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FBI takes down alert on chip credit cards after bankers complain

The FBI posted an online advisory about vulnerabilities with new chip-enabled credit cards, but then removed the message on Friday, less than a day later, following concerns from U.S. bankers that support chip cards.

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LogMeIn buying password manager LastPass

LogMeIn hopes to bring even more consolidation to the single-sign-on market with the acquisition of password management service LastPass.

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Apple removes apps from store that could spy on your data traffic

Apple on Thursday removed several apps from its store that it said could pose a security risk by exposing a person's Web traffic to untrusted sources.

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Qualcomm unveils intelligent protection component of Snapdragon security suite

Qualcomm has marshaled cognitive computing and machine learning to give a security program that runs entirely on a smartphone the ability to respond to zero-day attacks by monitoring applications' behavior rather than looking for...


Android malware hammers phones with unwanted ads

Android users in more than 20 countries have been infected with a particularly aggressive malware program that bombards devices with unwanted advertisements.

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

Android Marshmallow and iOS 9 add new tricks to the MDM arsenal, especially for app management

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Google patches second round of Stagefright flaws in Android

Google has issued patches for two new Stagefright-related software vulnerabilities, one of which affects Android versions going back to 2008 and puts millions of users at risk.

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Security risks increase as cloud data centers change

Change is always risky. Fast change is even riskier, leaving less time for change management and checks on changed technologies.

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New Android vulnerabilities put over a billion devices at risk of remote hacking

Newly discovered vulnerabilities in the way Android processes MP3 and MP4 files can allow attackers to compromise devices by tricking users to visit specifically-crafted Web pages.

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Silent Circle aims at the enterprise market with Blackphone 2

The Blackphone 2 is designed to meet the management and security needs of enterprises, while not alienating workers who will end up using it for their personal affairs as well.

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BlackBerry pins hopes on an Android phone, Priv, as handset losses continue

BlackBerry is moving away from its proprietary operating system and embracing Android as it seeks to turn around its loss-making handset business

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Samsung teams with Sectra to secure mobile phones for governments

Sectra is working with Samsung to integrate its end-to-end hardware encryption system with the phone maker's Knox mobile security platform to create devices secure enough to carry government secrets.

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5 ways to shore up security in your BYOD strategy

Despite years in the making, many security leaders are still wary about BYOD policy. Here are five ways to combine security and privacy with the ever-increasing demand for user-owned devices in the enterprise.

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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there's one segment of mobile it's winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks.

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Xerox introduces printed-memory labels to fight counterfeiting

Xerox's printed label contains 36 bits of rewritable memory that can store up to 68 billion points of data to determine if a product is genuine, among other things.

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Travel apps riddled with security flaws

The top 10 travel apps in the iOS and Android app stores are all riddled with security flaws, according to a new report from Bluebox Security.

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Adblock Plus releases ad-blocking browser for Android, iOS

Adblock Plus will let users block ads that pop up when they're browsing the Web with mobile devices.


Blackberry buys Good Technology as it further expands into mobile device security

Blackberry placed rivalries aside and purchased Good Technology as the phone maker moves further into the mobile security market.

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