security platform to create devices secure enough to carry government secrets.

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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there's one segment of mobile it's winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks.

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Xerox introduces printed-memory labels to fight counterfeiting

Xerox's printed label contains 36 bits of rewritable memory that can store up to 68 billion points of data to determine if a product is genuine, among other things.

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Top 10 most popular Android and iOS travel apps contain critical security flaws

Bluebox Security analyzed the top 10 most popular travel apps and discovered all contained security flaws.

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Adblock Plus releases ad-blocking browser for Android, iOS

Adblock Plus will let users block ads that pop up when they're browsing the Web with mobile devices.

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How BlackBerry's acquisition of Good Technologies can help both rebound

BlackBerry's recent acquisition of Good Technologies will help both capitalize on evolving markets, from mobile security to the Internet of Things.

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Employees put business data at risk by installing gambling apps on their phones

The average company has more than one gambling application installed on some of its employees' mobile devices, and in some cases as many as 35.

Bought a brand-new phone? It could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

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Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi...

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Certifi-gate flaw in Android remote support tool exploited by screen recording app

An application hosted in Google Play until yesterday took advantage for months of a flaw in the TeamViewer remote support tool for Android in order to enable screen recording on older devices.


Legal teams keep bending old laws to fit cybercrimes

Cybercrime laws lag behind the crimes themselves, leaving lawyers faced with creative use of criminal laws that were written before the Internet even existed.

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Most Apple devices lack proper security for the enterprise

Apple's Macs, iPhones and iPads are common in the modern workplace, but relatively few of these devices comply with standard security requirements, according to a new survey.

Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk

A vulnerability in the iOS sandbox for third party applications, like those installed by companies on their employees' devices, can expose sensitive configuration settings and credentials.

Another serious vulnerability found in Android's media processing service

The Android service that processes multimedia files has been the source of several vulnerabilities recently, including a new one that could give rogue applications access to sensitive permissions.

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