Browsing Category: Mobile Security

Categories: Mobile Security

Carrier IQ, a startup heavily bruised last fall by harsh criticism of its handset diagnostic software, today announced it’s hired a high-profile lawyer as its Chief Privacy Officer.

According to a news release, Magnolia Mansourkia Mobley, a CIPP and former Verizon executive, will be tasked with quickly broadening the company’s focus on consumer privacy.  She also was named the company’s General Counsel.

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Categories: Mobile Security

A South Korean security provider says it’s uncovered popular Android apps that want more information than is required, putting users at risk.AhnLab, Inc., headquartered in Seoul, analyzed 178 of the best-rated Android applications using its cloud-based app security analysis tool, ranking each app on a scale of 1 to 100 in degree of risk. Any app receiving 60 or above was classified as malicious across five different access categories: personal information, service information, location information, service charging and device information.

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Anti malware company Symantec released its threat report for 2011 on Monday. Buried in the dry statistics about the number of Web based attacks and malicious programs detected during the year are some surprising facts. Among them: religious-themed Web sites are among the dirtiest on the Internet.

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