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LTE: The need for speed opens up security potholes

Mobile operators' deployment of high-speed 4G LTE networks has opened the door to security threats because of vulnerabilities inherent in the all IP architecture, warns Stephane Teral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research

Mobility, BYOD spurs $4.5B mobile security market

Fueled by enterprise mobility and the increasing BYOD trend, the mobile security market is forecast by Visiongain to be $4.5 billion this year.

Spotlight: New Android bug could 'brick' devices

A new Android bug could cause Android smartphones and tablets to get stuck in an "endless reboot loop," effectively turning the device into a brick, warn Trend Micro researchers

Cybercrime black and gray markets are flourishing, warns RAND

Expanding black and gray markets for computer hacking tools, services and spoils of cybercrime, such as stolen credit card numbers, are expanding, creating an increasing threat to businesses, governments and individuals, according to a new RAND study sponsored by Juniper Networks

Infographic: BYOD, cloud opens firms up to data breaches

As enterprises increasingly adopt mobile and cloud technologies, they are opening themselves up to greater risks of fraud, theft and data breaches.

More iOS 7 security flaws uncovered by researchers

Shortly after Apple plugged 41 security holes with its iOS 7.1 update, researchers from Azimuth Security have found additional security weaknesses in iOS 7 that could enable an attacker to circumvent measures used by Apple to thwart against the operating system's kernel, according to a report by CSO.

Spotlight: Android version of WhatsApp chat log vulnerable to hackers

The Android version of WhatsApp--the instant messaging firm being acquired by Facebook for $16 billion--has a security flaw that leaves chat histories open to theft and decryption by malicious apps installed on the same smartphone, warns an article in  Ars Technica. 

'Dark web' behind massive retailer breaches, says McAfee

The "dark web" malware industry is behind the growing attacks on point-of-sale systems operated by leading retailers, including the high profile attack against Target, says McAfee Labs.

Mobile apps, mixed business-personal device use fueling enterprise demand for mobile security products

A majority of enterprises surveyed by Infonetics Research said that they are deploying mobile device security products in order to "effectively handle mobile application control and mixed personal and business use."

Mobile security is not my problem, say workers

I saw a disturbing survey today that was carried out by Vision Critical on behalf of security firm Absolute Software. The survey finds that one-quarter of enterprise workers do not think that data security is their responsibility and that they should face no punishment if they lose sensitive corporate data.