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Report: Internet of Evil Things is your next nightmare

While the number of actively Evil Things is still small, the vast majority of enterprises are home to Things that have the potential to turn evil at any moment, according to a new report from Boston-based security firm Pwnie Express.

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Survey finds younger workers make bad security choices

The biggest smartphone security threats at work come from male workers under age 35 who earn more than $60,000 a year.

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Five security questions you should be asking about the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch isn't due to hit the market until April 24, but many security professionals are already thinking about the security implications of the new generation of wearables that it promises to usher in.

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Schneier on ‘really bad’ IoT security: ‘It’s going to come crashing down’

Security expert Bruce Schneier says the Internet of Things will mean insecure devices attached to networks will become attack points and there’s nothing to be done about stopping the problem.

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Second-hand devices – cheaper but risky

Second-hand smartphones and tablets can be a great financial deal for those who don't mind last year's technology that still functions perfectly well. The problem - to both individuals and the enterprise - is that it can be very...

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Welcome to the Internet of Things. Please check your privacy at the door.

Several things can happen to your IoT data, and most of them are bad. Here are the biggest things you need to worry about.

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BYOD and cloud are top data breaches and malware risks, survey shows

With the influx of personal devices in the workplace and the unprecedented risk of data breach and malware, tightening IT security at a company can seem like a daunting task. Just how difficult of a task is it?

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Should you be afraid of text messages?

Are you worried about hackers stealing millions of your customer records? According to one security vendor, you should be more worried about your employees spilling corporate secrets via text message, 160 characters at a time

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Barracuda adds Android support in MDM platform

Barracuda’s cloud-based mobile device and application management service now includes support for Android mobile devices.

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New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

The technology checks if attempts to use certain phone functions are accompanied by natural gestures users are expected to make

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9 security gadgets for mobile devices

If you use your smartphone or tablet for work, you need to keep your data secure when you're on the go. We look at nine gadgets that try to keep your important data out of the hands of others.

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Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

A flaw in Android could allow apps to be modified or replaced by malware, Palo Alto Networks said.

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Google's screening process could help mitigate new Android vulnerability

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks' (PAN) Unit 42 have disclosed the details behind a widespread vulnerability that impact 49.5 percent of the current Android base. The flaw enables attackers the ability to hijack the installation of...

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Google Play adds humans to the app review process

Google has announced that they're taking additional measures to lower the amount of malicious code appearing in the Google Play store.

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Fake patient data could have been uploaded through SAP medical app

SAP has fixed two flaws in a mobile medical app, one of which could have allowed an attacker to upload fake patient data. The issues were found in SAP's Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Unwired, which stores clinical data about...

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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Google's Android for Work and Samsung's Knox promise serious security, but how does they stack up against Apple's iOS and the rest?

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Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to a dangerous attack revealed two weeks ago that can compromise encrypted data, a security vendor said Tuesday. The apps have not yet been patched against the FREAK attack, short...

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BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet

BlackBerry is returning to the tablet market -- this time with the help of Samsung Electronics, IBM and Secusmart, the German encryption specialist BlackBerry bought last year.

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