Mobile Security

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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

BlackBerry delves deeper into security with AtHoc purchase

BlackBerry continues to shift its focus from selling mobile phones to securing portable devices


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IEEE group recommends random MAC addresses for Wi-Fi security

The Wi-Fi protocol needs to be updated to use randomly generated MAC addresses for better security and privacy

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5 reasons why newer hires are the company’s biggest data security risk

Millennials are now in the majority in the workforce, which means a bigger headache for security IT folks

Android malware masquerades as Nintendo game emulator

Antivirus engines are having trouble detecting Gunpoder, which contains several malicious functions and steals data

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How to use threat intel to boost mobile security

Integrating threat intelligence feeds with mobile device management platforms can shore up BYOD security

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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