Mobile Security

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Google levels up security at I/O with secure comms tool, better authentication

Project Vault secure MicroSD card, Project Abacus password replacement and other tech to improve users' security

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

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

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

First software update for Apple Watch includes security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates

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8 Android security tips for IT, corporate users

A set of security experts shares actionable tips for IT departments and users to help reduce the risk associated with the popular mobile OS.

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Experts bust Android security myths

A set of mobile security experts provides insight on the current state of Android security.

Software detects fake mobile, Wi-Fi networks

CoroNet aims to address growing concerns around mobile phone spying

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Galaxy S6 edge an impressive enterprise phone — with one big exception

This enterprise-oriented Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review looks at the strengths and shortcomings of the hottest new Android phone from a business perspective. Hint: It has a glaring Achilles heel.

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Florida (mad)man inserts NFC chip in hand for Android 'biohack'

A hacker reportedly embedded an NFC chip inside his hand to infect and control Android devices. The exploit seems relatively inane, but the concept of 'biohacking' could have far-reaching security implications.

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Zombie apps haunt BYOD workplaces

According to a new study of around 3 million apps on employee smartphones, 5.2 percent of iOS apps and 3.9 percent of Android apps are actually dead, removed from their respective app stores and no longer supported.

Second HTTPS snooping flaw breaks security for thousands of iOS apps

Hackers can exploit the vulnerability to launch man-in-the-middle attacks and decrypt traffic from the affected apps

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How one CIO stays a step ahead of cybersecurity threats

Here's how Digineer's CIO stays one step ahead of common cybersecurity threats.

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Lightning strike more likely than mobile malware

The threat of mobile malware infection is substantially overblown, according to a new report, with a typical user more likely to hit by lightning than be infected.

HTTPS snooping flaw in third-party library affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users

The flaw in the AFNetworking library broke HTTPS certificate validation, enabling man-in-the-middle attacks

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5 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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Mobile insecurity at work? Blame highly paid dudes

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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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...

Amazon offers network file storage in the cloud

Watch out NetApp! Amazon is coming after the NAS storage market

Under one percent of Android devices affected by potentially harmful applications

Devices configured for the Russian or Chinese languages had higher rates of infection

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