Mobile Security

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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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Healthcare organizations face unique security challenges

Healthcare organizations today are facing a new and unique set of challenges. Their recently-digitized healthcare records have turned out to be extremely valuable to criminals, while hospitals, clinics, and other organizations are...

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Check Point reports explosion in unrecognizable malware

The average large enterprise saw 106 previously-unknown pieces of malware an hour last year, up from just 2.2 the year before, according to a new report

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Fraud campaign installs rogue app on non-jailbroken iPhones

The attackers are likely abusing Apple's iOS Developer Enterprise Program, researchers said

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Are some reading the Verizon breach report’s mobile section all wrong?

Frankly, I don’t think that many in the industry are actually reading what this report says: mobile is an issue, we can’t ignore it, and enterprises need visibility and control now.

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Wearable security: Two-factor authentication apps for Apple Watch

Early extensions of iPhone apps for varying forms of authentication find a useful home as Watch apps.

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Wi-Fi access point scans can betray a person's location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking

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Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones

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Alibaba's UC Browser found leaking users' data

Alibaba claims it has fixed the issues

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