Mobile Security

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

Google's Android for Work and Samsung's Knox promise serious security, but how do they stack up against Apple's iOS and the rest?

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IBM teams with BlackBerry and Samsung to offer governments a secure Android tablet

The SecuTablet is a modified Galaxy Tab S 10.5 bundled with security management software and a hardware encryption module

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IBM discloses vulnerability in Dropbox's Android SDK

The flaw allegedly affects popular Android apps like Microsoft Office Mobile, but Dropbox maintains its scope is limited

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Samsung's security twist: Protect yourself from IT

Walling off corporate data with from personal data via My Knox protects IT from you -- and vice versa

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Smart home or dumb security risk?

Internet-connected devices are flooding into homes, but with convenience comes vulnerability

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Google will stop patching Chrome on Android 4.0 next month

Android devices running the 3-year-old Ice Cream Sandwich will stop getting Chrome updates in mid-April

Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

Google has relaxed a requirement for manufacturers to turn on encryption by default in Lollipop

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Android for Work brings container security to Google Play apps

IT can secure any Play Store apps for Lollipop users, but earlier Android versions require special app versions

AirWatch upgrades management platform with closer ties to Apple

Users of the mobile management platform will now be able to access enterprise apps with Apple's Touch ID

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