A mobile application designed to make it easier for RSA Conference 2014 attendees to navigate the event and interact with their peers exposes personal information, according to researchers from security firm IOActive.
Rooting your Android phone and flashing it with a new ROM -- a different version of the OS -- is usually accompanied by dire warnings from the manufacturer and occasionally even the supplier of the ROM image that it can make your phone less secure. Nov'IT, exhibiting at Mobile World Congress this week, says that its ROM will help keep your data and communications safe from prying eyes.
MasterCard is helping to bring impulse buying to the world of apps by adding the ability to make purchases within a mobile app to its MasterPass service, which lets consumers store payment information on their devices and purchase items with a tap on the display.
Politicians and law enforcement officials in California will introduce a bill on Friday that requires all smartphones and tablet PCs sold in the state be equipped with a digital "kill-switch" that would make the devices useless if stolen.
Starbucks was able to generate a staggering $1 billion in revenue from smartphone transactions used at sales terminals in its stores in 2013 largely due to the fanatical loyalty of its customers, according to a recent estimate.
Microsoft has finally concluded its protracted search and chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella, who as executive vice president of the company's Cloud and Enterprise group has successfully steered the shift of the company's back-end server software and tools to the cloud.
CIOs have had eventful year when it comes to BYOD. Concerns over hidden costs, employee privacy and corporate data security gave way to convenience. However, mobile device management vendors stepped in to help IT sell the concept of compliance and lawyers and the National Labor Relations Board jumped to the aid of employees smacked with draconian BYOD policies.
A high-frequency supplement to Wi-Fi that's several times faster than most of what's available now appears headed for enterprises through a partnership between Cisco Systems and a specialist in the technology.
Tablets and smartphones, which employees are bringing into work in “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) style, are leading IT managers to ask security questions, starting with whether they should sort out corporate mobile apps and data from personal ones. It’s all encouraged a spate of security start-ups to come up with their own answers, and highlighted here are a few that have recently hung out a shingle for mobile security. But it’s not just mobile spurring the creation of young security firms out to change the world.
You're undoubtedly already thinking about that next wireless LAN upgrade, partially because BYOD and accelerating demand for mobility is straining your current installation, but also because the advent of gigabit-class wireless LANs is motivating an examination of what's working -- and what's not -- in your shop.
Despite all the giddy talk about returning the Start button with the next version of Windows 8, when the Windows 8.1 upgrade becomes available later this year it will be chock-full of features designed for enterprises, Microsoft says.