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Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits US, dozens of other countries
An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60...
Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed
Some Android apps thought to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug were spared because of a common coding error in the way they implemented their own...
Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices
A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted...
Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app
Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to...
Google patches Android icon permissions attack
Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye.
Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security
Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.
Security update for BlackBerry 10 OS fixes remote code execution vulnerability
BlackBerry released a security update for its BlackBerry 10 OS to address a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute...
7 reasons to deploy Wi-Fi security in Enterprise mode
Although it's tempting to use the Personal mode of Wi-Fi security, which is easy to setup and use, businesses and organizations really need to use...
'Coinkrypt' malware mines cryptocurrencies on Android
A malicious software program for Android that mines lesser-known cryptocurrencies could cause phones to overheat, a mobile security company warned...
Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to brick devices, researchers warn
A vulnerability in Android that was publicly disclosed in mid-March could be exploited by malicious applications to force devices into an endless...
Wickr sees a business in securing other apps
Wickr, a startup that provides encrypted messaging, is now licensing its security technology to other application vendors.
Secusmart puts its BlackBerry encryption chip to work on the desktop
At around a!2,000 (US$2800) each, the secure smartphones that SecuSmart showed at Cebit last year were out of reach of many businesses -- although...
Some Samsung Galaxy devices contain a file access backdoor, Replicant developers say
The developers of Replicant, a mobile OS based on Android, claim to have found a backdoor vulnerability in a software component shipped with some...
Aruba announces five software tools for optimizing Wi-Fi networks
Aruba Networks announced a package of software upgrades designed to better accommodate all-wireless workplaces, including sites where it's common...
Researchers hope to secure development of mobile apps with faster code scans
Fraunhofer Institute researchers are working to speed up the scanning of mobile app code for security flaws, aiming to offer developers in a few...
New crimeware tool Dendroid makes it easier to create Android malware, researchers warn
A new commercial tool designed to allow cybercriminals to easily transform legitimate Android applications into malicious software has hit the...
Tracking with metadata: It's not all bad
Metadata has had a bad rap lately, with disclosures tying its collection to government spying programs. But those bits of information lurking behind...
Pre-installed malware turns up on new phones
David Jevans, CTO and founder of Marble Security, recently received some bad feedback from a potential customer testing his company's product, which...
RSA Conference mobile app has vulnerabilities, researchers say
A mobile application designed to make it easier for RSA Conference 2014 attendees to navigate the event and interact with their peers exposes...
Samsung beefs up Knox mobile management software
One day after announcing the Galaxy S5 smartphone with a security-focused fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced that second-generation Knox software...