Mobile Security

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Spotlight: NIST offers free mobile app vetting tool

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released this week a free mobile app management vetting tool called AppVet.

HHS slaps $2M in fines on 2 healthcare firms for unencrypted laptop breaches

The Department of Health and Human Services is cracking down on healthcare organizations that fail to encrypt patient data on laptop computers and other mobile devices.

Majority of malicious bot traffic made in the USA

The majority of malicious bot traffic came from the United States last year and nearly half of malicious bot traffic within the U.S. hit sites between 6 pm and 9 pm EST, according to research from Distil Networks.

LTE: The need for speed opens up security potholes

Mobile operators' deployment of high-speed 4G LTE networks has opened the door to security threats because of vulnerabilities inherent in the all IP architecture, warns Stephane Teral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research

Mobility, BYOD spurs $4.5B mobile security market

Fueled by enterprise mobility and the increasing BYOD trend, the mobile security market is forecast by Visiongain to be $4.5 billion this year.

Spotlight: New Android bug could 'brick' devices

A new Android bug could cause Android smartphones and tablets to get stuck in an "endless reboot loop," effectively turning the device into a brick, warn Trend Micro researchers

Cybercrime black and gray markets are flourishing, warns RAND

Expanding black and gray markets for computer hacking tools, services and spoils of cybercrime, such as stolen credit card numbers, are expanding, creating an increasing threat to businesses, governments and individuals, according to a new RAND study sponsored by Juniper Networks

Infographic: BYOD, cloud opens firms up to data breaches

As enterprises increasingly adopt mobile and cloud technologies, they are opening themselves up to greater risks of fraud, theft and data breaches.

More iOS 7 security flaws uncovered by researchers

Shortly after Apple plugged 41 security holes with its iOS 7.1 update, researchers from Azimuth Security have found additional security weaknesses in iOS 7 that could enable an attacker to circumvent measures used by Apple to thwart against the operating system's kernel, according to a report by CSO.

Spotlight: Android version of WhatsApp chat log vulnerable to hackers

The Android version of WhatsApp--the instant messaging firm being acquired by Facebook for $16 billion--has a security flaw that leaves chat histories open to theft and decryption by malicious apps installed on the same smartphone, warns an article in  Ars Technica.