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Most BYOD firms are clueless about common mobile security threats

While four-fifth of employers allow their employees to bring their own devices to work, two-thirds cannot identify common mobile security threats, such as malware infection on devices or installation of unwanted apps.

New McAfee feature keeps spyware, adware off phones

Riding a wave of heightened concern about the security of data transmitted over smartphones and tablets, McAfee unveiled an upgraded version of its mobile security software, which provides

Keylogger tracks typing on smartphones, tablets

By analyzing the pitch, yaw and roll paths during onscreen keyboard input, two security researchers from the University of California, Davis have put together a keylogger that relies on nothing more

Low-level malware worries security professionals the most, says report

A survey of over 1,600 IT administrators and professionals that includes managers and C-level executives found that 55 percent consider "traditional" threats of malware and spyware to be the main

Peeping computer repairman is cautionary tale for outsourcing maintenance

A computer repair tech has been arrested for spying on women undressing and showering, via software he installed on the Mac laptops he repaired. The twist is that 20-year-old Trevor Harwell allegedly

Webcam spying allegation highlights dangers of spyware

A lawsuit has been filed against Aaron's, a nationwide chain that rents furniture and other equipment, alleging that the company knowingly installed software that allowed the company to spy on the

Symantec: Rogue Android app runs up SMS bills

Symantec is spreading the news about a rogue Android app that has been compromised by hackers and is designed to run up expensive texting bills before the user realizes it. Vikram Thakur, a principal

McAfee: 2010 saw steady growth in mobile malware

McAfee's latest threat report reveals a steady increase in threats to mobile platforms as the number of new pieces of mobile malware grew by 46 percent in 2010. The report also revealed 20 million

FTC settles suit with spyware vendor

The two-year-old lawsuit filed by the FTC against Cyber Spy Software has drawn to a close. With new conditions imposed, the company is now allowed to sell its RemoteSpy product, which basically

PeerBlock helps you surf the web in secret

PeerBlock is a free application that blocks off a selective host that is known to be serving spyware or advertisements that you do not appreciate. Personally, I think of this as a decidedly low-tech