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Avast has acquired Remotium, a provider of enterprise mobility solutions, for an undisclosed sum.
Fake version of popular BatteryBot Pro app displays ads, downloads other malware, and sends SMSs to premium rate numbers, Zscaler warns.
Mobile malware steals messages from a sandboxed communications app by abusing an Android accessibility feature.
Scrambl3 was launched as a stand-alone app for Android devices by startup USMobile, which describes it as a way to create "trusted connections on untrusted networks."
Japan's largest mobile service provider, NTT DoCoMo, said it would replace passwords with biometric credentials on a number of its online services, in a step to move users closer to a password-free world.
The US National Security Agency developed plans to hack into data links to app stores operated by Google and Samsung to plant spyware on smartphones, a media report said.
Researchers determined that the factory reset feature in Android is not very efficient, allowing potential attackers to easily recover sensitive information.
Damballa has determined that only a small percentage of mobile devices in the United States are infected with malware.
BlackBerry has agreed to acquire WatchDox, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of enterprise solutions to access, share and protect sensitive documents, for an undisclosed sum.
Researchers from security consultancy Bishop Fox have discovered a flaw in the popular Android app AirDroid that allows a remote attacker to secretly take control of a victim’s smartphone.

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Mobile Security

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David Holmes's picture
DDoS continues to wax and wane in unpredictable cycles, but the ecosystem has evolved to keep it out of the mobile space.
Adam Ely's picture
The mobile strategist will play a pivotal role in mobile integration, as they pave the way for the organizations to do so purposefully and securely.
David Holmes's picture
After the rounds of predictions for 2014, I had bet my colleague that if no mobile DDoS appeared this year, we’d stop talking about it. And it looks like we can.
Adam Ely's picture
While mobile security remains at the top of every CISO’s priority list this year, enterprises have quickly begun to realize that mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) are not enough to keep data safe.
Adam Ely's picture
From what to support to how to ensure the security of mobile apps and data, enterprises are banging their heads against the wall to find a solution to secure mobile.
Adam Ely's picture
We can attempt to predict the future, but without proper security measures in place, data breaches are bound to happen. Unfortunately, it’s not a matter of if a breach will occur, but when.
Adam Ely's picture
When determining how risky an app is, we must consider intentional features within these permissions to determine whether or not they’re a risk to the enterprise.
Adam Ely's picture
At the end of the day, the kill switch will not only decrease the amount of people mugged for their phones because there is little net value in the device itself, but it will also provide individuals with the means to wipe the device of personal information.
Adam Ely's picture
COPE is often an attractive model for organizations concerned about keeping mobile data secure but presents its own set of issues. So how does COPE stack up against BYOD?
Adam Ely's picture
This shift to mobile exposes a major fault that needs to be addressed and security practices must address mobile threats as well.