Mobile Security

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

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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

The flaws are located in Android's media processing components and can be exploited through maliciously crafted websites

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Online ads used for DDoS after pushing malware

Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices

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Silent Circle aims at the enterprise market with Blackphone 2

The new phone integrates with Google's Android for Work program, making it more enterprise-friendly than its predecessor

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Mobile revolution? Most companies couldn't care less

Execs may pay lip service to mobile, but yet another survey shows that mobile investments don't measure up

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Exploit broker's iOS 9 prize puts all of us at risk

Researchers deserve to get paid well for finding serious vulnerabilities, but it shouldn't be at the expense of overall software security

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Over 4,000 iOS apps infected by XcodeGhost

The impact of iOS app developers unknowingly using a rogue version of Xcode is turning out to be greater than initially thought

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Hack iOS 9 and get $1 million, cyber security firm says

Exploit acquisition company Zerodium has $3 million to buy iOS jailbreaks, which it plans to share with customers

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5 ways to shore up security in your BYOD strategy

Many security leaders are still wary about BYOD. Here are five ways to combine security and privacy

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Apple pulls infected apps after malware strikes App Store

Apple's walled garden is breached after developers take code shortcut.

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AT&T says malware secretly unlocked hundreds of thousands of phones

The audacious scheme was carried out with help from AT&T employees, it alleged in court documents

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

As PC owners increasing take to mobile connections for Internet access, the malware follows

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Apple gets serious about data security with iOS 9

With iOS 9, Apple sends a clear signal to snoops: Get your paws off user data and devices

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Top travel apps for iOS, Android riddled with security flaws

Biggest problems include a lack of encryption for app data and insufficient protection against main-in-the-middle attacks

Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month

The virtualized firewall service, part of Verizon's move into software-defined networking, will allow for more reliable and secure connections from third-party networks

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

The Snapdragon Smart Protect technology uses on-device machine learning to help detect zero-day malware

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Managing data in a mobile and cloud world

A simple strategy for standardizing metadata can improve decision-making, data governance and data security. (Insider; registration required)

Another serious vulnerability found in Android's media processing service

Rogue applications could exploit the flaw to gain sensitive permissions

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