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Google to phase out passwords for Android apps

Google announced a plan to phase out traditional passwords for Android apps and replace them with newly developed "trust scores" at a developer's panel Friday at Google's I/O, reported Android Authority.

IoT growth fueling venture funding for cyber-physical security startups

Fueled by growth in the Internet of Things, venture capital investment in cyber-physical security startups is forecast by Lux Research to reach $400 million in 2016, after rising 78 percent year over year to $228 million in 2015.

Malware attacks targeting iOS are on the rise, says Check Point

Malware attacks targeting Apple's iOS devices are on the rise, warned Check Point in its latest Threat Index released Tuesday.

Feds finally probe broken Android security update 'process'

U.S. federal agencies are belatedly looking into the broken security environment of Android devices.

Judge puts finger on justice vs. privacy debate

The Los Angeles Times reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged gang member to press her finger against an iPhone seized from a Glendale, California, home in order to gain access to data of interest in the criminal investigation.

Enterprises beware: 6 security vulnerabilities uncovered in Apple App Store in past 7 months

Enterprises can no longer rely on Apple's vetting process for its App Store because six major security vulnerabilities have been uncovered in the store over the past seven months, according to Appthority's latest Enterprise Mobile Threat Report released Wednesday.

Exploit in Waze app lets hackers track users' locations

A major security flaw that lets hackers track the movements of Waze users is still active, despite the navigation app supposedly fixing the vulnerability in a January update. And this type of vulnerability could be exploited in other types of apps.

Gartner: IoT security spending will lag far behind cyberattacks targeting enterprise IoT devices

By 2020, more than 25 percent of identified cyberattacks in enterprises will involve the Internet of Things, but IoT security will account for less than 10 percent of IT security budgets, warns market research firm Gartner.

Infographic: Chaotic supply chain leads to security vulnerabilities in automotive software

The supply chain for automotive software is complex and poorly integrating, opening up that software to numerous security vulnerabilities, warned an infographic prepared by Parasoft.

Apple caves to US law enforcement device data demands most of the time

While Apple fought tooth and nail over complying with a court order to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, Cupertino has been much more accommodating when it comes to less publicized law enforcement requests to hand over customer data stored on devices.