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Experts on panel discussion sponsored by Dell agree that the current security model is obsolete, and that to face the expanding and evolving threat landscape will require embedding data itself with smart security protection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

Researcher finds backdoors in Apple iOS

A number of undocumented features in iOS have been found to essentially create backdoors for siphoning large amounts of users' personal data from Apple devices.

There's almost a million fake apps targeting your phone

Trend MIcro finds hundreds of thousands of fake Android apps in trawl of online stores, forums

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Developing a smart approach to SMAC security

As businesses look to take advantage of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, and cloud) platforms, they first need to consider the risks and security implications of the technologies involved

Android apps ask for too many intrusive permissions, Zscaler analysis finds

Ad networks drive sneaky permissions grab

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Wearables: Are we handing more tools to Big Brother?

The growth of wearables, especially fitness trackers, is explosive - users love the convenience of tracking not only their workouts but their sleep patterns and other health-related information. But privacy experts warn that the...

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The Firewall: Questions abound about its future role in cloud, mobile and SDN environments

It’s been 20 years since Check Point FireWall-1 made firewalls mainstream.

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Despite rumors, Samsung says they have no plans to nix Knox platform

On Wednesday, a report from Forbes left some security experts scratching their heads, when a contributor for the publication reported that Samsung was throwing in the towel on the Knox platform.

Gmail users on iOS at risk of data interception

Lacoon Security found Google hasn't yet implemented a security technology that could prevent data loss

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Beef up your security and avoid being a victim on vacation this summer

People falling prey to cyberattacks and breaches of physical security while traveling is not uncommon. Here's how to take steps to ensure that you and your assets stay safe

Android bug lets apps make rogue phone calls

The flaw affects the majority of Android devices in use and could easily be exploited by malware to make premium-rate calls

Rare SMS worm targets Android devices

The new Selfmite Android malware spreads by sending text messages with a malicious link to the device owner's contacts

Police turning to mobile malware for monitoring, study says

The U.S. has the most command-and-control servers for a product made by Italy's Hacking Team

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Companies warned of major security flaw in Google Play apps

University researchers have found that developers often store authentication keys in the Android apps on Google Play, making it possible for criminals to steal corporate or personal data.

Android 4.4.4 fixes OpenSSL connection hijacking flaw

A new version of Android for Nexus devices is primarily a security update that patches the bundled OpenSSL library

Slow rollout of SSL places users of LinkedIn at risk research says

According to research, users of LinkedIn could be vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks, leading to account and personal information compromise.

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