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Until recently, cybercriminals could have hijacked the account of any GroupMe user simply by knowing the phone number connected to the targeted account, a researcher reported.
FireEye and Verizon Enterprise have teamed up to bring together Verizon managed services and FireEye threat protection offerings.
Android 5.0, the latest version of Google's Android operating system comes with some interesting new functionality features and is designed to be much more secure than its predecessors.
North Korea attempted to hack tens of thousands of South Korean smartphones this year, using malware disguised in mobile gaming apps, the South's spy agency said in a report.
Apple CEO Tim Cook met a senior Chinese official Wednesday, days after hackers targeted the company's iCloud service in an attack which an anti-censorship group claims originated in China.
Researchers have found a way to trick Android users into executing potentially malicious applications by hiding them inside innocent-looking image files.
FBI chief James Comey renewed a call for broader authority to tap into emerging technologies, saying the Edward Snowden revelations have led to unwarranted mistrust of law enforcement.
Sophos has acquired Mojave Networks, a cloud-based security solutions provider based in San Mateo, California.
Marriott will pay a penalty of $600,000 for using Wi-Fi monitoring systems to block guests from accessing the Internet through their personal hotspots, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Friday.
A Same Origin Policy (SOP) bypass vulnerability has been identified in the Android browser installed by default on versions of the operating system prior to 4.4.

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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.
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.
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.