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Spotlight: Apple fixes bug that enabled pranksters to restart iPhones by spending a specific text message

With its latest iOS 8.4 update Apple has fixed the bug that enabled people to send text messages with specific Unicode characters that caused iPhones to restart, reported The Mac Security Blog.

More than one-quarter of companies still do not support BYOD

Despite the increasing move to enterprise mobility, more than one-quarter of companies do not support a BYOD program, according to a survey of 418 IT pros by IT managed services provider CompuCom.

OnePlus unveils fingerprint sensor for its latest smartphone that's 'faster than Touch ID'

Mobile security is an ongoing IT concern when it comes to BYOD, while convenience is a priority for users. To address both of these concerns, Chinese firm OnePlus has added a fingerprint sensor to its Android-based OnePlus 2 smartphone that it claims is faster than Apple's Touch ID.

IoT: With great connectivity comes great insecurity

The more things are connected to the Internet, the more opportunity there is for these things to get hacked, cautioned Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst of Technalysis Research.

Mobile apps are a certainty, so your security needs to be too

Across all industries, rare is the organization that doesn't rely in some form on mobile apps. Whether mobile apps are used on the client-facing side, for internal processes, personal apps employed through shadow IT, or any other use case, there is likely some kind of mobile computing happening at all times in the enterprise.

Mobile authentication drives facial recognition demand in near term, says Tractica

Mobile authentication will drive demand for facial recognition technology in the near term, according to market research firm Tractica.

Spotlight: Microsoft adds threat analytics, document tracking to EMS

Microsoft is adding advanced threat analytics to its Enterprise Mobility Suite, according to a report by ZDNet.

Feds propose rule regarding data collection under corporate wellness programs

As more companies use wearables as part of their wellness programs, the federal government is raising concerns about how companies use the health-related data collected by those devices.

Millions of mobile apps store personal data insecurely in the cloud

Medical and banking mobile apps, as well as other mobile apps, could be at risk from hackers because of a flaw in the way app data is stored in cloud databases, according to researchers at Darmstadt Technology University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Security Information Technology.

Smartwatches dominate enterprise wearable interest, 451 Research found

We've reported that wearables like smartwatches and smartglasses have enterprise potential, and now there are more statistics to back that up.