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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Free Security Check … Continue reading

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Old Smartphones Leave Tons Of Data For Digital Dumpster Divers – Dark Reading

A recent forensics examination shows how much information is left behind after smartphones are tossed in the discard pile Old Smartphones Leave Tons Of Data For Digital Dumpster Divers – Dark Reading. A recent exploration made by a digital forensics … Continue reading

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Pocket Guide To Securing Mobile Devices – Dark Reading

With workers bringing their own smartphones and tablets into the company, IT security needs to focus on creating a more secure environment, not on securing each device –Pocket Guide To Securing Mobile Devices – Dark Reading.

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Researchers lock down Android to keep data from walking out the door

A team of Virginia Tech researchers have modified the Android OS to add a location-based policy system that uses Bluetooth and NFC to authenticate where a smartphone is and keep phone users from taking sensitive data out the door with … Continue reading

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Mobile Workforce Creates IT Security Headaches

With 67% of workers indicating they use mobile or wireless computing and 58% of companies viewing themselves as virtual (Telework Coalition report), you have a growing headache for IT managers trying to protect corporate assets. Read More  (Kensington Bookmark/Share)

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HTC Android ‘massive security’ flaw leaks private info like a sieve – Computerworld

The Android Police blog reported on a “massive security vulnerability in HTC Android devices.” How bad is it? Pretty bad if you value your privacy; any application that has permission to access the Internet can also gain almost all data on the mobile … Continue reading

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Android Passwords are stored in plain text on Disk ~ THN

“The password for email accounts is stored into the SQLite DB which in turn stores it on the phone’s file system in plain text.Encrypting or at least transforming the password would be desirable.”… Read More Android Passwords are stored in … Continue reading

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Smartphone Hack Highlights More GSM Woes – Darkreading

Smartphone Hack Highlights More GSM Woes – Darkreading. A European researcher today showed how bugs he has discovered in the baseband chipset firmware of iPhone and Android smartphones could be exploited to ultimately take control of these devices.

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Android Trojan with botnet capabilities found in the wild

Android Trojan with botnet capabilities found in the wild.

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