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Android security bug could enable attacker to replace legitimate app with malware

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.

This big source of malware on BYOD devices might surprise you

There is no substitute for strong policies and stronger technology when it comes to BYOD security.

PoSeidon is the latest in a long line of POS malware strains

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.

Mobile apps are next focal point for corporate hackers, Veracode says

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.

Fear the Droid: 8 IT security risks posed by Android

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.

The corporate spy on your phone

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.

Marriage of ransomware and bitcoins is no honeymoon for targeted firms

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.

How hackers could target your storage drives to create a pervasive backdoor

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.

Spotlight: Cybercriminals stole $1B from 100 banks, says Kaspersky

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.

Mobile malware threats to firms that permit BYOD on the rise

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.