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Android Fake ID flaw increases BYOD risks

The Android Fake ID flaw could open up enterprises that allow BYOD to malware that impersonate trusted apps, steal confidential information and fool mobile device management software.

Research project Cider brings iOS apps to Android

Six PhD students at Columbia University's Department of Computer Science have taken the wraps off Project Cider, which they bill as an "OS compatibility architecture" that allows iOS apps to run on an Android device. The team released a proof-of-concept video that shows iOS apps such as Apple's iBooks running on a Nexus 7 tablet.

News Scan: Riskiest mobile apps; Ambient intelligence coming; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for March 18, including what apps are the riskiest to use, the future of ambient intelligence, the incoming boom for the mobile wallet market, how CMOs plan to use mobile to reach their audience and what the entertainment industry plans to use location-based marketing for.

Researcher: WhatsApp database on Android devices can be stolen

A researcher has highlighted a potential privacy issue in the Android version of the messaging service WhatsApp. In a blog post earlier this week, Bas Bosschert, a consultant and CTO of startup Doublethink detailed a proof and concept in which he was able to access and decrypt the WhatsApp database containing archived chat messages.

Android fragmentation challenges enterprises, app developers and manufacturers

The fragmentation of the Android ecosystem not only challenges enterprises confronting BYOD and app developers creating apps that work across all Android devices, but also handset manufacturers trying to retain customers.

Non-official mobile app stores are security sieves, says Arxan

Mobile app security continues to be the bane of CISOs' existence, and a recent study conducted by mobile app security firm Arxan will do nothing to ease their security woes.

Symantec uncovers 1,200 malicious apps on Google Play this year

Since the beginning of the year, security firm Symantec has uncovered more than 1,200 malicious apps deployed by Japanese one-click fraudsters in the Google Play store, related Symantec researcher Joji Hamada in a blog.

Microsoft beefs up app security, while Android users continue to be exposed

Microsoft is beefing up the security updating process for apps on its Windows Store, the app marketplace for tablets and computers running Windows 8 and Windows RT.

1 million high-risk Android apps will enter the enterprise this year, says Infonetics

Roughly one million malicious or high-risk Android apps are expected to be introduced into the enterprise this year, according to an Infonetics Research's mobile security report, which was based on a survey of decision makers at 103 medium and large enterprises in North America.

ABI: Mobile app storefronts have distributed 81 billion apps so far

Mobile app storefronts have distributed a cumulative total of 81 billion apps for smartphones and tablets as of end-September, with 89 percent of those apps being downloaded from native storefronts that come with the device's operating system, according to the latest research from ABI Research.