The Android.Lockdroid.E ransomware uses Google's design principles and an open-source project against users, warned Symantec security researcher Dinesh Venkatesan in a blog post.
AT&T and IBM are teaming to give enterprises tools to secure mobile devices, apps, connectivity and data using IBM's cloud infrastructure.
A recent study that IDG Research Services conducted on behalf of mobile security firm Lookout will do little to ease those security concerns. In fact, 74 percent of 100 IT leaders polled said their company had experienced data breaches because of a mobile security issue.
German antivirus firm G DATA released on Thursday its security messaging application, Secure Chat, which uses elliptic curve cryptography to provide secure communications on Android phones.
Endpoint security firm Trustwave is expanding its presence in the mobile security space with the launch Wednesday of its new cloud-based Secure Mobility Platform. The platform is designed to protect and defend enterprise mobile devices, particularly those used for point-of-sale transactions.
To help calm IT security fears about public Wi-Fi, startup InvizBox unveiled a prototype device that sets up a secure connection, either through a virtual private network connection or connection to the Tor network, for employees or anyone else using public Wi-Fi.
In the aftermath of the highly publicized hack of a Jeep Cherokee by security researchers, Intel has launched an automotive security review board that will focus on research to improve connected car security.
Lost in the noise of Apple's launch of iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and Apple TV was the unveiling of Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 9, which will be available as a free update on Sept. 16. While there are a number of enhancements aimed at usability and "multitasking," there are also security improvements that should prove attractive to companies implementing corporate-owned and BYOD programs.
Enterprise mobile messaging startup Cotap launched on Wednesday end-to-end encrypted voice and video calling over Wi-Fi and cellular networks for users of its app.
The average global enterprise has multiple, often risky, gambling apps installed in its mobile environment, according to an analysis by app security firm Veracode.