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FCC, FTC launch inquiry into smartphone security updates

The government is trying to see if security updates can land in consumer's phones faster

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Qualcomm flaw puts millions of Android devices at risk

Malicious apps could exploit the flaw to access Android users' SMS messages and call histories

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Why passwords fail end users

At the 2016 Interop show, Network World got a quick demo of Keeper Security's password management and vault app. The company's CEO, Darren Guccione, also explained why most password methods fail end users, and whether biometrics...

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5 secure habits of the paranoid PC user

Are you getting a little sloppy with your security? Time to shape up. Practice these five habits to protect your data at home, in the office and out in the world

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Think that printer in the corner isn’t a threat? Think again

Sitting in the corner, sometimes collecting dust, is an overlooked attack surface

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Google renews focus on Mediaserver flaws in latest Android Security Bulletin

Google renamed its monthly security update, but the contents remain the same: remote execution and elevation of privilege bugs in Mediaserver

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IT leaders pick productivity over security

Implementing security measures can make systems run slower and essentially bog down productivity -- which is causing some enterprises to abandon them

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FBI won't share iPhone hack with Apple because it doesn't know how it works

The FBI claims it doesn't actually know the underlying code that facilitated hacking into the iPhone, so it can't share the method with Apple

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Malvertising attack silently infects old Android devices with ransomware

The Web-based malware attack uses Towelroot and a Hacking Team exploit to compromise devices running old versions of Android

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US no longer requires Apple's help to crack iPhone in New York case

The government said 'an individual' had given it the passcode to the phone used by the accused in a drug investigation

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Key battle looms in the war to protect privacy

User privacy is under attack from hackers, data miners, and the government, but the EFF and tech groups are fighting back

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Apple rebuts DOJ's appeal in N.Y. meth dealer's iPhone case

'Government has utterly failed to ... demonstrate that Apple's assistance is necessary' to crack security, Apple argues

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More than 45,000 sign petition against U.S. encryption-breaking bill

Senators shouldn't try to 'make encryption illegal,' the petition says

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FBI says hack tool only works on iPhone 5c

FBI Director James Comey said the government is still considering whether it should disclose to Apple the flaw that aided the hack

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Apple fixes iOS lock screen bypass that gives attacker access to photos, contacts

Via Siri, locked iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices could have been tricked, allowing hackers to bypass the passcode

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WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for all

Encryption doesn't have to be difficult. For WhatsApp, it's simply a matter of updating to the latest app to send encrypted messages

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5 things you should know about two-factor authentication

Here are the basics to help you stay secure and keep hackers from stealing your identity online

How to make Android a real part of your business

How to make Android a real part of your business

Android smartphone and tablets can now safely join iPhones and iPads in your mobile portfolio

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