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Containerization moves beyond the full erase

The latest containerization technologies enable IT to create separate, protected areas for work apps and data on employees' personal devices. The challenge is to maintain security.

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2015: The year in security, identify theft and fraud

There’s a lot we can say about cybersecurity, identify theft and fraud in 2015, but we’re going to let our infographic tell the story.

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The 411 on encryption

News articles and political speeches are full of references to encryption, to "back-doors" and "golden keys." The NSA spying scandal exposed by Edward Snowden thrust the concept of personal privacy into the spotlight, and along with...

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Google patches critical vulnerabilities in Android

A new batch of security fixes for Android address flaws that could allow attackers to compromise devices via rogue emails, Web pages, and MMS messages.

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Paris attacks demand 'wake-up call' on smartphone encryption

Deadly terrorist attacks on Friday in Paris, apparently planned by ISIS, have ignited a new round of concerns over smartphone encryption.

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Half of U.S. businesses have no formal BYOD policy for security

Years after the widespread adoption of workplace smartphones, more than half of U.S. companies said they have no formal BYOD (bring your own device) policy to safeguard their enterprises, according to a survey.

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How a mobile app firm found the XcodeGhost in the machine

A mobile app developer had a tough time figuring out why Apple was rejecting its app until it found the XcodeGhost malware hidden in an unlikely place.

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Android security update's focus is on media files

Do you like audio and video on your Android device? They lie at the heart of recent vulnerabilities in Google's latest security update.

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Apple wages battle to keep App Store malware-free

Apple is facing growing challenges keeping suspicious mobile applications out of its App Store marketplace.

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Trojanized Android apps flood third-party stores

Researchers from mobile security firm Lookout have found over 20,000 samples of trojanized apps that root devices.

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Many US enterprises still run XcodeGhost-infected Apple apps

Dozens of U.S. enterprises are still using Apple mobile apps seeded with malware, a clever hacking scheme revealed last month known as XcodeGhost.

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Google researchers poke holes in Galaxy S6 Edge, show OEMs add risky code

Google's security researchers found 11 serious vulnerabilities in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge phone in code that was added by the manufacturer.

Winner claimed in $1 million iOS 9 hacking contest

A team of security researchers may have found a way to remotely penetrate the defenses of Apple's latest mobile OS, making them eligible for a $1 million reward.

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Google patches critical media processing flaws in Android

New security patches for Google's Nexus devices address seven vulnerabilities, two of which are critical and could allow for remote code execution when processing media files.

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Victory! U.S. legalizes more jailbreaking, Blu-ray rips, car hacks, and...

The U.S. Library of Congress issues a new list of legal things to do with your own property. As prescribed in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), it's the Librarian's job to weigh up the evidence and graciously permit us to...

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Iranian hackers show interest in Android spying tools

Iranian hackers are showing a strong interest in malware that can secretly pull data from Android devices, which are popular in the Middle East.

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BlackBerry PRIV -- security-enhanced Android slider. Pre-order now...

The BlackBerry PRIV is almost here; you can pre-order it today. It's shipping 11/6. But can it revive the struggling, eponymous Canadian company?

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Don't overdo with biometrics, expert warns

Biometric data such as fingerprint scans is being collected too widely and too casually, according to security company Protegrity USA.

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