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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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New identity alliance formed -- useful or just marketing spin?

New initiatives in the technology space seem to happen almost on a daily basis. Is today's example useful for customers or just a marketing ploy?

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Tracking is no longer just on the rails for Boston's MBTA

The pitch from the company launching a beacon tracking system for Boston’s MBTA system is that it will show how, “technology can enable citizens to have more unique, tailored experiences with both cities and brands.” Privacy experts...

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'Legitimate' rooting apps paving way for malware

Companies that create tools for "rooting" Android phones may be paving the way for malware developers

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Road warriors are prime targets for hackers

Here are some steps companies and executives can take to enhance travel-related security.

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Jailbreak! iPhone iOS 9.0.2 hack is here, claims Pangu Team

Now you can jailbreak your iOS 9.0, 9.0.1 or 9.0.2 iPhone or iPad. Are you ready to escape from Apple's pomaceous walled garden of parody-free, sexless, family friendliness? Pangu Team delivered, so here are the best jailbreaking...

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To scare people better, Android ransomware gets a snazzy UI

Hackers are like any other coders: they want to built better software, even if it's a program that merely aims to extract a ransom from a hapless Android user.

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