Google has been forced to temporarily deactivate a security feature in Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) intended to make it harder to pirate paid-for apps. The feature resulted in some purchased apps no longer working after devices on which they were installed on were restarted, requiring the user to reconfigure or even reinstall them. According to a bug report on Google Code, affected apps include several live wallpapers and applications with widgets or access to Google’s account system. Continue reading Google forced to temporarily deactivate copy protection for Android apps
In an effort to help organizations develop mobile applications that have security baked-in from the start, IBM has announced a series of static application security testing tools for Android.
There are more than 5 billion mobile devices in the world, and according to a recent IBM study, when addressing the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon, 55% of CIOs said that mobile security has become their top concern. It’s just not feasible to ban personal devices in the workplace. Continue reading IBM Releases New Tools to Secure Mobile Applications
Wave Systems, a Massachusetts-based provider of security, data protection and encryption solutions, today launched “Scrambles“, a new service designed to enable users to post secure content across social media sites.
Scrambls is free and allows businesses and consumers to encrypt text over services including Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail, and define who can and cannot see the “scrambled” posts.
The service also lets developers to build encrypted messaging into their own solutions via an API. Continue reading New Service Enables Encrypted Social Media Communications
The recent move by the FCC and major cell phone carriers to create a database of stolen phones is in response to the danger your smartphone is in from thieves who want to steal and then sell them for profit. What about the hackers who just want the information from your phone – and then hope you continue using it to make financial transactions? Continue reading Is Your Smartphone Safe?