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8 mobile security threats you should take seriously

Mobile malware? Other mobile security threats are more pressing. Every enterprise should have its eye on these eight issues.

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How attackers exploit QR codes and how to mitigate the risk

Attackers are taking advantage of the increased use of QR codes to steal sensitive information or conduct phishing campaigns. Here's what security teams and employees need to know.

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Alien malware a rising threat to mobile banking users

The Alien malware has quickly become a popular choice for cybercriminals to commit bank fraud. Here's why.

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Mobile security failings putting enterprises at risk

A typical mobile security breach in a large organization can cost millions of dollars. Mobile Security can be a daunting task with many potential pitfalls to protect against. Knowing the key security exposure mechanisms can help you...

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Want better mobile security or privacy? Try these Android and iOS alternatives

GrapheneOS offers hardened security over Android, while /e/OS locks down your private information. The main trade-off for both is fewer apps.

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What is smishing? How phishing via text message works

Don't let the cute name fool you, smishing is a cyberattack that uses misleading text messages to trick victims into sharing valuable information, installing malware, or giving away money.

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Android security: Patching improves, but fragmentation challenges remain

A new report shows that Android mobile device manufacturers are getting better at patching the OS, but patching levels vary across models and vendors.

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The trouble with 2fa

With a large percentage of your workforce now working remotely, two-factor authentication (2fa) can make them (or your company data) safer online. But how you're doing it now probably isn't helping much at all.

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3 ways COVID-19 is changing CISO priorities

The scramble to enable remote workers changes security strategies, priorities, and workflows for 2020.

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4 ways 5G will change your enterprise threat model

The benefits that fifth-generation cellular networks will enable come with security risks that organizations need to pay attention to right now.

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Best Android antivirus? The top 8 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 8 measure up in protection, usability and features.

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5G security is a mess. Could digital certificates help?

5G inherited security vulnerabilities from earlier mobile technology, but digital certificates might solve the issue of unauthenticated messages.

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Cybersecurity in 2020: From secure code to defense in depth

CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World tackle the hot security issues, from prioritizing risk to securing digital transformation.

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7 mobile security threats that may catch you by surprise

Even if you're usually savvy about cybersecurity, anyone can have a vulnerable moment (in our writer's case, it was his mother's funeral).

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Emergent Android banking Trojan shows app overlay attacks are still effective

By taking code from another Android Trojan, Anubis, the Ginp malware has enhanced itself and has begun targeting banks.

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What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

From U.S. Customs agents to cybercriminals, everyone wants to copy the data on your phone and laptop. Here’s how to protect your rights and also avoid industrial espionage.

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Security spending up, but adoption of cutting-edge tools is slow

While security budgets are expected to increase over the next year, it’s not clear that spending is aimed at the right problems or that IT is up-to-date on the latest security practices. (Download our research report.)

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Will 5G increase mobile security?

We love our smartphones, but there's a dark side. Their prevalence and users’ tendencies to connect over public Wi-Fi make mobile devices a common target of bad guys. Analyst Jack Gold looks at how to mitigate the risk.

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