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Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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Snowden and Huang hope to help smartphones go dark

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and superstar hacker Andrew “bunnie” Huang are working on a device that will let journalists know if their phones are betraying them.

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Samsung both denies and admits mobile payment vulnerability

Samsung said that reports of a vulnerability in Samsung Pay mobile payments were "simply not true" -- but also admitted that token skimming was, in fact, possible but difficult enough that the potential risk was acceptable

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Mixed emotions on Apple’s enterprise evolution

Not all IT leaders are happy with Apple choice to largely keep the enterprise at arm's length, but the company has made notable progress in business. These developments, large and small, helped changed the IT industry's perception of...

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Many bluetooth smart locks open easily for attackers

Plain text passwords, bad encryption, and susceptibility to man-in-the-middle attacks are just some of the problems plaguing Bluetooth locks.

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With cyberattacks putting everyone on edge, companies are looking for ethical hackers--IT pros paid handsomely to hack their network, expose security flaws, and fix them before someone else breaks in. Learn the tools of the ethical...

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Qualcomm-powered Android devices plagued by four rooting flaws

Hundreds of millions of Android devices based on Qualcomm chipsets are likely exposed to at least one of four critical vulnerabilities that allow non-privileged apps to take them over.

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How to protect yourself from common hotel security threats

Frequently travelers who aren't prepared for the security risks associated with staying in hotels put potentially sensitive information and their own personal safety at risk. Here's how to spot common threats, and protect your data...

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Will the Olympics ‘payment ring’ jumpstart NFC demand?

A group of Olympic athletes will be tapping a ring, instead of swiping a credit card, at the summer games in Rio. Visa is hoping that will raise the profile of Near Field Communication for retail transactions.

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Hackers can pick off, inject wireless keyboard keystrokes from 8 vendors, maybe more

A vulnerability across at least eight brands of wireless keyboards lets hackers read keystrokes from 250 feet away.

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The CIA, NSA and Pokémon Go

Before playing Pokémon Go, consider the data the game has access to, the history of Niantic Labs and its connection with the CIA and the NSA.

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Wearables could compromise corporate data

Smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearable devices that are connected to corporate Wi-Fi networks could lead to serious privacy and security issues, experts say.

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Google Glass takes flight at Boeing

Aerospace giant Boeing recently completed a successful Google Glass pilot, reducing production time of aircraft 'wire harnesses' and chopping related error rates in half. The company also says it is 'very close' to launching a live...

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Pokemon Go maker addresses Google account access scare

It looks like it's safe to go back into the Pokemon Gyms and PokeStops, as Pokemon Go maker Niantic has addressed concerns that it has unfettered access to Google accounts of those who signed up for the popular mobile game via their...

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Antivirus merger: Avast offers $1.3 billion for AVG

Antivirus vendor Avast Software has agreed to buy rival AVG Technologies for US$1.3 billion in cash.

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Rio Olympics pose security risks to travelers

Physical safety isn't the only thing that travelers need to worry about at the Rio Olympics -- security experts warn that travelers need to be extremely careful when they access computer networks, as well.

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Examining man-in-the-middle attacks

David Richardson, director of product at Lookout, walks us through this all-too-common attack.  

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10 cutting-edge tools that take endpoint security to a new level

The 10 products we tested in this review go beyond proactive monitoring and endpoint protection and look more closely at threats. They evaluate these threats in a larger ecosystem, combining the best aspects from network intrusion...

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