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Samsung taps DOD tech veteran to head enterprise push

Samsung Electronics has appointed the former CIO of the Department of Defense to help a global push to expand its mobile enterprise business.

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What home products are most susceptible to cyber burglars?

In the matter of the Dyn situation, it was those Internet of Things devices that created the voluminous distributed denial of sevice attack. A DVR was used to attack Dyn’s network. To reduce the impact of such attacks, officials at...

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Updating Apple iOS will protect you from this fake ransomware attack

When Apple released iOS 10.3 earlier this week, it closed the attack vector cyber thugs use to lock up mobile Safari and extort money from victims.

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10 things you need to know about the security risks of wearables

Fitness trackers may not present a huge security risk, but any connected device can be hacked. Here’s what you need to know to minimize those security and privacy threats.

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9 biggest information security threats through 2019

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

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Malware infection rate of smartphones is soaring – Android devices often the target

Smartphones are by far the most popular target of mobile malware, and the infection rate is soaring, according to new research by Nokia.

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Study finds devices are not wiped properly

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) found in a recent study that 40 percent of the devices that bought from secondhand markets had PII on them.

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Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

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Enterprises misaligning security budget, priorities

Those on staff who are doing the budgeting might blindly write the same amount into the security line every year. Or the C-suite might handcuff the security personnel with a tight budget that doesn’t allow for expansion into new...

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Acoustic attack lets hackers control smartphone sensor

The acoustic injection attack takes advantage of a newfound vulnerability in smartphones and lets hackers remotely control the devices.

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What to consider in developing BYOD policy

In today’s work environment, employees are increasingly expected to be constantly available and communicating. Regardless of whether the company permits it, employees will use their personal devices for work. Instead of ignoring the...

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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics' Knox platform later this year.

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How much are vendor security assurances worth after the CIA leaks?

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other software vendors are working to identify and patch the vulnerabilities described in the CIA leak, but ultimately this doesn't change the status quo of software security.

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Protecting the enterprise against mobile threats

Mobile devices have transformed the digital enterprise allowing employees to access the information they need to be most productive from virtually anywhere. Has that convenience come at a cost to enterprise security, though?

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Mobile World Congress 2017: Mobility monsters

GSMA has brought everything mobile to Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, painting a picture of mobile world domination.

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Cog Systems offers more secure version of HTC A9 smartphone

It sounds like a smartphone user's worst fear: Software that starts up before the phone's operating system, intercepting and encrypting every byte sent to or from the flash memory or the network interface. This is not some new kind...

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The future of biometrics and IoT

Many people are familiar with biometrics as a security measure at airports or police stations, where they often use a fingerprint as a form of identification, but there are many other uses outside of law enforcement.

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