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Hackers could gain remote control of Android smartphones, warns researcher

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.

Advanced espionage spyware targets iOS devices

Researchers uncover new iOS spyware designed to attack non-jailbroken iOS devices to record audio, take screen shots, and steal personal data.

Verizon beefs up IoT security with managed certificate service

CIOs and IT security pros are concerned about the security risks that millions of Internet of Things devices can pose to their networks and equipment. To address these security concerns, Verizon Enterprise Solutions rolled out last week a managed certificate security service for enterprises to authenticate IoT devices, reported Larry Dignan with ZDNet.

Google adds mobile apps to its bug bounty program

To encourage IT security researches to root out mobile app vulnerabilities, Google is expanding its bug bounty program to include vulnerabilities in mobile apps, wrote Eduardo Vela Nava, security engineer at Google, in a blog post.

Mobile security vendors should deliver customer service with a smile

In the race to get enterprise customers, mobile security vendors can differentiate themselves by offering top-notch customer service, argued Denise Culver in a Light Reading article.

Many connect home-based IoT devices to corporate network despite risks

Employees at critical infrastructure firms are not just connecting their laptops and mobile phones to the corporate network from home, they are also connecting Internet of Things devices residing on their home network to the corporate network.

Spotlight: Researcher uncovers security flaw in Verizon's FiOS service

A security flaw in Verizon's FiOS service exposed email accounts of Verizon customers to hijacking, reports Security Week.

Hackers pre-loading DeathRing on factory-shipped smartphones

Mobile malware known as DeathRing is being pre-loaded on factory-shipped smartphones destined for the Asian and African markets, indicating that the mobile handset supply chain has been compromised.

Employees pose biggest threat to the security of corporate endpoints

Most IT pros surveyed by the Ponemon Institute believe that negligent and careless employees pose the biggest threat to endpoint security in the enterprise.

Spotlight: 60% of Android users are out of luck when it comes to WebView security hole

Google has decided to stop patching vulnerabilities in WebView, which renders webpages on Android devices, for older versions of Android that make up 60 percent of Android devices in use, according to a blog post by Tod Beardsley of Metasploit.