The number of financial malware attacks against Android devices more than tripled last year, topping 2.3 million, according to a new report by Kaspersky Lab.
Malware often provides a backdoor into a mobile device that an attacker can exploit. When a user brings his or her personal device into the workplace, that backdoor can then lead to the corporate network.
Attackers are launching phishing attacks against victims of iPhone and iPad theft to track victims into supplying iCloud log-in credentials, according to security firm Symantec.
Despite proclaiming in the fall that its Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system would enable full disk encryption by default, Android smartphones are now shipping from manufacturers without encryption by default, reported Ars Technica.
Qualcomm today announced a biometric sensor it developed that can read the 3D characteristics of fingerprints through a phone's display, according to a release from the company. The tech could be a potential boon for an IT security market clamoring for sensitive and scalable biometrics.
More and more enterprises begin to deploy Internet of Things devices and platforms to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Yet these same IoT objects can open up the enterprise to security threats, with every device becoming a potential entry point for attackers.
Alohar Mobile has received a patent for a system that would use the sensors in mobile phones to create a "fingerprint" of the way you walk, using the data for authentication purposes.
BYOD can be a boon for employee productivity and satisfaction, but it can be a bust for IT departments struggling to protect the corporate network from risks introduced by all of the BYOD devices.
An attacker could exploit security holes in Google Play and Android Web browsers to gain remote control of Android smartphones, warned Tod Beardsley with security firm Rapid7.
Researchers uncover new iOS spyware designed to attack non-jailbroken iOS devices to record audio, take screen shots, and steal personal data.