Android's poor security reputation won't be helped by the recent revelation of vulnerability in the Android OS that could enable attackers to hijack the installation of the Android Package File app and gain control of the device.
There is no substitute for strong policies and stronger technology when it comes to BYOD security.
Point-of-sale systems have become the Achilles heel of retailers, exploited by hackers of Target, Kmart, Home Depot and others to steal valuable credit and debit card data.
The average large enterprise hosts more than 2,000 unsafe mobile apps on its network, a security oversight that opens up the potential for cyber attacks, data breaches and more, according to analytics released Wednesday from a mobile app vetting provider.
For enterprises that allow BYOD but don't have a security platform for Android devices, security risks abound. InformationWeek has identified eight Android security issues that IT should be concerned about.
Malware often provides a backdoor into a mobile device that an attacker can exploit. When a user brings his or her personal device into the workplace, that backdoor can then lead to the corporate network.
The rising popularity of the malware known as ransomware is targeting small- to mid-sized businesses and organizations who lack sophisticated enterprise security infrastructures. And some of these hackers are increasingly asking for ransoms in bitcoin, rather than cash, to make the ransom difficult to trace.
The recent revelation of a NSA-created spyware that targets hard drives has thrown open Pandora's box on a new attack vector. Here are some facts that CIOs and security managers should know about the threat.
Cybercriminals were able to steal as much as $1 billion from around 100 banks in Russia, Ukraine, China, Germany and the United States over a two-year period, according to researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab.
BYOD can be a boon for employee productivity and satisfaction, but it can be a bust for IT departments struggling to protect the corporate network from risks introduced by all of the BYOD devices.