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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?

iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling


Antivirus products riddled with security flaws, researcher says

Antivirus products increase a computer's attack surface and may even lower operating system protections, a security researcher claims

Hacker group targets video game companies to steal source code

The group has ties to the Chinese hacker underground and uses custom tools to attack companies, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

Internet of things devices contain high number of vulnerabilities, study finds

Security researchers from Hewlett-Packard found 250 security issues when analyzing 10 popular IoT devices

Canada blames China for cyber intrusion at National Research Council

The attack was carried out by highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers, the government of Canada said

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

Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploiting Elasticsearch weakness

Attackers are targeting Amazon EC2 instances with Elasticsearch 1.1.x installed

Portnox NAC offers complete control, including over BYOD and cloud

Cloud computing, mobile computing and especially BYOD are bringing a new urgency to Network Access Control (NAC). Portnox offers a solution that reduces cost and complexity so organizations can deploy NAC in every branch location for...

Thousands of sites compromised through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability found recently in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in for WordPress

Russian government offers money for identifying Tor users

The Russian Ministry of Interior announced a contract for research on obtaining information about Tor users and their systems

Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

StubHub accounts were compromised and used to buy tickets for popular events, which were then resold

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.

Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users

The anonymity software's developers believe they've identified the problem

Virtru launches business email encryption service for Google Apps

The service, which allows for fine administrator control of messaging, is free to try through later this year

EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plugin to block third-party tracking

One feature aims to stop tracking tied to clicking the Facebook 'like' on outside sites

Open Wireless Router firmware aims for better router security, network performance

The new custom router firmware will allow users to share their wireless networks, but could also improve their router's security

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Stealthy ransomware 'Critroni' uses Tor, could replace Cryptolocker

The Cryptolocker takedown led to a better designed, more resilient ransomware threat

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