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Lookout will intercept privacy-invading mobile ad networks, apps

www.computerworld.com
Mobile security vendor Lookout plans to start flagging as adware mobile apps that use aggressive ad networks if they don't obtain explicit consent from users before engaging in behavior that potentially invades privacy....
Lookout will intercept privacy-invading mobile ad networks, apps

Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners

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Facebook is stepping up its security focus to better protect users from malicious links and malware. The social networking giant on Tuesday announced seven new additions to the its Antivirus Marketplace. The new security partners include Avast, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Total Defense, and Webroot. Those companies join existing partners...
Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners

Samsung outs SAFE with Knox, details plans to secure the enterprise Galaxy (hands-on)

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BlackBerry has Balance, and no more than a month after the company once known as Research in Motion debuted its first BB 10 handset, Samsung has a dual-workspace solution of its own: SAFE with Knox. Unlike SAFE, which stands for Samsung for Enterprise, Knox, which was named for the...
Samsung outs SAFE with Knox, details plans to secure the enterprise Galaxy (hands-on)
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Lookout Shows Just How Easy It Is to Hack a Phone (And How You Can Prevent It)

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If you think that only computers can be infected with malicious software, think again. Today at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference in New York, mobile security provider Lookout demonstrated just how easy it is to hack into a phone and offered up some tips on how to protect yourself....
Lookout Shows Just How Easy It Is to Hack a Phone (And How You Can Prevent It)
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McAfee rolling out new security, privacy options for mobile devices

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One of the primary goals of McAfee’s new mobile security solutions is to provide further support (and reassurance) for the bring-your-own-device to work trend....
McAfee rolling out new security, privacy options for mobile devices
Just how smart is your smartphone security strategy?

Sponsor post: Tech Career Expo and DevJam: during Google I/O, June 28–29

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More than 30 leading tech companies are recruiting top talent at the Tech Career Expo and DevJam, June 28–29 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Running concurrently with Google I/O, Google’s developer conference, Tech Career Expo provides employers the opportunity to recruit top talent and job seekers access to the most...
Sponsor post: Tech Career Expo and DevJam: during Google I/O, June 28–29
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Symantec may have identified a botnet string of Android apps

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Symantec claims to have found a string of “malicious” applications in the Android app store that resemble botnets. According to a blog post by the company, these applications are pushing out a type of malware called Android.Counterclank, which is said to be related to a botnet-like virus called Android.Tonclank....
Symantec may have identified a botnet string of Android apps
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Lookout's Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries

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Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is upgrading its mobile security app for Android phones today. The new version includes a sleeker management console, as well as a nifty feature in case your phone is lost and is losing battery life. For background,...
Lookout's Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries
BYOD Without Big Brother: Mobilisafe Debuts Real-Time Mobile Risk Management Solution
T-Mobile Android phones to come with Lookout Mobile pre-installed

LinkedIn's app transmits user data without their knowledge

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iOS app collects users' calendar data and transmits it to the networking company's servers, without revealing the transmission to members, two mobile security researchers discover. [Read more]...
LinkedIn's app transmits user data without their knowledge
Carriers and developers feed on growing Android security fears -- but are they real?
Android malware infections found to have tripled in 2012

LoJack for Android to be embedded in Samsung Galaxy S4's firmware

www.engadget.com
Since the Galaxy S4's launch, Samsung's been eager to make security one of the device's stronger selling points. Through its partnershup with Absolute Software, makers of LoJack for Laptops, Samsung will soon embed a theft recovery system right into the the phone's firmware. LoJack for Android smartphones, launching exclusively...
LoJack for Android to be embedded in Samsung Galaxy S4's firmware

Apple's AuthenTec Buy Shows Needed Focus on Mobile Security

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We need stronger security for mobile devices as we begin to make payments by smartphone, or connect on the go to the company network....
Apple's AuthenTec Buy Shows Needed Focus on Mobile Security

Apple buys mobile security company Authentec Inc for $365 million

thenextweb.com
Mobile security company Authentec Inc. announced this morning that it has been acquired by Apple for $8 a share, which equates to $365 million. From Authentec Inc’s website: AuthenTec is a leading provider of mobile and network security. Our diverse product and technology offering helps protect individuals and organizations through secure...
Apple buys mobile security company Authentec Inc for $365 million

Lookout's Signal Flare Finds Your Lost Phone Even When It's Dying

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Today, Lookout, makers of the Lookout Mobile Security app for smartphones, released a new feature for iPhone users that will help locate a phone even when the battery is dead. Dubbed Signal Flare, the tool automatically records your phone’s location when your handset’s battery is low. Users will then be...
Lookout's Signal Flare Finds Your Lost Phone Even When It's Dying

Free Ride

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Those NFC phones are kind of really easy to use. So it just lowers the bar for people who want to commit fraud to a very, very low level. –Postdoctoral researcher Collin Mulliner, on the hack used by two mobile security researchers to get free rides out of the SF...
Free Ride

Boot up: Security firm backtracks on Android malware claims, Facebook's $3bn mystery, and more

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Plus Windows Phone 8 feature list, and Henry Blodget asks: is Facebook worth $100bn?A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSymantec recants Android malware claims >> ComputerworldFollowing from last week...Symantec has backtracked from assertions last week that 13 Android apps distributed...
Boot up: Security firm backtracks on Android malware claims, Facebook's $3bn mystery, and more

T-Mobile beefs up Android security with malware protection

news.cnet.com
The carrier partners with mobile security company Lookout to preload free malware- and virus-protection software into select Android devices. [Read more]...
T-Mobile beefs up Android security with malware protection

ARM Venture Aims to Strengthen Mobile Security

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U.K. microchip designer ARM Holdings launched a new joint venture business aimed at beefing up security on smartphones and tablets....
ARM Venture Aims to Strengthen Mobile Security
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