Browsing Category: Mobile Security

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Mobile Device Encryption Could Lead to a ‘Very, Very Dark Place’, FBI Director Says

FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the recent movement toward default encryption of smartphones and other devices could “lead us to a very, very dark place.” Echoing comments made by law enforcement officials for the last several decades, Comey said that the advanced cryptosystems available today threaten to cripple the ability of intelligence and law[...]

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BlackBerry 10 Devices Open to Bug That Allows Malicious App Installation

BlackBerry has patched a vulnerability in its BlackBerry 10 devices that could allow an attacker to intercept users’ traffic to and from the BlackBerry World app store and potentially install malware on a targeted device. The vulnerability is a weakness in the integrity checking system that BlackBerry uses to verify the apps that users download.[...]

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Experts Laud Changes to iPhone, Android Encryption

The changes that both Google and Apple have made to their mobile operating systems to encrypt the data on users’ devices have generated praise from the security and privacy communities and vitriol and criticism from the law enforcement and political worlds in equal measure.

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Second Same-Origin Policy Bypass Flaw Haunts Android Browser

There is another same-origin policy bypass vulnerability in the Android browser in versions prior to 4.4 that allows an attacker to steal data from a user’s browser.

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Fitness App Patches Privacy Vulnerability

Details of a patched privacy vulnerability in MyFitnessPal, a popular fitness and nutrition mobile application, were disclosed this week, three months after a fix was deployed.

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BYOD Security

Productivity Gains Trumping Security as BYOD Grows

A new study from Raytheon and the Ponemon Institute paints a grim picture for BYOD security, but one expert sees some straightforward solutions to implementing BYOD securely.

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Threatpost News Wrap, September 19, 2014

Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk abut the crazy news of the last couple of weeks, the Apple privacy and Apple Pay announcements, the details of the Home Depot breach and the end of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing unit.

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