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Windows 10 Wi-Fi password-sharing feature raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends


Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Cheaper sensors and broader software support will make fingerprint authentication more accessible to app developers and service providers

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

Microsoft gives Outlook for iOS, Android enhanced management features

The mobile email app will now allow sysadmins to control use of corporate data on mobile devices

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Zero-day exploit lets App Store malware steal OS X and iOS passwords

Researchers discover an exploit that lets OS X and iOS malware in the App Store steal passwords and app data, as well as hijack session tokens

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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

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Android on BlackBerry: More harm than good

An Android strategy is no sure winner for BlackBerry, due to market, execution, and technological reasons

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3 no-bull points about Android Pay versus Apple Pay

Google's taking on Apple's mobile payments system with one of its own. Here are the three most crucial things to know about how they stack up

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5 mobile management questions you should stop asking

Android, the iPhone, and the iPad are well established in business, so it's time to stop thinking about them as new issues

Free tool reveals mobile apps sending unencrypted data

Datapp is designed to help users see what mobile data isn't protected

HTTPS snooping flaw affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users

Flaw in the third-party library AFNetworking broke HTTPS certificate validation, enabling man-in-the-middle attacks

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For Android, adware is the threat, not malware

Security alarmists have grossly exaggerated the risk of mobile devices -- and the cost of security breaches

VMware aims to offer more secure access to enterprise apps

VMware combines iOS and Android encryption with its NSX platform to make it easier for admins to control mobile resources

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5 security questions you should be asking about the Apple Watch

Many security professionals are already thinking about the security implications of the Apple Watch

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4 barriers blocking enterprise adoption of Android

The fact remains: iPhones and iPads are a better fit for business use than even the best Android devices

Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

Flaw could make nearly half of Android devices vulnerable to an attack that modifies or replaces apps with malware that collects data

Cisco IP phones open to remote eavesdropping, calling

An authentication flaw allows attackers to listed to audio streams and make calls from Cisco SPA 300 and 500 IP phones

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Mobile security: Samsung Knox 2.4 vs. Android for Work

Knox 2.4 is a much more capable security system than Google's Android for Work, but it's not good for BYOD scenarios

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

FireEye's findings highlight how even serious software flaws can take a long time to get fixed

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