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Mobile Security By The Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Rounding up the latest research on mobile malware and security practices.
By Ericka Chickowski , 3/2/2015
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Gemalto: NSA, GCHQ May Have Been Behind Breaches It Suffered In 2010 And 2011
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But the 'sophisticated' attacks hit only Gemalto office networks--not 'massive theft' of SIM crypto keys, vendor says, and such an attack, if waged, would only affect 2G networks, not 3G or 4G.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/25/2015
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Mobile Apps Remain Vulnerable For Months
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
Developers are failing to respond quickly to reports of security flaws, Trojans are infecting corporate devices at an alarming rate, and even mundane data about your device's power consumption could threaten your privacy.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/24/2015
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7 Things You Should Know About Secure Payment Technology
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Despite the existence of EMV and Apple Pay, we're a long way from true payment security, especially in the US.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/24/2015
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Video: Net Neutrality, Apple Malware & InformationWeek Live
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at legal challenges to the FCC’s regulatory proposal, discusses new malware that targets Apple iOS, and invites you to InformationWeek’s live radio show.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 2/6/2015
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Android Adware Raises Google Play Security Concerns
Eric Zeman, Commentary
Three apps, downloaded to tens of millions of Android devices from the Google Play store, foisted ads for apps on unsuspecting users.
By Eric Zeman , 2/4/2015
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Apple iOS Now Targeted In Massive Cyber Espionage Campaign
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attack campaign tied to Russia now zeroing in on mobile user's iPhones, iPads.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/4/2015
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Enterprises Underestimate Actual Shadow Cloud Risks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More than 85 percent of cloud applications used in the workplace are unsanctioned, study shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/3/2015
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BMW's Software Security Patch A Sign Of Things To Come
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But not all car security flaws can be patched as simply -- or at all.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/3/2015
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Syrian Opposition Forces Social-Engineered And Hacked
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers uncover trove of sensitive information and details of Syrian government opposition plans and players -- pilfered by pro-Assad government hackers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/2/2015
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Google Paid Over $1.5 Million In Bug Bounties In 2014
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Mobile apps developed by Google now included in its Vulnerability Reward Program.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/30/2015
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FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/28/2015
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WiIl Millennials Be The Death Of Data Security?
Chris Rouland, Founder & CEO, BastilleCommentary
Millennials, notoriously promiscuous with data and devices, this year will become the largest generation in the workforce. Is your security team prepared?
By Chris Rouland Founder & CEO, Bastille, 1/27/2015
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Facebook Messenger: Classically Bad AppSec
Daniel Riedel, CEO, New ContextCommentary
Facebook offers a textbook example of what the software industry needs to do to put application security in the forefront of software development.
By Daniel Riedel CEO, New Context, 1/21/2015
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Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/15/2015
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CES 2015: 8 Innovative Security Products
Luke Bilton, Luke Bilton, Director, Digital & Content, UBMNews
The explosion in smart technologies that connect everyday objects to the internet is transforming both home and personal security.
By Luke Bilton, Director, Digital & Content, UBM , 1/7/2015
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CES 2015 Preview: 8 Hot Trends
Kevin Casey,
Tech's annual celebration of gadgets, robots, and connected everything kicks off soon in Vegas. Here's what will grab the spotlight at CES 2015.
By Kevin Casey , 1/3/2015
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Why Digital Forensics In Incident Response Matters More Now
Craig Carpenter, President & COO, Resolution1 SecurityCommentary
By understanding what happened, when, how, and why, security teams can prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.
By Craig Carpenter President & COO, Resolution1 Security, 12/24/2014
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Millions Of Android Phones In China Have Backdoor
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
An Android backdoor is the topic of one of two advisories this week on mobile threats.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/17/2014
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Smartphones Get Headlines, But Lax USB Security Is Just As Risky
Cam Roberson, Director Reseller Channel, Beachhead SolutionsCommentary
Most companies use no software to detect or secure sensitive data when it is moved to a USB flash drive, or even check USB drives for viruses or malware.
By Cam Roberson Director Reseller Channel, Beachhead Solutions, 12/10/2014
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CVE-2013-7421
Published: 2015-03-02
The Crypto API in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5 allows local users to load arbitrary kernel modules via a bind system call for an AF_ALG socket with a module name in the salg_name field, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-9644.

CVE-2014-8160
Published: 2015-03-02
net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_generic.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18 generates incorrect conntrack entries during handling of certain iptables rule sets for the SCTP, DCCP, GRE, and UDP-Lite protocols, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via packets with disall...

CVE-2014-9644
Published: 2015-03-02
The Crypto API in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5 allows local users to load arbitrary kernel modules via a bind system call for an AF_ALG socket with a parenthesized module template expression in the salg_name field, as demonstrated by the vfat(aes) expression, a different vulnerability than CVE-201...

CVE-2015-0239
Published: 2015-03-02
The em_sysenter function in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5, when the guest OS lacks SYSENTER MSR initialization, allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges or cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by triggering use of a 16-bit code segment for emulation of a SYS...

CVE-2014-8921
Published: 2015-03-01
The IBM Notes Traveler Companion application 1.0 and 1.1 before 201411010515 for Window Phone, as distributed in IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1, does not properly restrict the number of executions of the automatic configuration option, which makes it easier for remote attackers to capture credentials by c...

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