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Motorola Acknowledges Xoom Tablet Privacy Lapse

Motorola has admitted that it shipped over 100 refurbished Xoom tablets without removing the previous owners' data from the devices."The affected devices form part of a batc...

National Security Agency Releases Security Enhanced Android

The National Security Agency recently introduced SE Android, a new version of Android with enhanced security features."One of the main things that SE Android is trying to im...

Spammers Target Mobile Users with QR Codes

Websense security researchers are warning of spam messages that use QR codes to disguise linked Web sites."QR codes are a two-dimensional matrix barcode that can be scanned ...

Exploit of Wi-Fi Protected Setup Flaw Poses Risks for Consumers, Not Enterprises

There is a price that comes with simplicity -- and when it comes to security, that price is often increased risk. That's exactly what is now happening with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), which is inte...

Reaver Tool Published to Exploit WPS Security Flaw

A security firm this week published a tool designed to exploit a recently-disclosed vulnerability in Wi-Fi Protected Setup."Researchers at Tactical Network Solutions in Maryland on Wednesday release...

Researchers Demo New Cyber Attack on GSM Phones

Security researchers recently demonstrated a new method of attacking GSM phones at the 28th Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin."Karsten Nohl from Security Research Labs and his colleague Luca Me...

Lookout Warns of Surge in Android Malware

According to Lookout, the number of malicious Android apps identified in less than six months has doubled to 1,000."The vast majority of those dubious apps are found on thir...

Researchers Discover Significant Android Security Flaw

North Carolina State University researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in Android devices that can enable an attacker to record conversations and monitor the device's l...

BlackBerry PlayBook Hacked

A group of researchers claims to have jailbroken the BlackBerry PlayBook."In a video demonstration of the jailbreak, one of the researchers shows off the ability to change th...

iOS vs Android Security: Which One Is More Secure?

Just when you thought the evidence was dramatic -- overwhelming perhaps -- that Apple's iOS offers vastly more mobile security than does Google's Android, the wall of confid...

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