Mobile Security

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Android malware fakes phone shutdown to steal data

The malware works in the background after pretending to shut down a phone, AVG said.


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Commercial Spyware Invades Enterprises

Two out of every 1,000 employee smartphones in the U.S. are infected with commercial "child-monitoring" spyware, according to a first-of-its-kind study by security firms Lacoon and Check Point.

VirusTotal tackles false positive malware detections plaguing antivirus and software vendors

VirusTotal is gathering file metadata from trusted software makers to integrate in its online scanning engine

Corporate IT: Beware the dating apps on your users' phones

Common vulnerabilities could be putting your company's data up for grabs

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New BlackBerry CSO Calls Security 'War of Good vs. Evil'

BlackBerry's new CSO David Kleidermacher has 23 years of IT experience and expertise in IoT technology, and he will presumably play a key role in the company's future IoT security strategy.

NSA Approves Samsung and Boeing Mobile Devices for Employee Use

As part of the NSA’s program to certify commercial off-the-shelf technology for use inside the agency, mobile devices from Samsung and Boeing have been cleared for use by NSA employees.

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Security, Privacy Gaps Put U.S. Drivers at Risk of Hacking

New standards are needed to plug security and privacy gaps in cars and trucks, according to a report released by U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.

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Survey: Average Company Losing $90 Million to Mobile Fraud

The average company loses $92.3 million a year to mobile fraud, according to a new survey of 250 companies from across a wide spectrum of industry verticals.

New spyware targets iOS devices, steals pictures and data

Spyware from a pro-Russian group is targeting iPhones, whether they're jailbroken or not, says Trend Micro

Scareware found hidden in Google Play apps downloaded by millions

Days after installation the apps started displaying fake warning messages promoting other rogue apps and services

MobileIron seeks to secure corporate data on personal clouds

New service wants to keep data secure while allowing employees to use personal services

Samsung and Good combine products to boost Android enterprise credibility

Samsung's goal is to extend its reach into corporations

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Mobile App Security Grabs Feds' Attention

A report from NIST outlines key areas where businesses can reduce security risks in their use of mobile apps

Blackphone super-secure communications app had serious flaw

A vulnerability in the bundled encrypted messaging app would have allowed attackers to execute malicious code on the device

Cisco integration gives Samsung Knox users more options for secure connectivity

Under pressure from falling phone sales, Samsung continues to court CIOs

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10 Tips to Secure Your iPhone

No more is it enough to think that securing your iPhone with a simple 4 digit PIN is adequate.

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6 Biggest Business Security Risks and How You Can Fight Back

IT and security experts discuss the leading causes of security breaches and what your organization can do to reduce them.

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Mobile Malware Up 77 Percent in 2014

Mobile users encountered malware 75% more often in 2014 compared to 2013, according to a new report by Lookout Inc.

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2015 Mobile Security Survival Guide

Security risks and data breaches are growing while the form factors of computing devices shrink—because much enterprise data today is created and consumed on mobile devices. This clearly explains why mobile security persistently tops...

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