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FTC okays final orders with Fandango, Credit Karma over mobile app security issues

While hotel chain Wyndham is challenging the FTC's right to take action against firms over IT security lapses, the agency is moving ahead with enforcement efforts, issuing final orders this week settling charges against Fandango and Credit Karma over insecure mobile apps allegations.

MDM vendors come up short on security

While BYOD has increased the productivity of today's workers, it has also introduced a range of security threats, such as malware, direct attacks, data loss or theft and social engineering.

Asia-Pacific firms adopt mobility without clear strategy, says IDC

Enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly adopting mobility. However, few of those firms have a clear strategy of how to use mobile devices effectively in the workplace, a survey by IDC finds.

Why the Blackphone hack at DEF CON was way overhyped

The Blackphone, a smartphone offering encrypted communications (phone calls, browsing, email, text), made headlines at last week's DEF CON conference in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, most of those headlines were inaccurate.

News Scan: More to rugged tech development than meets the eye; Nvidia offers more detail about new 64-bit processor, Denver; more

Read the hottest MobileIT news for Wednesday, August 13, including what's more to rugged tech development, Nvidia's detail release on Project Denver, advice for T-Mobile to take Illiad seriously, Lookout Mobile Security's eyes on the enterprise and SeaWorld's CIO on mobile app development.

Windows tech support scams move onshore

Many early attempts at 'Windows tech support' scams--with a caller telling the victim that their computer is sending out tech support requests--had a lower success rate because U.S. targets were put off by the heavily accented English of offshore scammers.

Like Vegas in August, mobile security is hot at Black Hat

Mobile security is a hot topic at the Black Hat security conference being held this week in Las Vegas. I am here at Black Hat and will be sharing mobile security insights with you in the coming days.

Spotlight: Apple says iPhone 'backdoors' are diagnostic services

Apple is defending the undocumented services resident on iOS devices, which security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski says can be used as a backdoor to sensitive data, as a diagnostic tool for enterprise IT departments, developers and AppleCare service personnel.

Backdoors in iPhones could give NSA, hackers access to sensitive data, says researcher

Apple has inserted backdoors into iPhones that could enable an unauthorized person to harvest pictures, text messages and other sensitive data from the device without the user's knowledge, Jonathan Zdziarski, an iOS jailbreaker and forensic expert, told attendees of the Hope X conference held in New York over the weekend.

Scams that take over smartphones for cryptocurrency mining just not worth it

Scammers who take over smartphone processors can use them to mine for bitcoins, and they can generate a good amount of value too--if they commandeer more than 14 million devices. That's the number of Galaxy S3s needed to mine a single bitcoin in one day, according to a blog post from cybersecurity firm Lookout.