Providing its shareholders give it the all-clear, the deal will give AVG’s mobile ambitions a big boost through the partnerships Location Labs has with major carriers.
App developers, mobile security experts, government regulators, and the creators of industry guidelines must understand the app types that create the most risk, how internal and external factors contribute to those risks, and what is currently being done to mitigate these issues.
The purchase will give BlackBerry a leg up in its quest to pitch to government agencies and enterprises who want secure communications.
The Boeing Black is a security-focused smartphone that can erase itself if it falls into the wrong hands.
Google has expanded its Patch Reward program to pay users that discover security holes in Android.
Two-step authentication helps protect your account from unauthorized access if someone manages to steal your password. It can be a pain to set up, but that’s a small price to pay for extra security.
If you lose your device, Android Device Manager now lets you secure it instantly from afar though a newly added feature to keep your data safe from prying eyes.
Google has applied for a new patent that will let your device automatically adjust its security settings depending on where you are.
The vulnerability could allow data theft or the hijacking of a handset and it affects almost all Android devices. However, those sticking to the Play Store should be able to stay safe.
Researchers demonstrate that the list passwords for protecting the iPhone’s mobile hotspot are drawn from is just too small. The “randomly generated” passwords are also not random enough.
With its latest release of 1Password, AgileBits has taken user feedback to heart and really enhanced an already great product: a total overhaul of the look and feel and user interface makes it much easier to use.
SEC filings reveal AuthenTec was shopping around a new product a year ago and Apple was the only interested company that could afford it. After months of collaboration, Apple decided to buy AuthenTec instead. Could we see this new tech in a new product soon?
Forget the ideas of virtual desktops and desktop hypervisors to separate employees’ work lives from their personal lives. Bromium, the latest company from Xen creators Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt, creates isolated instances on computer processors that keep code from going where it’s not wanted.
Although the story is still developing, it’s clear that some phones on certain carriers have app called Carrier IQ pre-installed; the app can capture nearly activity one takes with a smartphone. Will this situation cause you to think harder about your choice of smartphone or carrier?
More than 141 million smartphones are now running software called Carrier IQ that can log everything a user does and sees, including private web browsing, incoming texts and which buttons you press on the phone. Is your Android handset spying on you? Here’s how to check.
After you buy a smartphone and data service, what you do with the device is your business, right? Maybe not. Pre-installed software from Carrier IQ can capture every activity behind the scenes. Here’s a video showing that you don’t have the privacy you thought you had.
When you establish a secure passcode on your iPad, the expectation is that it locks out potential snoops. But if someone has access to both your Mac and your iPad, that isn’t the case. Here’s how to go an extra step further with iPad security.
A wave of new connected devices — from cameras to heart monitors to your refrigerator — will present a host of security concerns as the Internet of things begins to get legs. But those same issues will mean big opportunities for vendors of mobile security software.