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Hacking Team leak reveals Android backdoor capable of bypassing Google Play verification process.
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.
Fortinet has agreed to acquire Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU), a provider of enterprise wireless networking solutions, for roughly $44 million in cash.
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.

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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.
Marc Solomon's picture
To help cybersecurity professionals cut through the hype and gain a better understanding of what to expect as the Internet of Everything continues to evolve, these top 10 observations might help.
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.
Danelle Au's picture
Enterprises must find the right balance to deliver a mobile security environment that meets productivity and flexibility needs without putting devices, apps, or data at risk.
Ryan Naraine's picture
In this podcast, Richard Boscovich, assistant general counsel in the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, talks about the new Microsoft Cybercrime Center and the ongoing battle to stop the proliferation of botnets around the world.