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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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Why Apple, Microsoft and others reject NSA spying

Unfettered state surveillance could damage some of America’s biggest brands — in its present form you could almost call it anti-American.

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5 steps to more mobile-security-savvy employees

It takes more than policies and penalties to make your workers smart about mobile security. Here’s how to identify and correct problem behaviors in your organization that can leave your corporate data vulnerable.

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Masque: The major security flaw that wasn't

Even a government health warning can't make Masque a big deal -- but Apple must expect more of the same...

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BlackBerry bolsters its enterprise pitch

BlackBerry announced a renewed enterprise focus on Thursday, including a partnership with Samsung that provides secure mobile software for certain Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

Control over personal info nearly dead

Internet companies have run amok with our personal data, and people aren't entirely sure what to do about it, judging from the results of a new survey.

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Security bug leaves iPhones open to fake app attack

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in iPhones and iPads that allows attackers to install fake apps that take the place of legitimate ones.

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HP's BYOD service protects mobile devices and PCs

Hewlett-Packard wants to make BYOD easier for small businesses through a new cloud-based service to manage and protect mobile devices and PCs.

The iPhone WireLurker malware: What you need to know

There's a scary new piece of malware called WireLurker that collects call logs, phonebook contacts and other sensitive information from Apple iPhones and iPads. Should you be worried?

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Horrible Apple iOS virus; vectored via USB: WireLurker is 'new brand of threat' [u]

Plugging in your iPhone? Don't blindly trust Macs or chargers, even if you're not in China. Apple says it's already fixed the problem, but independent infosec geeks say NOT. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers cut the cord.

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Popular messaging apps fail EFF's security review

Some of the most widely used messaging apps in the world, including Google Hangouts, Facebook chat, Yahoo Messenger and Snapchat, flunked a best-practices security test by advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Levi's Stadium app makes use of Aruba beacons to help 49ers fans get around

The new Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, is deploying new wireless beacon technology that lets fans use a special stadium navigation app on their smartphones and other devices.

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Hilton and Starwood hotel guests can soon unlock rooms with smartphones

Two of the word’s largest hotel chains, Hilton and Starwood, will offer an app that allows guests to unlock their hotel rooms with their smartphones.

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