Mobile security

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Kill Switch Proposals Finally Force Wireless Industry's Hand

Good news: You're finally going to be getting that theft-deterring kill switch as a standard feature on your mobile device. But when that feature becomes available next year, it may not be in the form the wireless industry would prefer. Full Story »

Facebook Users Targeted By Ibanking Android Trojan App

A computer Trojan injects messages into Facebook to trick users into installing Android malware, researchers from ESET said

News analysis

Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things.


FTC Warning Unlikely to Stop Facebook From Changing WhatsApp Privacy Policies

Despite pressure from the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook is unlikely to leave WhatsApp's stricter privacy policies intact, once government regulators approve the $19 billion acquisition, privacy experts say.


Google patches Android icon permissions attack

FireEye found malware that could change other icons, sending victims to phishing sites


Heartbleed Flaw Affects Mobile Apps, Too

Android and IOS mobile applications are just as vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites are, security vendor Trend Micro warned in a blog post on Thursday.


Google Amps Up Fight Against Malicious Apps with Enhanced Android Security

A small number of people could see warnings with the new system, Google said


Security Update for BlackBerry 10 OS Fixes Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

BlackBerry released a security update for its BlackBerry 10 OS to address a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected devices.

How To

How to Ensure SAM and SLM Compliance in Mobile Environments

Software asset management and software license management aren't just for on-premises assets. Find out how they can help you ensure compliance with software policies and agreements across mobile devices as well.


IBM Claims New Patent for Mobile Security Technology

IBM has come up with a technology for reducing the risk of data being exposed in mobile push notifications to mobile devices by coming up with a way to encrypt that information so service providers and others can't actually see any data related to the user's mobile device.


Smartphone Kill-Switch Could Save Consumers $2.6 Billion Per Year, Says Report

A survey finds almost all consumers want the ability to remotely kill a stolen cellphone.

Advice & Opinion

Where Mobile Apps Go Wrong

More so than Web-based applications, mobile apps tend to have security design flaws that attackers can exploit.

News analysis

Global Mobile Data Traffic to Surpass 15 Exabytes Per Month by 2018

A recent report from Cisco predicts that global mobile data traffic, which hit 1.5 exabytes per month in 2013, will be 10 times as high by the end of 2018. Smartphones will drive the bulk of this traffic growth, but the Internet of Things will also play a role.


'Coinkrypt' malware mines cryptocurrencies on Android

But the simple malware is likely to run a battery down, or worse, cause a phone to overheat

Advice & Opinion

Wal-Mart is Latest Big Company with Mobile-App Security Problems

The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security. Even big companies with large and experienced IT staffs are guilty.