Mobile Security

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Corporate IT: Beware the dating apps on your users' phones

Common vulnerabilities could be putting your company's data up for grabs


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MobileIron seeks to secure corporate data on personal clouds

MobileIron today will release an update to its Content Security Service that seeks to protect corporate data that may have found its way to personal clouds.

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Samsung and Good combine products to boost Android's enterprise cred

Samsung Electronics and Good Technology hope to get more enterprises to use Android-based smartphones and tablets with the help of a joint offering designed to protect the OS, applications and data.

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Google defends policy that leaves most Android devices unpatched

Google defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat."

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iPhone users: How your government spies on you

New Edward Snowden revelations tell us more about iPhone spies.

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How to shield yourself from Verizon's mobile tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation published a list of tools that can block online advertising companies from collecting web browsing data.

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UK PM makes Apple CEO Tim Cook a global privacy champ

Willingly or not, Apple (and others) face a huge fight as they try to maintain privacy and security.

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CSO's 2015 Mobile Security Survival Guide

Security risks and data breaches are growing while the form factors of computing devices shrink—because much enterprise data today is created and consumed on mobile devices. This clearly explains why mobile security persistently tops...

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Google stops patching core Android component in 60% of devices

Google has stopped patching a core component of Android in versions older than "KitKat," a security researcher said today, as he urged the company to reconsider the policy that could leave more than 60% of all Android users vulnerable...

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BlackBerry jumps into smartwatches with BBM on Android Wear devices

BlackBerry demonstrated its Messenger application on Android Wear smartwatches at the International CES trade show.

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Apple security faces biggest test in 2015

Apple's platforms are likely to suffer their most intensive security tests yet in 2015.

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Driver’s license app on a smartphone raises privacy issues

Iowa is poised to become the first state to offer a mobile app as an official driver’s license that can be displayed to police officers and security personnel, but smartphones hold a lot more data than a plastic card.

Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

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Chinese Android phone maker hides secret backdoor on its devices

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has built an extensive "backdoor" into its Android devices that can track users, serve them unwanted advertisements and install unauthorized apps, a U.S. security firm alleged today

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Now on CIO: 5 Infosec trends that will dominate 2015

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2015, information security professionals must understand these five trends.

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Google to Apps users: Take time to protect your accounts

To get employees more involved in securing their Apps accounts, Google has simplified how they monitor log-in activity and configure security settings.

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How to create seamless mobile security for employees

If your organization’s security procedures are disruptive and clunky, frustrated employees will figure out how to get around them. Here’s how three companies created a secure and seamless experience for end users.

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Grocers, retailers gobble up Apple Pay in time for holidays

U.S. consumers have eschewed in-store mobile payments for years, but Apple Pay is making headway in that area just a month after the service launched Oct. 20.

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Android botnet could pose threat to corporate networks

An Android Trojan program that's behind one of the longest running multipurpose mobile botnets has been updated to become stealthier and more resilient.

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