Mobile Security

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Blackberry delves deeper into security with AtHoc purchase

BlackBerry continues to shift its focus from selling mobile phones to securing them as well as other portable devices, and increasingly connected items that are part of the Internet of Things.

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Firewalls can't protect today's connected cars

While the automobile industry pursues more secure internal bus architectures, experts say no network firewall will ever be totally tamper-proof, and it's more important to be able to detect and stop an attack rather than block it.

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Hacker: 'Hundreds of thousands' of vehicles are at risk of attack

A hacker who was able to wirelessly gain access to a Jeep and control its vital functions said he could do the same with any number of vulnerable vehicles on the road today.

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Senators propose bill to tighten vehicle security, privacy standards

Two U.S. senators want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to establish federal standards to secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy against cyber attacks.

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Security suites: Choosing the best one for you

These days, security suites do more than protect you from malware -- they handle phishing, lost mobile devices and a multitude of other tasks. We find out which are appropriate for your needs.

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Review: McAfee LiveSafe offers top Windows, Android protection

McAfee LiveSafe provides users with protection for an unlimited number of devices -- and for a reasonable price. However, Apple users don't get much beyond the most basic features.

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Review: Norton Security -- simpler and still a winner

Symantec has streamlined its Norton line of anti-malware suites and combined them into a single but still-efficient package.

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Wells Fargo's mobile banking redesign includes biometrics, tracks customer insights

Input from Wells Fargo's commercial banking customers has been vital in steering a massive mobile banking redesign project, according to a bank executive.

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Retail industry SOS: Can Bluetooth beacons save the day?

Consumers are increasingly using smart devices for shopping in stores. Bluetooth beacons are a powerful new tool for store merchants, but what's the best strategy for merchants deploying them?

Just how secure is that hotspot?

Sure free Wi-Fi is convenient and, well, free -- but what is the risk to my mobile device and how do I fight back?

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Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

10 local and cloud-based contenders make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users.

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YES! Jailbreak iPhone or iPad on iOS 8.3 / 8.2 -- untethered (if you trust TaiG)

Want to jailbreak your iOS 8.3 or 8.2 iPhone or iPad? Ready to escape from Apple's pomaceous walled garden of parody-free, sexless, family friendliness? TaiG and saurik have delivered, so here are the best resources...

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Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Fingerprint authentication will become more common on smartphones of all prices as sensors get cheaper, and Google's integration of the technology in the next version of Android will make it much easier for app developers and service...

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Did Google’s Eric Schmidt just call Apple’s Tim Cook a liar?

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt made a point of telling the BBC that Apple’s claims about Google privacy are false.

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Samsung will plug security hole in Galaxy smartphones

Samsung will update the security software on its Galaxy smartphones to address a flaw that could let attackers access people's devices.

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Huge Samsung Galaxy security flaw (updated with Samsung statement)

Ryan Welton warns of man-in-the-middle hacks. 600 million Samsung Galaxy phones are vulnerable to a nasty bug in the keyboard, thanks to a custom SwiftKey build. And the only patch can come from wireless carriers: This is massive...

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Vulnerability in Samsung Galaxy phones put over 600 million Samsung phone users at risk

Samsung pre-installed the Swift keyboard which has a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to remotely tap into GPS, camera and microphone, eavesdrop on text messages and calls and more. NowSecure listed Galaxy S6, S5, S4 and S4...

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Will banks allow four emojis to replace PIN numbers?

Will banks let customers use emojis instead of numeric PINs? A UK firm says yes, because emojis would be harder to hack yet easier to remember.

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