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Application Security

Researchers demo iOS banking app hack

Researchers demo iOS banking app hack

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Mobile banking transactions may be on the rise, but banks may face an uphill struggle to keep them secure from cyber-criminals.

LinkedIn plug-in mines for user email addresses

LinkedIn plug-in mines for user email addresses

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"This highlights the fine line between acceptable and unacceptable usage of your information" says Nigel Stanley, CEO of Incoming Thought.

Only 6 in 10 firms say their software is always up-to-date

Only 6 in 10 firms say their software is always up-to-date

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A new report from F-Secure reveals that most companies lack the resources to update legacy applications, with this potentially being a serious security risk.

iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android'

iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android'

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Surprising new research reveals that iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android' and also details that 90 percent of all top apps are under threat too.

App security 'severely hampered' by skills shortage

App security 'severely hampered' by skills shortage

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Organisations are being "severely hampered" in the key area of applications security because of skills shortages, according to new research from the independent SANS Institute.

Thousands of smartphones infected with 'spy' malware

Thousands of smartphones infected with 'spy' malware

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Tens of thousands of smartphone users have been hit by a new class of botnet that illicitly gathers information.

ICO warns software developers on data privacy

ICO warns software developers on data privacy

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned developers that protecting app data is of paramount importance.

Cyber criminals cracking more paid-for and Apple apps than ever before

Cyber criminals cracking more paid-for and Apple apps than ever before

Hackers are increasingly targeting paid-for and iOS apps, according to a new study.

McAfee EMEA CTO: Protect the data first, then the device

McAfee EMEA CTO: Protect the data first, then the device

McAfee CTO Raj Samani advises companies to secure the business data before the device being used to access the information.

HP seeks secret sauce to fill the gaps

HP seeks secret sauce to fill the gaps

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Attending a recent social event, I was able to get together with some major names from IT giant HP.

Fighting blind: The convergence of modern applications, SSL and advanced threats

Fighting blind: The convergence of modern applications, SSL and advanced threats

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Modern attackers, by necessity, have become highly adaptable and customised to avoid traditional security, producing threats that are more sophisticated than ever.

Evernote - a story that has combined all security trends?

Evernote - a story that has combined all security trends?

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The attack on Evernote that was reported last weekend could be deemed to be a new stage in the battle of man v password.

Research reveals reality of mobile application flaws

Research reveals reality of mobile application flaws

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A survey of popular applications has revealed that most have SQL flaws, store sensitive details in an unencrypted format and have fragile backends.

Appthority on mobile risk management

Appthority on mobile risk management

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On the first morning of the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, I met with a company whose story began almost exactly a year ago.

(ISC)² report highlights skills shortages in a healthy sector

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Despite information security being a stable and growing profession with many career opportunities, the skills shortage is biting businesses hard.

Windows XP applications slowly cause fear for businesses

Windows XP applications slowly cause fear for businesses

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Enterprises could be left with vulnerable applications due to system migrations, specifically those that are written to work within the Windows XP operating system.

AirWatch offers app wrapping as part of application management launch

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AirWatch has announced the launch of an 'app wrapping engine' to add security features to internal apps without writing any additional source code.

Dell SecureWorks adds cloud-based vulnerability management and web application scanning services

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Dell SecureWorks has introduced vulnerability management and web application scanning services for the cloud.

Externally developed applications fail compliance tests and do not comply with standards

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Around two-thirds of mission-critical applications are developed externally and are not compliant with industry standards.

Survey: CISOs worried about insiders, data breaches

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Eighty per cent of CISOs believe their company's own employees and contractors are the greatest threat to company data, according to a new study conducted by security vendor NetWitness and audit-and-information-security training company MIS Training Institute.

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