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G DATA unveils secure messaging app based on elliptic curve cryptography

German antivirus firm G DATA released on Thursday its security messaging application, Secure Chat, which uses elliptic curve cryptography to provide secure communications on Android phones.

Trustwave rides the mobile security wave with new cloud-based platform

Endpoint security firm Trustwave is expanding its presence in the mobile security space with the launch Wednesday of its new cloud-based Secure Mobility Platform. The platform is designed to protect and defend enterprise mobile devices, particularly those used for point-of-sale transactions.

InvizBox unveils Go prototype that provides mobile users a VPN over public Wi-Fi

To help calm IT security fears about public Wi-Fi, startup InvizBox unveiled a prototype device that sets up a secure connection, either through a virtual private network connection or connection to the Tor network, for employees or anyone else using public Wi-Fi.

Cotap adds encrypted voice, video calling to its enterprise messaging app

Enterprise mobile messaging startup Cotap launched on Wednesday end-to-end encrypted voice and video calling over Wi-Fi and cellular networks for users of its app.

Employees gamble with security when they download mobile gambling apps

The average global enterprise has multiple, often risky, gambling apps installed in its mobile environment, according to an analysis by app security firm Veracode.

New Android malware samples could set record this year, predicts G Data

The influx of Android devices into the corporate environment raises concerns among IT security pros because of the shaky security reputation that the Android OS has. Those concerns will not be eased by a report released on Tuesday by antivirus firm G Data.

KeyRaider steals more than 225,000 Apple accounts from jailbroken iPhones

The recently-discovered KeyRaider malware harvested more than 225,000 login credentials by targeting jailbroken iPhones, making it the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware, according to researchers from Palo Alto Networks.

Telefonica, TeleSign partner on mobile identity services for enterprises

Spanish telecom provider Telefonica and mobile identity firm TeleSign are partnering to offer enterprises and service providers a suite of services to address mobile authentication and fraud prevention.

Foggy Bottom is not the only place with murky security practices

A survey of more than 1,000 federal workers by mobile security firm Lookout found that nearly 40 percent of respondents ignore policies prohibiting mobile device use, putting sensitive data at risk.

Android lock patterns are not necessarily more secure than passwords, researcher finds

Android lock patterns, which Google introduced as an alternative to passwords, are not necessarily harder to guess or more secure than passwords.