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Analysis of popular apps finds rampant sharing of personal data

An analysis of 10 highly popular Android apps found what researchers are calling the “out of control” sharing of potentially sensitive information with third parties, in some cases in likely violation of Europe’s GDPR privacy regulations. The findings, which were published in a report issued by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC), prompted a coalition of…

SC Labs’ Product Reviews: Mobile device management and unified endpoint management

Mobile device management is a crucial component of maintaining a stable security posture, but mobile device management and unified endpoint management tools, one of the more difficult areas of cybersecurity is one of the most difficult areas of cybersecurity. The everchanging and growing threat landscape makes security difficult enough, while the lack of control surrounding…

BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management Q-Series

BlackBerry UEM monitors mobile devices via a single management console using a trusted end-to-end security model to reduce risks and meet regulatory compliance requirements without compromising productivity. BlackBerry has clearly prioritized security in this version, evident in the addition of iOS and Android patch management. BlackBerry Work is an application that provides secure access to…

Hexnode 8.2

Hexnode offers enterprise-wide endpoint management for both personal and corporate-owned devices, all on a single console. This product comes with a variety of customizations and top-of-the-line support. Hexnode is sleek and, overall, well organized. The dashboard layout shows a high-level overview of device and user information. Unfortunately, it has no widget configuration capability that would…

IBM MaaS360 with Watson 10.74

IBM MaaS360 with Watson is a robust, multi-tenant and cloud-based endpoint management solution that supports mobile and desktop platforms to give advanced compliance, security monitoring and policy enforcement. It also features may third-party integrations, making it lightweight and frictionless. Watson, a question-and-answer system backed by machine learning technology, provides information retrieval, automated reasoning and knowledge…

Meraki Systems Manager SaaS

Meraki Systems Manager offers simple, immediate and centralized endpoint device management. The beauty of this product is the simplicity. It is up and running within minutes and performs the basic functions necessary to manage and secure all network devices. It is also easily scalable, making it a viable option for organizations of any size. From…

MobileIron UEM R64

MobileIron UEM secures modern device platforms with zero sign-on, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and mobile threat detection. The product aggregates device and application information in a single pane of glass for easy provisioning, configuration and management across the entire deployment lifecycle. MobileIron UEM always verifies devices, applications, users and networks. This “never trust, always verify” approach…

Sophos Mobile 9.0

The Sophos Mobile Device Management platform (which may shortly be rebranded as InterceptX for mobile) is a native endpoint security solution that integrates with third-party solutions to reduce time and effort spent on managing traditional and mobile endpoints without inhibiting productivity. We initially struggled to set up this site. Eventually, we had to open a…

VMWare Workspace ONE UEM 1907

VMWare Workspace ONE integrates access control and application and multi-platform endpoint management for any application on any device without sacrificing security or control. Employee productivity demands, such as flexible workstyles and device choice freedom, have dissolved the traditional security perimeter and the product reflects that with  unified endpoint management transforms businesses by creating a better…

iPhone's are also susceptible to hacking.

Federally funded Unimax smartphone pre-loaded with malware

The Unimax UMX U686CL is a Chinese-made smartphone distributed by the federally funded Assured Wireless by Virgin Mobile has been found to come pre-loaded with two malicious applications. Malwarebytes researchers found the malware every owner finds on their phone is Wireless Update and amazingly the device’s own Settings app, neither of which can be removed…

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