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Huge SSL flaw puts millions at risk: What you need to know

The OpenSSL library, a cryptographic service for up to two-thirds of the web, has recently patched a serious and far reaching vulnerability that could allow a hacker to snoop on your files completely undetected. 

Android flaw succeeds despite security advice

There are some basic rules for mobile security that have long been thought to keep you in the clear. But researchers have discovered these rules might not be able to protect Android devices from “pileup” malware. 

Some new phones come loaded with malware

You probably give users advice on avoiding mobile malware. But there’s some bad news: Some of them could have phones that are infected through no fault of their own. 

The Android malware trend no one’s talking about

Another day, another study showing Android dominates Apple in mobile malware. But the latest study also has another figure that will be of interest to IT – one that doesn’t get nearly enough coverage. 

Study: Third-party apps account for 75% of vulnerabilities

Many IT pros are focused in on operating systems these days. But a report from Secunia finds the biggest risk lies outside of whichever version of Windows or OS X you might be running. 

Apple’s security nightmare: What IT needs to know

One way you can tell how serious a cyberattack, data breach or other IT incident was is by looking at when it’s announced to the public. If it’s timed to avoid headlines, you know it’s pretty bad.  So when Apple announced a flaw in its products on a Friday evening, the general thinking was, “Yikes.” 

Apps’ biggest security flaws could be IT

Anyone who has ever spent a long day at the office cleaning up after a security threat has probably wanted to curse out whoever made the vulnerable app. But a new study says that application isn’t always to blame – often, IT is.

Permissions to destroy your phone?

Let’s face it: Users aren’t always the best at weighing risks. And that’s especially true when it comes to selecting the mobile apps they download onto their phones. 

Study: Businesses are developing mobile apps with serious vulnerabilities

Security experts have done a lot of fretting about how users may put company data at risk by downloading malicious or vulnerable mobile apps into smartphones they use for work. And now, a new report warns how businesses may be developing a lot of vulnerable apps on their own. 

How to get more for less from your open source software investments

Open Source software is often free, but there are a lot of costs involved beyond just the price of the licenses. In this guest post, Mike Curtis explains what companies can do get more for less when they use Open Source.