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Malware authors have developed a new version of the Svpeng Android Trojan, which they’re currently using to target users in the United States.
Mojave Networks has added a new feature to the company’s professional and enterprise services in an effort to help organizations minimize the risks posed by the mobile applications used by their employees.
While most organizations have patched the Heartbleed bug in their OpenSSL installations, a security expert has uncovered new vectors for exploiting the vulnerability, which can impact enterprise wireless networks, Android devices, and other connected devices.
Katie Moussouris talks about her new job as Chief Policy Officer at HackerOne and the ongoing debates around vulnerability research and bug bounty programs.
Endpoint breaches involving mobile devices will increase in the years to come, and many of them will be due to mobile application misconfiguration, Gartner said.
Symantec has acquired mobile security and management solutions provider NitroDesk in an effort to expand its enterprise mobile offerings.
Mobile security startup Lookout is turning smartphones and tablets against gadget thieves with a new feature that -- when possible -- will snap a picture of the culprit.
A new banking Trojan disguised as the popular messaging app WeChat is being used by cybercriminals to harvest the financial data of Android users in China.
Cybercriminals are using stolen Apple credentials to lock iPhones, iPads and Macs and hold them for ransom.
Silent Circle, a startup providing private encrypted communications solutions, announced on that it has raised $30 million and that it is relocating its global headquarters from the Caribbean island of Nevis to Switzerland.

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Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Security is a creature of habit. Security likes things to stay the same. Change brings chaos. Chaos is bad for security. But, we can help control the security of our environment by following good security habits.
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.
Nick Cavalancia's picture
Company Owned, Personally Enabled devices (COPE) provide a high-degree of centralized control and monitoring while allowing employees to install consumerized, personal-use applications.