Bringing together two separate pieces of security research reveals vulnerability to cybercrime on an alarming scale.
A new mobile phone bug stems from an insecure program, called HTCLoggers.apk, which was recently added to some HTC Android devices.
Mobile botnets are nowhere near as big as PC zombie networks, but the threat is growing, according to a new report from Damballa.
Researchers have discovered a new variant of the insidious Zeus trojan designed to run on Google Android smartphones, but the threat is minimal in the United States.
Apple this week issued an update to address rampant concerns that its iPhone and iPad devices are collecting and storing information about users' locations.
Apple has denied logging users' locations and promised to release a software update to change the way it stores data on iPhones.
Juniper Networks has agreed to acquire Columbus, Ohio-based SMobile Systems, a privately held software company focused on smartphone and tablet security solutions, for $70 million. The acquisition will further enable Juniper customers to remotely and securely connect their PCs and smartphones to corporate networks. According to Infonetics Research, the mobile client security market is projected to grow to more than $1 billion by 2014. - GM
Security professionals must stop being afraid of every "new" technology that comes along, says Hurricane Labs' Bill Mathews.