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San Francisco-based Lookout, announced on Wednesday that it has raised a massive $150 million round of funding.
Upwards of million Android devices were infected with an SMS worm on August 2, the day the country celebrated Valentine's Day.
According to a recent the study, 99% of the most popular free Android and iOS apps exhibit at least one type of behavior that poses a security or privacy threat to organizations.
Open Whisper Systems announced the availability of Signal, an iPhone application that lets users make encrypted voice calls worldwide for free.
BlackBerry announced the acquisition of German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart
In this podcast, Chief Technology Officer at Bluebox Security Jeff Forristal, discusses a significant Android vulnerability that lets hackers create a malicious application by copying the ID of a legitimate application to gain the same special privileges of the legitimate app.
A serious vulnerability exists in the Android operating system, which could allow malicious apps to impersonate well-known trusted apps such as Google Wallet. Essentially anything that relies on verified signature chains of an Android application is undermined.
Several undocumented forensic services running on all iOS devices can be leveraged as attack points and surveillance mechanisms, a security researcher revealed at the Hope X conference.
SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) mechanisms used by banks to secure their customers' accounts have been bypassed by cybercriminals using a combination of malware, mobile apps, rogue DNS servers, and phishing sites, according to a report from Trend Micro.
Apple is fighting Chinese claims that the iPhone threatens national security through its ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.

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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.
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.