Mobile Security

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HP: 100% of smartwatches have security flaws

In a recent security assessment of ten smartwatches and their iOS and Android companion applications, every single watch had at least one significant security flaw, according to a new report from HP Fortify

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US govt guide aims to bolster security of mobile devices used in health care

Health care providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets for tasks such as accessing and transferring medical records, and submitting prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical...

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Security Short Take: Hackers remotely take control of Jeep

Two hackers successfully gained access to a Jeep Cherokee recently and were able to take control of the car's radio and windshield wipers and eventually shut the car down.

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Bogus news app used to deliver Hacking Team spy tool

Trend Micro found the app, along with exploit code and instructions, in the leaked data

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IEEE group recommends random MAC addresses for Wi-Fi security

According to new recommendations by an IEEE study group, the Wi-Fi protocol needs to be updated to use randomly generated MAC addresses for better security and privacy.

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How to use threat intel to boost mobile security

Integrating threat intelligence feeds with mobile device management platforms can shore up BYOD security.

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Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

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Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

Along with Apple Music came fixes for a laundry list of exploits and a long-overdue change to Apple's digital certificate policy.

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Workarounds, kludges, and hacks that will improve your life

Whether you want to lower your cell phone bill or find true love, there's usually a way around your problems

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FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The developers of a mobile app called Prized that secretly mined cryptocurrencies on people's mobile phones have settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after being accused of deceptive trade practices.

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Who’s winning the mobile payments war?

It’s still early, but Apple seems to be gaining momentum. Other players to watch: Google, PayPal, Walmart, Microsoft.

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Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

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Mobile security: the coming battle of hardware versus software

According to security experts, there are several paths forward for mobile payments, each with its own security implications

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IoT is the password killer we've been waiting for

IoT, with its tiny screens & headless devices, will drive an authentication revolution. It's a short leap from the kind of two-factor authentication used on the Apple Watch to proximity-based authentication that does away with any...

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Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

10 local and cloud-based contenders make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users

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Enterprise mobility slowed by security concerns

While mobile technology continues to move forward in all parts of the business, security issues threaten to slow the progress, according to attendees at this week's MobileIron's user conference.

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Apple Mail flaw could pose risk to iCloud passwords

A researcher says he notified Apple in January but the flaw has yet to be patched

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How to use enterprise Wi-Fi security in SMBs

No matter what size your business, using WPA2 security is a good first step to protecting your Wi-Fi network. Don't blow it by using the standard's not-so-secure PSK mode.

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