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Mobile devices are weakest link in large enterprise security, survey finds

Two-thirds of large enterprises believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their security framework, according to a survey by Loudhouse Research on behalf of enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry.

Spotlight: WhatsApp adds encryption feature for Android users

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service acquired by Facebook for $22 billion, has added end-to-end encryption for some mobile users, reports Threatpost.

'Masque' attack replaces legitimate iOS apps with data-stealing imposters, warns FireEye

The "Masque" attack could replace legitimate iOS apps with malware-laden apps, resulting in possible theft of passwords, emails and other sensitive data, warns security firm FireEye.

News Scan: New job studies paint a brighter IT hiring picture; More organizations worry about mobile security breaches; More

The top news stories for Nov. 10, 2014.

Mobile security market to increase 25% per year, fueled by increasing threats

Mobile device security software market is forecast by Infonetics Research to increase at a 25 percent compound annual growth rate, topping $4 billion by 2018. This growth will be fueled increasing number of threats to mobile devices, particularly those running Android.

Mobile apps present a 'huge attack surface' for hackers looking to steal corporate data, warns Veracode CTO

Mobile apps present a "huge attack surface" for hackers looking to steal corporate data, notes Chris Wysopal, co-founder and chief technology officer at a session at the Advanced Cyber Security Center's annual conference.

Taking action 'left of boom'

On Wednesday, I'll be heading to the annual conference of the Advanced Cyber Security Center being held in Boston. The theme of the conference is "Left of Boom: How and Where to Invest Across the Kill Chain." Check Thursday's ediction of FierceITSecurity for coverage.

Apple Pay rival CurrentC hacked

CurrentC, the retailer-based mobile payment system competing with Apple Pay and Google Wallet, was hacked by unauthorized third parties this week, AppleInsider reports.

Enterprises will move from perimeter defense to risk-based security, says Gartner

Enterprises will increasingly move toward risk-based security and away from the mirage of achieving a 100 percent secured environment through perimeter defense, judges Gartner.

Android takes the lion's share of increasingly mobile malware attacks

A staggering 98 percent of all malware attacks between August 2013 and July 2014 targeted users of Android devices, according to the Mobile Cyber Threats report prepared by Kaspersky Lab and Interpol.