Mobile Device Management (MDM)

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Android ransomware 'Koler' turns into a worm, spreads via SMS

The Koler ransomware locks the device screen and displays fake messages from police agencies

New technique allows attackers to hide stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said


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Medical Device Security Benchmarks Emerging

In recent weeks, the FDA and the Center for Internet Security have released guidance documents on medical device security. While there are no hard and fast recommendations, given the diverse types of devices and environments in which...

Android SMS worm Selfmite returns, more aggressive than ever

A new version of the worm is causing infected devices to send thousands of spam text messages and has spread to 16 countries so far

Four-digit passcodes remain a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption

Longer passwords would be more resistant to brute-force attacks

Almost half of Android devices still have a vulnerable browser installed

The percentage is much higher in some countries and lower in the U.S, security firm Lookout estimates

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MobileIron Brings Mobile Management Into Mainstream IT

MobileIron has announced an integration between its EMM suite and Microsoft SCCM. That's great news for its customers, but it also highlights the major challenges IT departments will need to confront as mobile devices begin...

Is that used iPad actually stolen? Apple creates tool for would-be buyers to check

The tool will help prospective buyers of used iPhones and iPads to determine if the devices were lost or stolen

Malware program targets Hong Kong protesters using Apple devices

The program is related to an Android one that seeks to spy on activists, Lacoon Mobile Security said

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Fiberlink Wipes One Smartphone or Tablet Every Three Minutes

A study of 130,000 devices managed by Fiberlink’s MaaS360 showed that 450 mobile devices are wiped every day as part of a corporate security policies. That's about one device every three minutes.

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Is a Remote-Wipe Policy a Crude Approach to BYOD Security?

While the capability to remotely wipe data from lost or stolen mobile phones may help CIOs sleep at night, it may be an outdated approach to BYOD security.

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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How Virtualized Apps, Devices Power Franciscan Missionaries' Wellness Program

Bringing a wellness program run largely by home-based clinicians to employers in rural Louisiana required Franciscan Missionaries to answer some questions about accessing applications and sharing data. Having a centralized and...

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BYOD Twists and Turns Keep CIOs Off-Balance

Is BYOD coming to a crossroads? Workers don’t want to be tied to a cubicle and demand the freedom that comes with mobility. However, BYOD has come under fire due to privacy concerns, security measures that ruin the user experience,...

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The Internet of Things Brings Far-Reaching Security Threats

Bringing new devices online at home and in the enterprise raises a host of security concerns that will require a more hands-on CIO and an organizational rethinking.

Is Apple on Its Way to Being a Mobile Enterprise Player?

Apple's decision to team up with IBM is a watershed moment for enterprise mobility. What that means exactly remains to be seen. The only fairly certain assumption is that the partnership will bring more iPhones and iPads into the...

Security, Budgets Slow Mobility in Government

Officials at state and local agencies are slowly warming to a more mobile workforce, but telework remains the exception amid tight budgets and security concerns.

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The Internet of Things and Paradigm Shifting Hyperbole

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) changing everything? The IT industry has a penchant for identifying new paradigm shifting technologies every year. In this post I discuss IoT and offer some perspective on why it is the same as what...

Mobile Workers: ‘I Want My BlackBerry Back’

The leading smartphones weren't designed with business implications in mind. One of the results: When IT gets access to popular smartphones, it gets access to everything. These privacy concerns are leading many users to ask for their...

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