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Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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Google details security features in Android 7.0 'Nougat'

Google shared information on the best new security features in its next major mobile OS update, Android 7.0 'Nougat,' including a faster direct boot, streamlined software updates and enhanced integration with corporate directories.

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Snowden and Huang hope to help smartphones go dark

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and superstar hacker Andrew “bunnie” Huang are working on a device that will let journalists know if their phones are betraying them.

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Android, iOS bug bounty biz is booming

Hackers who identify and document proven critical software vulnerabilities in Android or iOS stand to cash in big time, thanks to new bug bounty increases from Apple, Google and at least one security firm.

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CIOs express mixed emotions on Apple’s enterprise evolution

Not all IT leaders are happy with Apple choice to largely keep the enterprise at arm's length, but the company has made notable progress in business. These developments, large and small, helped changed the IT industry's perception of...

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Samsung both denies and admits mobile payment vulnerability

Samsung said that reports of a vulnerability in Samsung Pay mobile payments were "simply not true" -- but also admitted that token skimming was, in fact, possible but difficult enough that the potential risk was acceptable

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With cyberattacks putting everyone on edge, companies are looking for ethical hackers--IT pros paid handsomely to hack their network, expose security flaws, and fix them before someone else breaks in. Learn the tools of the ethical...

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What awareness gamification programs can learn from Pokemon Go

At the moment, the only intended gamification of Pokemon Go is to encourage people to spend money within the game. There are potentially future uses of the game, such as to get people to spend money at partner vendors. For now...

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Qualcomm-powered Android devices plagued by four rooting flaws

Hundreds of millions of Android devices based on Qualcomm chipsets are likely exposed to at least one of four critical vulnerabilities that allow non-privileged apps to take them over.

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4 laptop security trends you should know about

These new techniques and products are not as widely known, yet they are effective for any laptop-carrying business worker who needs to fend off the latest attacks.

Black Hat security conference trims insecure features from its mobile app

Black Hat has disabled features of its mobile application because attackers could have logged in as legitimate attendees, posted messages in their names and spied on the messages they sent.

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Will the Olympics ‘payment ring’ jumpstart NFC demand?

A group of Olympic athletes will be tapping a ring, instead of swiping a credit card, at the summer games in Rio. Visa is hoping that will raise the profile of Near Field Communication for retail transactions.

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Attackers launch multi-vector DDoS attacks that use DNSSEC amplification

Incident responders from Akamai recently helped mitigate a DDoS attack against an unnamed European media organization that used six different attack techniques, including DNSSEC-based DNS amplification.

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Google Glass takes flight at Boeing

Aerospace giant Boeing recently completed a successful Google Glass pilot, reducing production time of aircraft 'wire harnesses' and chopping related error rates in half. The company also says it is 'very close' to launching a live...

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Pokémon Go: Into the real world, with real crime

The game is getting its players off the couch, which already wasn’t safe from the bad guys.

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Antivirus merger: Avast offers $1.3 billion for AVG

Antivirus vendor Avast Software has agreed to buy rival AVG Technologies for US$1.3 billion in cash.

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BlackBerry Classic death marks end of key(board) era

BlackBerry this week announced that it will no longer manufacture the Classic smartphone, the company's only remaining — and possibly last — U.S. device available in the 'candy bar' form factor that once made BlackBerry THE name in...

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Rio Olympics pose security risks to travelers

Physical safety isn't the only thing that travelers need to worry about at the Rio Olympics -- security experts warn that travelers need to be extremely careful when they access computer networks, as well.

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