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Google issues patch for Android icon permissions attack

Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye.
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BlackBerry 10 OS update fixes remote code execution flaw

BlackBerry released a security update for its BlackBerry 10 OS to address a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected devices.

6 ways the Internet of Things will transform enterprise security

It's already started, with a refrigerator that sent out email spam. The Internet of Things trend shows how even a benign consumer appliance could pose a danger to enterprises if connected to the Internet without proper security.

Users face serious threat as hackers take aim at routers, embedded devices

Home routers and other consumer embedded devices are plagued by basic vulnerabilities and can't be easily secured by non-technical users, which means they'll likely continue to be targeted in what has already become an increasing trend of mass attacks.

Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to render devices unusable

A vulnerability in Android that was publicly disclosed in mid-March could be exploited by malicious applications to force devices into an endless reboot loop, according to security researchers from Trend Micro.

Aruba announces five software tools for optimizing Wi-Fi networks

Aruba Networks announced a package of software upgrades designed to better accommodate all-wireless workplaces, including sites where it's common to see employees using three different mobile devices with multiple applications.

Pre-installed malware found on new Android phones

Android malware using TOR anonymity network makes a debut

Kaspersky Lab has spotted malware for the Android mobile operating system employing the TOR anonymity network, a development previously only seen on Windows.

Samsung beefs up Knox mobile management software

One day after announcing the Galaxy S5 smartphone with a security-focused fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced that second-generation Knox software for enterprise-level security and management of Samsung devices will ship sometime in the second quarter.

New iOS flaw allows malicious apps to record touch screen presses

Security researchers identified a vulnerability in iOS that allows apps to record all touch screen and button presses while running in the background on non-jailbroken devices.

Mobile Security In Depth

7 all-in-one security suites: Anti-malware for all your devices

Today's security suites try to protect all (or most) of your devices, and provide Web-based management. We examine how seven major applications compare in terms of features, ease of use and which devices they actually protect.

Kenneth van Wyk: Where mobile apps go wrong

More so than Web-based applications, mobile apps tend to have security design flaws that attackers can exploit. (Insider; registration required)

Evan Schuman: Wal-Mart is latest big company with mobile-app security problems

The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security. Even big companies with large and experienced IT staffs are guilty.

5 Ways to Prevent Data Loss in Mobile Environments

Confidential company data can make its way onto mobile devices, where it's no longer under the protection of your toughest network defenses. Does that make your data vulnerable? To find out, review some strategies for preventing data loss on mobile devices.

Secure smartphones are nice, but not enough

In the past week, two new ultra secure smartphones have been in the news. One is called the Blackphone. The other is called the Black phone. The difference in their names is a space. Here's what we know about the two most secure smartphones ever created.

Evan Schuman: Transparency about data retention requires knowing what you have

A new call for transparency about what data mobile apps are retaining sounds fine and noble, but too many companies don't even know what their apps know about consumers.

The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

, the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

Security Manager's Journal: Siccing MDM on personal mobile devices

The use of personal devices on the network has gotten out of control. Mobile device management could help, and it will play well with newly deployed NAC.

Mobile management: InfoWorld's expert guide

iPhones, iPads, BlackBerrys, Androids -- learn how to secure whatever smartphones and tablets your employees have

Kenneth van Wyk: High hopes for iPhone's Touch ID

The iPhone 5S is the first smartphone with fingerprint authentication. It's not perfect, but it could herald a new emphasis on security for mobile devices.