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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.

Apple fixes a staggering 71 security holes in its latest iOS update

Apple devices are popular with enterprises because of their reputation for rock-solid security. Yet, Apple had to plug a staggering 71 security holes in its latest update to its mobile operating system.

IT security pros more worried about endpoint security than cloud or network security

While many IT security pros fret about moving sensitive corporate data to the cloud, a recent survey IT security pros at last week's Black Hat security conference found that they are more worried about endpoint security risks.

HTC stored user fingerprints in unencrypted, unprotected folder

The fingerprint data for HTC's One Max smartphone was stored as a bitmap file "in plaintext and in a world-readable place" with permissions that made it accessible from other apps, according to FireEye researchers.

Hundreds of millions of Android devices could be hijacked through remote support tool

Attackers could gain unrestricted access to hundreds of millions of Android devices made by major manufacturers by exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the architecture of mobile remote support tools, mobile threat researchers from Check Point Software Technologies told an audience here Thursday at the BlackHat security conference.

Zero-day vulnerabilities on the rise, says Secunia

Fifteen zero-day vulnerabilities have been discovered so far in 2015, all of them in Adobe and Microsoft products, according to a report released by security firm Secunia on Thursday at BlackHat.

Android takes another blow

A researcher from Trend Micro reported a flaw in more than half of Android smartphones that an attacker could exploit to render an Android phone "apparently dead – silent, unable to make calls, with a lifeless screen."

Low-end cellphone can be used to hack highly sensitive air-gapped systems, according to researchers

Security researchers in Israel have developed a method that bypasses air-gapped computer security by using a low-end mobile phone.