The reputation Android devices have for being less secure than their iOS counterparts is well-known by now, but researchers from the University of Cambridge have some shocking numbers on just how many of these devices suffer from security shortcomings.
It appears working from home has finally reached the tipping point, with three-quarters of employees saying that’s where they feel most productive. But is this really a secure option?
Believe it or not, it’s been almost ten years since the iPhone’s introduction. While that wasn’t the first smartphone by any means, it marked a serious change in the IT landscape: Suddenly, mobile devices were everywhere, and company data was on them.
Conventional wisdom is that you don’t have to worry about apps that are based in the U.S. and available on Google Play or the App Store. Bad news: Conventional wisdom is wrong.
One of the largest annual studies of breaches and cybercrime has found attacks are getting more and more complicated, but most still succeed or fail from the biggest weak point in security: the end user.
Even those who think they’re privacy and security conscious when it comes to mobile devices might be sorely mistaken.
See if you can follow the logic on this one: Google knows its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is vulnerable, but it’s not going to fix it because it could wind up being too dangerous.
Most workers today want to be able to work from their own mobile devices at least some of the time, yet security will still present a major problem. So what’s keeping BYOD programs from being effective? In short, it’s the users themselves.
Forget the Internet of Things. IT is still struggling to keep up with another, well-established threat: mobile security incidents. And research shows this one’s getting more and more costly.
While the media at large focuses on Apple’s iOS 8, new iPhones and smart watches, there’s been some bad news on the mobile security front yet again. Some highlights: A major Android flaw, and news that 15 million devices could be infected with mobile malware.