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ZTE confirms Score phone security hole

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ZTE acknowledged today that its Score handset has a security flaw: a hardwired password that allows anyone with knowledge of it to access any handset. As Reuters reports, the company is currently working to patch the phone's vulnerability. Some contend that the security flaw extends to other ZTE models, including...
ZTE confirms Score phone security hole

ARM links with Gemalto, G&D to boost phone security

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Mobile device chipmaker ARM on Tuesday revealed it has partnered with smart card maker Gemalto and German tech firm Giesecke & Devrient to boost smartphone and tablet security on platforms like Android. The idea is to help speed up the development of a security standard for all devices that takes...
ARM links with Gemalto, G&D to boost phone security

Mobile phone security no-brainer: Use a device passcode

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When it comes to smartphone safety, the single most important thing a mobile phone owner can do is lock the device with a unique, four-digit PIN....
Mobile phone security no-brainer: Use a device passcode

Security Firm NQ Mobile Looks to Stem Rising Tide of Mobile Malware

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In 2011 NQ Mobile, China’s biggest mobile-phone security company, found some 25,000 pieces of malware targeted at mobile devices. In 2012 it discovered more than 65,000. A dramatic increase. Terrifying, too when you think about how prominent a role smartphones play in our lives these days. They’re little storehouses of...
Security Firm NQ Mobile Looks to Stem Rising Tide of Mobile Malware

Multi-factor Authentication and the Cloud

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High profile security breaches into cloud-based applications like GMail and Google Apps serve to remind us that when people and companies stores all their information "out there" then security measures are of critical importance. In most cases the security breaches are "front door" attacks where a hacker has exploited a...
Multi-factor Authentication and the Cloud

Facebook roundup: Yahoo, IPO, Windows Phone, security

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Yahoo files more patent claims against Facebook - Yahoo today filed two more advertising-related patent infringement claims against Facebook. Yahoo criticized the social network for purchasing patents specifically as means of retaliation against Yahoo. Facebook responded with the following statement, ”We remain puzzled by Yahoo’s erratic actions. We disagree with these latest...
Facebook roundup: Yahoo, IPO, Windows Phone, security

Takeover may let Apple bring fingerprint security to its iPhone 5

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AuthenTec expected to agree to $365m acquisition - one of largest sums paid in a takeover by the California technology firmApple is due to secure its acquisition of a company specialising in fingerprint scanning next month, days after the latest iPhone goes on sale, suggesting the technology will be used...
Takeover may let Apple bring fingerprint security to its iPhone 5

Samsung will soon address its phone security problems

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Galaxy handset owners can expect an official screen lock threat fix shortly and use a temporary workaround until then. [Read more]...
Samsung will soon address its phone security problems
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