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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.

Survey: 1 in 10 people store PINs in plain text on mobile devices

A disturbingly large portion of individuals, particularly young adults, are storing PINs for credit or debit cards and online passwords in plaintext on smartphones, laptops and tablets, a survey conducted by Equifax and Gorkana found.

UL releases new IoT security standard, but transparency is lacking

Safety standards company UL, formerly Underwriters Labs, has a new cybersecurity standard for the Internet of Things, but the firm is refusing to freely share information about it.

Dispel targets enterprises with broader privacy-as-a-service offering

Dispel announced Thursday that it has broadened access to its privacy-as-a-service offering to Android devices and Linux operating systems with an eye toward the enterprise market.

Epic battle of privacy versus justice ends with a whimper

So the epic battle between Apple/privacy and FBI/justice has ended. There will be no storming of Apple's Cupertino headquarters by jackbooted FBI agents, no walk of shame for Apple CEO Tim Cook in handcuffs.

Mobility poses the biggest threat to small and medium-sized firms, survey finds

Small and medium-sized companies see mobility as the technology that poses the greatest security concern for them, according to a survey of IT pros by smart card management systems provider Versasec.

IoT device makers need to incorporate security early on, says Gemalto's Hart

As Internet of Things device makers and service providers rush to deploy and connect IoT devices, the security risks associated with these devices are proliferating, warns Jason Hart, chief technology officer of cloud solutions and data protection for digital security firm Gemalto.