Mobile Security

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

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. 

'Dark web' behind massive retailer breaches, says McAfee

The "dark web" malware industry is behind the growing attacks on point-of-sale systems operated by leading retailers, including the high profile attack against Target, says McAfee Labs.

Mobile apps, mixed business-personal device use fueling enterprise demand for mobile security products

A majority of enterprises surveyed by Infonetics Research said that they are deploying mobile device security products in order to "effectively handle mobile application control and mixed personal and business use."

Mobile security is not my problem, say workers

I saw a disturbing survey today that was carried out by Vision Critical on behalf of security firm Absolute Software. The survey finds that one-quarter of enterprise workers do not think that data security is their responsibility and that they should face no punishment if they lose sensitive corporate data.

Is the security perimeter gone? IT execs weigh in

SAN FRANCISCO--Is there an enterprise security perimeter anymore? That was one of the questions tackled by a panel of CISOs and IT execs at the RSA Conference last week.

Mobile device use for financial transactions to spur red hot mobile biometrics market

The worldwide mobile biometrics market is forecast by TechNavio to surge at a 157 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, fueled by the increasing use of mobile devices for financial transactions.

Virtual appliances displace hardware in enterprise network security

Virtual security appliances are displacing security hardware in the enterprise network, concludes Michela Menting, ABI Research's senior analyst in cybersecurity.

IT leaders indifferent to unknown threats generated by mobile, cloud technology

IT leaders are not concerned about unknown security threats generated by BYOD, mobility, cloud computing and Internet usage, according to a survey of 1,440 global IT leaders by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Dell.

Cloud, BYOD to boost demand for strong authentication products

Cloud and BYOD are fueling demand for strong authentication and one-time password products. This demand is expected to boost the market for these products by nearly seven percent per year to $2.2 billion in 2018, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

More than two-thirds of Androids susceptible to exploit that can give attacker control of device

As Android devices make their way into the enterprise through BYOD, vulnerabilities in the operating system become more of an IT security threat.