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Yahoo's new 'simple' log-in process might not be so secure

Yahoo's new way to log in is far from secure. That is the warning of security researcher Graham Cluley.

Spotlight: Black Box can brute force iPhone PIN

Black Box, a robotic "PIN typing" device that uses a USB connection to inject screen taps virtually, can be used to brute force iPhone PINs, warned security researcher Paul Ducklin on the NakedSecurity blog

Angela Merkel's secure phone technology coming to U.S.

SecureSmart, the company that secures German Chanceller Angela Merkel's cell phone, showed off a new tablet offering at CeBit and said its offerings will soon come to the U.S. 

Google plugs two vulnerabilities that could enable an attack to gain control of an Android device

Google has fixed two critical integer overflow vulnerabilities in Android 5.1 Lollipop that an attacker could exploit to gain control of an Android device, reported SecurityWeek.

IBM uncovers security hole in Dropbox SDK for Android

This week, an IBM security researcher revealed that a vulnerability in the Dropbox software development kit for Android could allow an attacker to redirect saved data to a different account.

Spotlight: Dell beefs up its endpoint security suite

Dell announced on Tuesday that it is beefing up its endpoint security suite to stop malware attacks, secure data and meet compliance requirements for corporate devices.

Financial malware attacks against Android devices tripled last year, says Kaspersky

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.

The corporate spy on your phone

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 take advantage of theft victims to get iCloud login credentials

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.

Shhh! Maybe no one will notice that Android Lollipop devices don't have encryption by default

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.