Mobile Security

Mobile Security news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

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VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see


One third of enterprise iOS devices vulnerable to app, data hijacking attacks

Researchers from FireEye found five flaws that can be exploited by rogue apps installed through the iOS enterprise provisioning system

FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The Prized app secretly mined virtual currencies on mobile phones

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How CISOs can create security KPIs and KRIs

The Information Security Forum recommends that CISOs take a four-step approach to creating key performance indicators (KPIs) and key risk indicators (KRIs) to support informed decision-making.

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IT: Forget the device, secure the data

We delve deeper into how information security professionals are moving toward practices that secure the data itself rather than securing the device. What are these practices and what are their strengths and pitfalls?

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Attention Samsung Galaxy Users: Your phone has a big security flaw

Samsung readies fix for a security flaw that may have compromised as many as 600 million phones, including the Galaxy.

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Mobile security: The coming battle of hardware vs. software

According to security experts, there are several paths forward for mobile payments, each with its own security implications

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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

Dropbox for Business to get mobile management boost

Applications are on the way from partners including AirWatch and MobileIron

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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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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.

Apple moves to six-digit passcode in iOS 9

The pool of possible six-digit combinations is 1 million, rather than 10,000 for four digits, Apple said

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.

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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