The recently launched mobile app Yo, which allows users to send the word "Yo" to friends' smartphones, was hacked by three students from Georgia Tech University, TechCrunch reports.
Two-thirds of employees who have personal smartphones admit to accessing corporate data from those devices, and 20 percent of those admit to doing so even though there was a company policy prohibiting BYOD, according to data in an infographic compiled by cloud and mobile security firm Bitglass.
In a plot right out of a crime thriller, Nokia put millions of euros in a bag and left it at a parking lot near an amusement park as ransom to stop the release of the encryption key for its Symbian-based smartphones in 2007, MTV News in Finland reports.
Take your pick: Apple iOS or Android. Either one is a risky proposition, but they expose users to different security threats, a new study finds.
As enterprises increasingly adopt technologies prevalent in the consumer marketplace, security pros will need to adapt along with their organizations or look for another line of work.
It's been a year since whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the top-secret programs he brought to light, became part of our everyday news and vocabulary. As we reach this one-year anniversary, FierceITSecurity has compiled a timeline of some of the key events (including links to documents and articles) from the past year.
As the focus of endpoint breaches will shift from PCs and laptops to tablets and smartphones, three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of a misconfigured mobile app by 2017, predicts Gartner.
There are five top security "game changers" that are going to "break the way we are doing security" and force IT security pros to "do things differently," explained John Pescatore, director of the SANS Institute, during a presentation at the SANS Security Leadership Summit being held here this week.
Mobile security company Lookout discovered five apps on the Google Play market that provided more than the "beating heart" and "epic smoke" wallpapers they advertised. Hidden beneath the animated veneer was malware that forced the user's smartphone to download Bitcoins, which were then transferred to proxy accounts.
The mobile device security market, which totaled $1.3 billion in revenue for 2013, is forecast by Infonetics Research to total $3.4 billion in 2018.