Researchers are warning genuine apps can be easily replaced with fake apps, which can be used to vacuum up a smartphone user's entire store of data.
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Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
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China is high on the list of suspects as President Obama meets with the Chinese premier to discuss, among other things, cybersecurity.
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In addition to security patches, Microsoft releases bug fixes and other small changes every month. November will be a heavy month.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending November 7, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
On Patch Tuesday next week Microsoft will issue a large number of updates, five of them critical. The Windows 10 previews are affected as well.
In Google's study, the firm gets up close and personal with hijackers that target not businesses, not governments, but you.
Researchers say WireLurker can infect installed iOS applications, automate a generation of malicious iOS applications and spread through enterprise provisioning.
The service, using the same engine and signatures as Microsoft's other offerings, is now available to most Azure virtual machines. The software is free, but use of it may cost money.
A new whitepaper from Bitdefender examined victims targeted in 850,000 Facebook scams. It turns out Facebook's user experience makes it easy for scammers to exploit users.
Contactless VISA cards are supposed to have a transaction limit, but there is an easy way around it.
The new SSL/TLS library was built as a response to post-Heartbleed dissatisfaction with OpenSSL. Whether it's as true a plug-in replacement as it claims to be is yet to be determined.
Details are emerging about a serious vulnerability found by a Swedish hacker in Apple's OS X Yosemite, called "Rootpipe." A patch isn't likely to appear until January 2015.
A circuit judge likened police forcing smartphone owners to unlock their device with a fingerprint akin to providing a DNA sample or an actual key.