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Mobile security firm Lookout warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with mobile malware called "NotCompatible" that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords.
Apple's first update for the iOS 8.1 mobile operating system includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for older devices, and also addresses several security issues.
A new variant of the NotCompatible malware targeting Android devices is a threat to corporate networks because it's difficult to detect and block by network-based security systems.
According to a report from Arxan Technologies, hacked versions of 97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps appear in unofficial app stores and app distribution sites.
Three individuals suspected of being involved in the creation and distribution of a recently uncovered piece of malware referred to as "WireLurker" have been arrested and charged, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Public Security said on Friday.
BlackBerry announced several new offerings targeted to its enterprise customers, including two identity and access solutions, along with a new enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution.
Snapchat has started actively warning users when the use of a third party app is detected.
Researchers hacked several of the latest popular smartphones during the Mobile Pwn2Own competition that took place alongside the PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo on November 12-13.
Researchers have identified an older variant of the recently uncovered WireLurker OS X/iOS malware which appears to have been designed to target computers running Microsoft Windows.
A universal cross-site scripting (UXSS) vulnerability has been identified in the Android browser that’s installed by default on many Android smartphones.

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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.
Adam Ely's picture
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.
Adam Ely's picture
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.
Adam Ely's picture
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.
Adam Ely's picture
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.
Ryan Naraine's picture
John Hultquist, Manager of Cyber Espionage Threat Intelligence at ISIGHT Partners, joins the podcast to talk about "NEWSCASTER," a cyber espionage operation that uses fictitious social media accounts to launch attacks.