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Google on Monday released its December 2015 Nexus Security Bulletin to patch 19 known vulnerabilities in the Android operating system, five of which are rated Critical. [Read More]
Rootnik malware uses the Root Assistant utility to gain root access on Android devices and steal private data. [Read More]
Open Whisper Systems announced the release of Signal Desktop, their encrypted messaging application for desktop computers. [Read More]
BlackBerry on Dec. 1 started pushing out the first software update for its Android-based BlackBerry PRIV smartphones, which includes the first security patches for the device. [Read More]
A team of researchers analyzed popular 3G/4G modems from several vendors and found that they are plagued by serious zero-day vulnerabilities [Read More]
BlackBerry cease offering its services in Pakistan starting Dec. 30, 2015 after refusing the government’s demand for a backdoor into its encrypted communication service. [Read More]
Trojanized adware Shedun abuses the accessibility service in Android to install arbitrary apps without the victim’s consent. [Read More]
Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) can be very useful for mobile apps, but many developers neglect security and expose millions of records of sensitive data. [Read More]
Chinese researcher Guang Gong demonstrated how an Android device can be hijacked by exploiting a JavaScript v8 vulnerability through the Chrome browser. [Read More]
Most of the top 200 and top 100 applications available for Android users via the Google Play store can be decompiled and reverse engineered. [Read More]

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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.
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.