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Encryption keys for SIM cards obtained by NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ could be used to secretly monitor a large portion of global communications over mobile devices without using a warrant or wiretap.
The NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ obtained encryption keys of the global SIM manufacturer Gemalto.
IBM’s Application Security Research team has conducted a study of 41 popular dating applications for Android and determined that more than 60 percent of them are potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks.
BlackBerry has appointed David Kleidermacher as its new chief security officer, the smartphone maker announced on Tuesday.
Mobile security startup Wandera has raised $15 million in additional funding led by 83North, with participation from existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners.
Siri, Apple’s personal assistant and knowledge navigator application, can be leveraged to steal sensitive information from iOS smartphones in a stealthy manner, according to a recently published research paper.
Cybercriminals are repackaging legitimate HTML5 applications into Android malware and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), according to Trend Micro
BlackBerry has completed its acquisition of Secusmart GmbH, a provider of high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions.
VMware has released an update to its AirWatch enterprise mobile management and security platform to address information disclosure vulnerabilities.
The creators of the Android remote administration tool (RAT) called DroidJack started off as legitimate application developers, but when they realized that their products were not as successful as they had hoped, they turned to developing a crimeware tool.

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Mobile Security

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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This shift to mobile exposes a major fault that needs to be addressed and security practices must address mobile threats as well.
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Yesterday’s device management approach does not work in a BYOD world. The end users are bringing their own devices, so we need to adjust to accommodate this new world order.
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Security teams and lines of business have reached a turning point on BYOD. It’s now become more important than ever for the CISO to figure out how to manage risk without inhibiting users.
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Many of us create our own blind spots through assumption. Until we understand what is occurring on mobile devices, we cannot determine if our controls are effective at managing risk.
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CISOs are notoriously disliked. Trying to protect company, customer and employee data often means having to say “no” to new projects and implementations. This does not earn you many friends.