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NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps

How a portable travel router can put TOR web-surfing security in your pocket

Introduced at Def Con 22, a project called PORTAL aims to make it much easier to keep your Internet traffic private via the TOR network

The biggest iPhone security risk could be connecting one to a computer

Design quirks allow malware to be installed on iOS devices and cookies to be plucked from Facebook and Gmail apps

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BlackBerry patches vulnerabilities in BlackBerry OS, enterprise server software

The flaws could allow attackers to access data stored on BlackBerry phones or sensitive credentials logged on servers

Android Trojan passes off crafty RAT as ESET security software

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Messenger app users worry how Facebook uses a device's phone, camera

Facebook ignited a flood of criticism last week when it began requiring mobile users to load its Messenger app for Android and iOS separate from its basic Facebook app

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BlackHat conversations: Accuvant

CSO had a chance to sit down at this year's Black Hat USA with Accuvant Chief Security and Strategy Officer Jason Clark and Director of Information Security James Robinson and chat with them about the most popular buzz they've been...

Carriers' remote control software continues to put some mobile devices at risk

Security researchers have identified serious vulnerabilities in carrier-mandated remote management software installed on mobile devices

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Black Hat 2014: The challenge of securing embedded devices and IoT on display

Industry doesn’t yet fully realize extent of subversion possible through IoT security, researchers say.

Android vulnerability still a threat to many devices nearly two years later

Many apps that use the Android addJavascriptInterface API are still vulnerable to JavaScript code injection, researchers from Bromium said

iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling

Defunct Koler ransom Trojan attacked 200,000 Android users in matter of weeks

C&C analysis spots 150,000 potential victims in US alone

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Android users warned of critical vulnerability

A critical vulnerability affecting millions of Android devices could let a hacker take control of a smartphone or insert malicious code in another app, security researchers say.

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?

The hidden dangers of “good enough” authentication

Variances in multi-factor authentication approaches can mean the difference between true security and susceptibility to phishing, between timeliness and late arrival of authentication codes, and between user-friendly and hard-to-use...

Security must evolve to be ‘all about the data’

Experts on panel discussion sponsored by Dell agree that the current security model is obsolete, and that to face the expanding and evolving threat landscape will require embedding data itself with smart security protection

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

Apple “inadvertently admitted” to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

Apple has “inadvertently admitted” to creating a “backdoor” in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

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