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The code of the RSA Conference vendor badge scanning app contains a hardcoded password that can be used to bypass security [Read More]
A US magistrate judge in New York ruled Monday that police overstepped the law when they called on Apple to unlock the iPhone of a suspected drug dealer. [Read More]
Apple wants a "conversation" to help settle a standoff with US law enforcement over accessing an encrypted iPhone, according to testimony prepared for a congressional hearing. [Read More]
Apple and the US government are squaring off in an epic legal battle with wide-ranging implications for how technology firms must work with law enforcement. [Read More]
BlackBerry announced the launch of a new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice and the acquisition of UK-based Encription Limited, a company focused on cybersecurity consulting. [Read More]
Apple chief Tim Cook went public Wednesday in his battle with the FBI, saying that unlocking an iPhone in the name of fighting terrorism would be "bad for America." [Read More]
A pirated, fully functional third-party App Store client for iOS users in China slipped through Apple’s App Store review process and became listed in Apple’s official App Store, researchers at Palo Alto Networks discovered. [Read More]
Apple said it would accept having a panel of experts consider access to encrypted devices if US authorities drop efforts to force it to help break into the iPhone of a California attacker. [Read More]
Cardless automatic teller machines (ATMs) are gaining ground in the US and around the world, with smartphone technology allowing for speedier and more secure transactions. [Read More]
Xbot is an Android Trojan that infects applications and is said to be regularly updated. The malware is capable of mimicking the login pages of banking apps to steal user credentials, can remotely lock devices, steal SMS messages and contact information, intercept messages, and parse SMS messages from banks. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Mobile Security

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Wade Williamson's picture
If you are going to analyze network traffic for hidden malware or look for anomalous behaviors that indicate an infection, you should be sure to include mobile devices and mobile malware in your efforts.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Vinnie Liu from Bishop Fox joins Ryan Naraine on the podcast to warn businesses about the security risks associated with the new LinkedIn Intro application.
Torsten George's picture
Many security experts believe the next wave of enterprise hacking will be carried out via the mobile channel. What steps can be taken to maintain the productivity gains and cost-savings associated with BYOD, while proactively managing and mitigating security risks associated with this practice?
Ryan Naraine's picture
Costin Raiu of Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team talks about the global implications of the Icefog APT campaign and discloses that a major command-and-control shutdown is currently underway.
Michael Callahan's picture
The problem with this Internet of Things is that the manufacturers of "smart" devices are not always as concerned about security as we end-users might want them to be.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Jerry Bryant, Senior Security Strategist in the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing group chats about the company's thinking behind the expansion of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP).
Wade Williamson's picture
As security professionals, it’s our job to see around the corner whenever possible. While the sky is not falling, if controlling mobile malware isn’t on your radar, it definitely should be.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek join the podcast to talk about their work hacking the into modern vehicles to manipulate steering, acceleration, speedometers and safety sensors.
Gant Redmon's picture
Being in a public place makes you fair game. So what makes a place private instead of public? This is where that famed “reasonable person” comes in.
Avi Chesla's picture
While Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks bring the promise of relieving traffic jams for mobile operators, they also entail new security risks.