Mobile Security

Cloud IAM is set to break the sound barrier

Cloud apps and mobile devices are screaming their way into the enterprise like jet fighters, bringing employees more access than ever - and more passwords as well.

Why developers need to think about security

Software developers are challenged with prioritizing between delivering code within aggressive timelines and incorporating security into the development lifecycle.

Clinton's use of private email spawns security, transparency debate

Clinton's use of private email spawns security, transparency debate

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Hillary Clinton used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state.

Android 'Gazon' worm proliferates through texts, infects more than 4k phones

Android 'Gazon' worm proliferates through texts, infects more than 4k phones

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The worm has gained traction through spam text messages that promise users an Amazon giftcard.

Experts find flaws in Mobile World Congress official app

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The official Android app of the event contains some flaws that could allow spammers to easily scrape data belonging to conference attendees.

Silent Circle to buy out Geeksphone, fully own Blackphone

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On the heels of naming a new president and CEO, Silent Circle now assumes 100 percent ownership of Blackphone.

Malware on the move: Mobile malware

Malware on the move: Mobile malware

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Like virtually all online threats, malware is increasingly finding a ripe new territory on the mobile platform, reports Karen Epper Hoffman.

Gemalto says past intrusions could be related to NSA, GCHQ op

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Intrusions detected in 2010 and 2011 may be related to surveillance efforts revealed in Snowden leaks, the company said.

Three reasons native mobile apps need extra security love

Three reasons native mobile apps need extra security love

Aside from the many benefits native apps provide, enterprises face challenges they need to deal with to make sure they aren't exposed to the new security risks native apps introduce.

Mobile security in action: How enterprises are getting ahead of threats

Mobile cyber threats are on the rise and getting more advanced. Enterprises want to bolster their security programs to protect against new, unknown mobile threats, but understanding these risks requires visibility.

Florida law enforcement docs show widespread stingray use, secrecy

Florida law enforcement docs show widespread stingray use, secrecy

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released documents obtained from Florida police and sheriff's departments that reveal Stingray use and raise privacy concerns.

Gemalto investigates claims that gov't spies hacked SIM card encryption keys

Gemalto investigates claims that gov't spies hacked SIM card encryption keys

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The SIM card maker said it will "devote all resources necessary" to investigate hacking claims revealed in Snowden leaks.

FireEye shares details on 'Masque Attack II' affecting iOS devices

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Masque Attack II entails bypassing an iOS prompt for trust and app URL scheme hijacking, FireEye said.

Report: mRATs continue to threaten Android, iOS devices

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A study by Lacoon and Check Point found 18 different variants of mRATs with Androids more likely to be infected.

Readying the enterprise for mobile

It's too late to put the kibosh on mobile computing in the enterprise. And why would any organization want to? The benefits are clear.

Popular dating apps tested, over 60 percent have medium to severe flaws

Popular dating apps tested, over 60 percent have medium to severe flaws

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Findings from IBM serve as a reminder this Valentine's Day to boost mobile security efforts, even when dealing with apps from so-called "trusted" marketplaces.

Android mobile root privilege exploit used for malicious purposes

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In this video, Michael Shaulov, founder and CEO of Lacoon Mobile Security, discusses how the exploit works, what attackers can do with it, and what organizations should do to protect users from these types of mobile threats.

Smartphone thefts decline following introduction of "kill switch"

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Between January 2013 and December 2014, cell phone robberies dropped 16 percent in New York and 27 percent in San Francisco.

Firm warns of Google Play apps spreading adware

Firm warns of Google Play apps spreading adware

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In some instances, it took 30 days for the newly-installed apps to display "abnormal" behavior.

Are mobile apps risky business?

Are mobile apps risky business?

The increasing prevalence of mobile applications is exposing new security holes for businesses.

FTC publishes security recommendations for IoT device makers

FTC publishes security recommendations for IoT device makers

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A new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides data security steps for businesses and promotes data minimization.

Marriott fixes Android app issue that may have exposed personal data

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The hotel chain has addressed a weakness in its Marriott International Android app that could have allowed attackers to access customer data, including credit card information.

'Sexy Girls' wallpaper app in Google Play store accessed account info

'Sexy Girls' wallpaper app in Google Play store accessed account info

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The app is no longer available from the Google Play store, but prior to being removed it had been installed between 50,000 and 100,000 times.

Study: 11 percent of banking-related Android apps flagged suspicious

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Apps were flagged for containing malware or suspicious binaries, a RiskIQ study found.

FiOS mobile app vulnerability put all Verizon email accounts at risk

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Verizon has fixed a critical vulnerability in its My FiOS app that made it possible to read and send messages from any Verizon user's email account.

Android malware encounters surged in 2014, up by 75 percent, report says

Android malware encounters surged in 2014, up by 75 percent, report says

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Mobile security company Lookout released its annual Mobile Threat Report on Thursday, which demonstrated a major uptick in Android malware encounters.

Manhattan District Attorney speaks out against default device encryption

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a speech earlier this week that he thinks device-makers should be required to give law enforcement access to their users' data.

SnoopSnitch Android app notifies users of IMSI catchers, SS7 attacks

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SnoopSnitch requires a rooted device with a Qualcomm chipset that runs stock Android 4.1 or higher.

Report tracks DLP violations in corporate-sanctioned cloud storage apps

Report tracks DLP violations in corporate-sanctioned cloud storage apps

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On Thursday, Netskope released a report analyzing risky app usage in enterprise environments.

FBI clarifies stingray policy, says court warrants not needed when used in public spaces

FBI clarifies stingray policy, says court warrants not needed when used in public spaces

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Two senators wrote a letter requesting more information about stingray use and the FBI's policies surrounding the devices.

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