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BlackBerry buying German firm for voice encryption

The secure mobile vendor wants to be more secure.BlackBerry plans to buy a German vendor specializing in voice encryption, apparently to extend the technology to its government and high-security enterprise customers.

Mobile security: A mother lode of new tools

You may know your smartphone, but pretty soon the question will be: How well does your smartphone know you?


Android vulnerability allows malware to compromise most devices and apps

Attackers can impersonate trusted developers to gain powerful privileges on the OS, researchers from Bluebox Security said

The hidden dangers of “good enough” authentication

Variances in multi-factor authentication approaches can mean the difference between true security and susceptibility to phishing, between timeliness and late arrival of authentication codes, and between user-friendly and hard-to-use...

Business leaders know: Let in the smartphones, tablets, laptops

Forward-thinking firms like Kraft didn't wait for employees to bring in consumer tech, but led the effort themselves

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Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

Privately-owned mobile devices, backed by a corporate BYOD policy, are still fairly rare in business, according to a LinkedIn survey. And some companies may not be as prepared as they think for mobile security challenges.

Juniper jettisons mobile security biz

Sells Junos Pulse to private equity firm for $250 million

BYOD morphs from lockdown to true mobility

Four companies that have been at BYOD for a while talk about how their programs have changed with the times.

File-encrypting Android ransomware 'Simplocker' targets English-speaking users

The malware was updated to use FBI-themed alerts and encrypt backup files, researchers from ESET said

BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.

Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

And BlackBerry may get caught in the cross-fire

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5 things you no longer need to do for mobile security

A couple of years ago companies were dismissive of BYOD, but as they’ve realized that the horse left the stable, they are adopting policies and next generation technologies to help manage BYOD.

Android bug lets apps make rogue phone calls

The flaw affects the majority of Android devices in use and could easily be exploited by malware to make premium-rate calls

New tools let IT admins cut the cord to manage mobile users

The new version of MobileIron's management software gives mobility to IT administrators, and segments and segregates admin privileges.

Rare SMS worm targets Android devices

The new Selfmite Android malware spreads by sending text messages with a malicious link to the device owner's contacts

Android malware targets South Korean online banking customers

Thousands have been infected by malware masquerading as a legitimate banking application, Cheetah Mobile said

Researchers bypass PayPal's two-factor authentication system

An API and mobile app loophole allowed access to 2FA-enabled accounts with only a user name and password, researchers from Duo Security said

Police turning to mobile malware for monitoring, study says

The U.S. has the most command-and-control servers for a product made by Italy's Hacking Team

Android 4.4.4 fixes OpenSSL connection hijacking flaw

A new version of Android for Nexus devices is primarily a security update that patches the bundled OpenSSL library

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Companies warned of major security flaw in Google Play apps

University researchers have found that developers often store authentication keys in the Android apps on Google Play, making it possible for criminals to steal corporate or personal data.

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