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The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption

If you want to keep prying eyes away from your conversations, then these are the apps that you need to get.

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Google offers $200K for top prize in new Android hack challenge

Researchers can submit entries from now until March 14, 2017.

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Google's 3-level Android patch could cause confusion

Google released a large monthly batch of security patches for Android, fixing 55 vulnerabilities, eight of which are rated critical.

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Mark Cuban's new app leaves messages in the dust, not the cloud

'Dust' enables people to send private, encrypted, self-destructing text messages.

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What this expensive ‘secure’ phone tells us about mobile hacking

Mobile security is a bit of a misnomer. Few of us can say we’ve been attacked by a piece of malware or have quarantined an actual virus. Yet, there’s a sneaking suspicion that mobile security is a bigger concern.

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Malware author tries hand at PR, contacts IBM to correct blog post

An author on the IBM security blog recently got an interesting request. The developer of a mobile malware kit wasn't pleased with their reporting, so they reached out to correct the record. IBM's coverage wasn't helping the criminal's...

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Mobile app reversing and tampering

Mobile applications are, well, applications. And like any application they need to be protected. I’ve been blogging about attacks on mobile like mobile malware, mobile pharming and mobile phishing and I even wrote a blog on data...

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Fossil's Q Marshal smartwatch

This big, chunky device is a second-generation smartwatch from Fossil.

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Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery problems

Samsung has issued a global recall for its new Note 7 smartphone after 35 reported battery problems.

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29% off Huawei Stainless Steel Smartwatch with Black Suture Leather Strap - Deal Alert

Inspired by the classic designs of luxury watches, with cutting-edge technology, the Huawei Watch redefines what we’ve come to expect from a smartwatch.

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This Android botnet relies on Twitter for its commands

Twitter users aren’t the only ones checking the microblogging service for important updates. Android malware is starting to do so, too.

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24% off Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones - Apple devices, Power Red - Deal Alert

Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones deliver deep, clear sound for the music you love, with a durable design that stands up to the rigors of your day.

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6 features to try first in Android N

Android 7.0—aka, Android Nougat or just Android N—is rolling out to Nexus devices in the coming weeks. There are more than 250 improvements, but try these ones first.

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Hands-on with the Honor 8

The smartphone meant for Millennials packs quite a few features in a $399 package.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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Google details security features in Android 7.0 'Nougat'

Google shared information on the best new security features in its next major mobile OS update, Android 7.0 'Nougat,' including a faster direct boot, streamlined software updates and enhanced integration with corporate directories.

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5 reasons to buy the Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 is worth the cash if you're keen on carrying the equivalent of a tiny computer in your pocket.

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Qualcomm-powered Android devices plagued by four rooting flaws

Hundreds of millions of Android devices based on Qualcomm chipsets are likely exposed to at least one of four critical vulnerabilities that allow non-privileged apps to take them over.

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