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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

IBM finds another Android phone bug

IBM security researchers have found a way to exploit an Android flaw that puts more than 55% of Android phones at risk of being taken over by persistent attackers.

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Harvard CISO shares 5 pearls of IT security wisdom

Chief Information Security Officer Christian Hamer, who is responsible for policy and awareness across Harvard University and whose team handles security operations and incident response, took part on a panel last week at the Campus...

Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

Vulnerabilities in the Android multimedia framework allow attackers to remotely compromise devices with ease, a researcher said

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