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The Internet of Robotic Things: Secure, harmless helpers or vulnerable, vicious foes?

As robots sprawl global societies and cultures, enterprises and vendors are connecting them to the Internet and IoT. There are benefits such as intelligent decisions by control systems. But with these connections come more attack...

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Why smart devices and wearables will be security's new headache

First it was BYOD and how to secure all of those smartphones in your organization. That's old news! Now those smart devices are communicating with smartphones, and that means they're the weakest link in your cyber kill chain.

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Location tracking in mobile apps is putting users at risk

Synack researchers are scheduled to present this weekend at Shmoocon about the insecurity of location tracking in mobile apps.

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How to protect yourself against Verizon's mobile tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing

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Mobile malware up 75 percent in 2014

Mobile users encountered malware 75% more often in 2014 compared to 2013, according to a new report by Lookout Inc.

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CSO's 2015 Mobile Security Survival Guide

Security risks and data breaches are growing while the form factors of computing devices shrink—because much enterprise data today is created and consumed on mobile devices. This clearly explains why mobile security persistently tops...

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Internet of Things demands security by design

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez takes the stage at CES to caution vendors in the hot IoT space to bake in security and privacy controls, and to give users options to limit data collection.

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8 smart devices at risk

The explosion of “smart” devices is bringing unprecedented convenience to consumers. But, as is the case with anything connected to the Internet, it also brings risks.

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Major Chinese smartphone manufacturer installed backdoor on up to 10 million devices

Coolpad, the world's sixth largest smartphone manufacturer, installed a back door that allows the company to install applications, send alerts, and monitor communications without user knowledge or approval

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Organized criminals targeting individual iPhone, Android users

A well organized criminal group is targeting both iOS and Android users with highly targeted man-in-the-middle attacks, according to a new threat advisory from Akamai Technologies

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How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

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How to secure Apple and Android mobile devices using 802.1X

Understanding all the 802.1X client settings can certainly help during deployment and support of an enterprise network.

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8 Christmas gifts that will need to be secured

After employees unwrap their holiday gifts, many will want to bring them in to use for work. Remote employees may use personal devices at home to access corporate data. Here are eight popular products found under the tree, and advice...

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NSA spy program targets mobile networks worldwide

The NSA has conducted a covert campaign to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide, according to the latest revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden....

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Data from wearable devices could soon land you in jail

Data from a Fitbit wristband is being used in an insurance civil litigation case, but the ramifications of the legal fight are clear: A judge can subpoena data from a wearable device.

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Android 'DeathRing' malware being pre-loaded on cheap smartphones

Chinese supply chain under suspicion yet again

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No ordinary mobile attack: The Regin menace

Regin is the story of a global cyberattack mechanism on a massive scale. Hold on to your seats, because I'm going to take you on a bumpy ride.

Cheapest tablets pose biggest security risks

The super-cheap Android tablets everyone bought on Black Friday and Cyber Monday could pose problems for enterprises when they arrive at the workplace after the holidays.

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