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5 steps to more mobile-security-savvy employees

It takes more than policies and penalties to make your workers smart about mobile security. Here’s how to identify and correct problem behaviors in your organization that can leave your corporate data vulnerable.

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New BlackBerry, old BlackBerry: A half step forward

Online meetings, cloud IDs, and VPN tokens show the better BlackBerry; the Knox deal and two-line phones, not so much

Vulnerability leaves iPhones and iPads open to fake app attack

Attackers can replace legitimate apps with fake ones that access and steal personal information

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Trouble is brewing in mobile payments

Now that big-box retailers have stuck their fat fingers into mobile payments, can the next major credit card breach be far behind?

Clueless FBI sabotages its own anti-encryption campaign

FBI Director Comey says smartphone encryption puts law enforcement in peril. Too bad he doesn't seem to understand technology

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12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

It's not just your boss or the government that's spying on you, it's also the devices and technologies you embrace.

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Mobile users favor productivity over security -- as they should

If you force employees to choose between productivity and security, you're the problem

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Fiberlink wipes one smartphone or tablet every three minutes

A study shows 49 percent of the remote wipes are done automatically, 51 percent by someone at an organization

Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking issue

A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers say

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

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

iOS 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 both up the ante for mobile management, but iOS 8 also raises questions beyond MDM tools' capabilities

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Apple needs a smarter argument to sell Apple Pay

People will need a lot of convincing before they’ll use their smartphones to pay at retail. Security and widespread adoption -- not convenience -- will be keys

The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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Hollywood or Home Depot: Whose breach is better?

Trick question, but odds are you were too busy leering at exposed celebs to notice yet another massive security hack

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

Apple iCloud backup quirk could have allowed hackers to access 'deleted' files

iCloud on iOS secretly keeps last three backups, says Check Point Software researcher

Firefox OS to outdo Android with granular application permissions

Starting with Firefox OS 2.1, users will reap privacy and security benefits by being able to control application-specific permissions

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