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New Android security report is alarming, but not because of the amount of malware

A new security report says that more than 3.5 million instances of malware will land on Android this year, with most phones unequipped to stop them

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Android patches critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers

The Android security bulletin for May covered fixes for over 100 vulnerabilities

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NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones

It's now feasible to secure smartphones using virtualization, a technology the NSA currently requires only on tablets and laptops

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Cybersecurity startups to watch

CBInsights names the up-and-coming companies, called ‘Cyber Defenders,' that are pioneering technology with the potential to transform cybersecurity

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Samsung taps DOD tech veteran to head enterprise push

Samsung Electronics has appointed the former CIO of the Department of Defense to help a global push to expand its mobile enterprise business.

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Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

The Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, spy from a phone’s camera or microphone, and self-destruct

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What you should really expect from Samsung’s facial recognition

Biometrics is neither a silver bullet nor a foolish approach. The trick is to understand what you’re securing, and not pretend you’re getting more than you are

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Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

SecuSuite for Samsung Knox is a new version of BlackBerry's established security platform tailored for Samsung Electronics' high-end smartphones

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How much are vendor security assurances worth after the CIA leaks?

Software vendors will fix these vulnerabilities, but users should remember that there are always zero-day exploits out there

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How Android and iOS devices really get hacked

There are many ways to hack mobile devices, but the method people worry about is hard and relatively uncommon. You're more likely to get phished first

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This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IoT security

The tiny chip generates truly random numbers -- the basis for cryptography

What IT must do now that Cloudflare leaked user data

No one really knows what website and mobile app information got leaked where, but here's what IT should consider doing to be safe

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Worried about hacks, senators want info on Trump’s personal phone

Two senators on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs are worried President Donald Trump’s Android phone is unsecured

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Google might be gearing up to remove millions of Play Store apps next month

The crackdown by Google, which sets a March 15 compliance date, targets apps with questionable privacy policies

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5 data breach predictions for 2017

Stay ahead of emerging threats -- here are five key data breach trends you should anticipate in 2017

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