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Mobile Friday: Ten Commandments of Android Safety

The Android mobile platform has come a long way since its introduction in 2008. Almost 80% of smartphones activated last year (2013) were powered by the “green robot”. But the customizable interface and other open source advantages come at a price. Android is ridden with vulnerabilities. Android’s biggest convenience is also its biggest security issue.

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BYOD 2.0: Securing the Internet of Things in Your Organization

In the latest Internet of Things news this week, researchers from Cal Poly successfully designed an app for Google Glass that could take a picture every ten seconds with the display off, “uploading the images to a remote server without giving the wearer any sign that his or her vision is being practically live-streamed to

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Bitcoin Crashing Due To Steep Rise in Cybercrime

The Bitcoin bandwagon has stalled. The value of the Cryptocurrency skyrocketed in 2013, but a downward trend is being witnessed this year. Investors and traders wishing to see Bitcoins in the mainstream e-commerce scene will probably have to wait a little longer. Besides the glaring lack of regulation and worrying price volatility, cybercriminal activity has

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3 Key Benefits of Automating Your Source Code Review

Automation has taken the business world by storm. We automate everything, from marketing to manufacturing and everything in between, and it often pays off: greater ROIs, higher productivity, less overworked employees. In application security, the same can be true. As web applications have become the essence of business in almost every industry, the risks have

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The Worrying Security State of CMS Platforms

The use of Content Management Systems (CMS) is on the rise. Over 20% of the top 10,000 websites today rely on CMS platforms, namely WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. But the quick setup and customizable functionality come at a price. Security issues are being exposed and exploited by cybercriminals. Checkmarx’s Research Lab studied the vulnerabilities in

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Mobile Friday: Backdoor Exposed in Samsung Smartphones

Smartphones are getting smarter and the risks involved in using them are also getting bigger. More and more security issues are popping up in today’s mobile phones. The latest high-profile vulnerability has been exposed in a wide range of mainstream Samsung devices, sold in millions all around the world. Replicant has published a proof-of-concept software

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Gaping Security Flaw in WhatsApp on Android Let Other Apps Steal Your Messages

If you’re using WhatsApp on an Android – even after yesterday’s update – your chats are prone to being downloaded by others, a security consultant has discovered.  Bas Bosschert, CTO and consultant at Double Think, along with his brother, discovered this exploit after wondering if it would be possible to upload and read someone’s WhatsApp

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Cridex Banking Trojan Still Alive and Kicking

The Cridex Banking Trojan is wreaking havoc in Europe, especially in Germany. Hackers are implementing the traditional phishing methodology to trick victims into compromising their banking information. The Cridex malware has now officially overtaken the ZeuS Trojan and its clones thanks to the recent activity spike. Six different URL schemes are being used to cover-up

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