Mobile Endpoint Security
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston is warning thousands of patients that their personal health information was contained on a laptop that was stolen.
It's not just data that is at risk with a mobile workforce, it's the whole shebang: data, applications, operating environments and, we hope, security.
Before flocking to a mobile policy in which employees are permitted to connect their smartphones and tablets to the corporate network, consider that the return on investment may not be all it is cracked up to be -- security being a big reason why.
Following the theft of a computer at Sutter Health in October that put the personal information of more than 4.2 million patients at risk, 11 class-action lawsuits were filed against the Sacramento, Calif.-based nonprofit.
Researchers from Symantec and North Carolina State University may have stumbled upon one of the largest and most lucrative mobile botnets yet.
A thief broke into a doctor's car and stole a briefcase containing a flash drive that held personal data on patients of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Researchers have revealed a new type of spam campaign that appears to be a test run to find out how mobile users will respond to social engineering attempts on their smartphones and tablets.
With the holidays right around the corner, expect many workers to soon be returning from their breaks with shiny new personal devices, like an iPad, in hand -- and wanting to connect them to the corporate network. IT departments must have a response plan in place.
Android phones from leading manufacturers -- including HTC, Motorola and Samsung -- contain pre-loaded applications that do not properly enforce the platform's permission-based security model.
Mobile malware authors have skipped the rudimentary phase and are immediately creating threats that mimic complex malicious code common in the traditional PC environment. But defense technologies are countering with sophistication of their own.
Twitter has acquired a start-up that makes security and management solutions for Android devices.
With the exception of issuing critical security fixes for existing installations, Adobe will no longer develop new versions of Flash for mobile.
Users of HTC-made Android devices are receiving software security updates to correct a vulnerability that could be exploited by a third-party to steal personal information.
Apple on Wednesday issued much-anticipated updates for its Mac OS X and iOS mobile operating system, adding support for its new iCloud service, and fixing a bevy of security flaws.
HTC plans to release a patch after a "short" testing period, the company said Tuesday.
A new mobile phone bug stems from an insecure program, called HTCLoggers.apk, which was recently added to some HTC Android devices.
A California man is barred from delivering unsolicited text messages after he sent "a mind-boggling" amount for many months, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
SC Magazine Executive Editor Dan Kaplan sits down with a Juniper security executive to learn why the trend of mobility and data migration should be a top concern for security professionals, and how they can institute best practices to deal with the new risk.
Apple on Friday issued an update for its iOS mobile operating system, addressing a security flaw being used to jailbreak iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
Mobile devices, while unique, pose security challenges not unlike traditional PCs, and organizations can apply some basic tips to stay ahead of the threats.
A computer disk containing the personal information of thousands of medical aid applications has gone missing from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
A survey of more than 1,500 individuals from 14 countries found that half of device users keep passwords, PIN codes or credit card details on their mobile devices.
Google on Wednesday began distributing a patch to address a security flaw in all but the latest versions of its Android mobile operating system.
Apple this week issued an update to address rampant concerns that its iPhone and iPad devices are collecting and storing information about users' locations.
If you aren't already trying to figure out your mobile device security strategy, you soon will be, says Vicky Ames, former information system security officer at a federal medical research agency.
Apple has denied logging users' locations and promised to release a software update to change the way it stores data on iPhones.
Google is now using a remote security tool to remove malicious applications from affected Android devices after a malware outbreak hit its official app store.
Until mobile malware becomes more pervasive, the current lot of smartphone security offerings can help users with other concerns.
Most users are not aware of the risks in smartphones and the security industry is struggling to develop tools to defend these devices, a panel of experts said on Wednesday at RSA Conference in San Francisco.
Mobile threats will soon be used to gain access to personal and business devices, says Sean Martin.
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