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Webroot brings app reputation service to its mobile security suite

New release of Webroot SecureAnywhere Business—Mobile Protection helps IT admins understand the risk posed by installed apps

Security to go: Three tips to keep your mobile data safe

It’s not easy keeping your devices secure, and mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and, of course, laptops are no exception. But you can do a few things to improve your mobile security. Here’s a look at three of them.

The 7 best crime-fighting features of iOS 7

Thieves love iPhones. Spoil their fun with the new locking, encryption, and data-saving features of iOS 7.

Touch ID

iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner could be mobile security game changer

Apple isn't the first to introduce fingerprint authentication on a mobile device, but it could be the one to make it mainstream.

Google now lets you change your password remotely on an Android device

If your phone is stolen, you can lock it, and change its password, from a website.

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Mobile hacking contest offers $300,000 in bug bounties

HP TippingPoint's bug bounty program today said it will again sponsor a mobile-only hacking contest this fall, when it will put up $300,000 in prize money for researchers who demonstrate successful attacks against mobile services and browsers.

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Android Trojan appears to launch off earlier botnet

The Obad.a Android Trojan identified in June turns out to have the innovative and predatory capability to piggyback on malware botnets.

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Snowden leaks show UK and US spies have cracked BlackBerry's BES encryption

The U.S. National Security Agency is able to read messages sent via a corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), according to a report by German news magazine Der Spiegel. The purpose of this spying is economic or political, and not to counter terrorism, the magazine hints.

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Maker Bionym says its Nymi wristband can ID you via your heartbeat

The makers of a new wristband claim that they can detect unique patterns in your heartbeat and use them to identify you to laptops and other devices.

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A federal push for mobile privacy has failed, critics say

The NTIA’s decision to separate out mobile privacy for discussion ignored significant cross-platform tracking of consumers, one critic charges.