While BYOD has increased the productivity of today's workers, it has also introduced a range of security threats, such as malware, direct attacks, data loss or theft and social engineering.
Enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly adopting mobility. However, few of those firms have a clear strategy of how to use mobile devices effectively in the workplace, a survey by IDC finds.
Now that Amazon has decided to compete with Square and PayPal in the mobile payments market, does that mean mobile payments, after sputtering for years, is set to take off? Yes, says Alberto Jimenez, director of mobile payments at IBM.
Apple's iPhone may be most vulnerable to malware when connected to a computer, according to IDG News Service.
It's easy to dismiss beacon technology as a gimmick, but even if the idea never takes off for consumers there are still plenty of practical applications at the enterprise level that make it a niche worth watching.
Read the hottest MobileIT news for Wednesday, August 13, including what's more to rugged tech development, Nvidia's detail release on Project Denver, advice for T-Mobile to take Illiad seriously, Lookout Mobile Security's eyes on the enterprise and SeaWorld's CIO on mobile app development.
Security firm Gamma Group recently ran a test of all the major mobile phone platforms to see if its surveillance software, FinSpy, could tunnel in and wreak havoc on smartphones without being blocked or detected. According to an allegedly leaked document, the only platform that withstood the attack was Apple iOS--as long as it wasn't jailbroken.
IT managers find iOS devices attractive both because of their functionality and their rock-solid reputation for security. However, while it is difficult, the latest version of iOS can be successfully hacked and jailbroken, explained Georgia Tech researchers at the Black Hat conference.
Mobile broadband modems, used by business travelers and others to get 4G speeds on their laptops, are vulnerable to web-based attack, warned Andreas Lindh, security analyst with ISecure Sweden, during a session at the Black Hat security conference.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, August 6, including the partial truce called by Apple and Samsung in the patent wars, T-Mobile US considers Iliad's offer "dead-on-arrival", Timex enters smartwatch market, Re/code predicts iPhone 6 release on Sept. 6 and DOT's opinion on cellphone use in planes.