Close to a year after Apple removed the Clueful privacy tracking application from its App Store, developer Bitdefender has relaunched the service via Google's Android platform.
Verizon Wireless and cloud services firm VMware are rolling out a new dual persona solution for select smartphones running Google's Android, enabling users to securely access both professional and personal applications and data via the same mobile device.
Android security panic has hit Defcon 1. Security solutions firm NQ Mobile reports malware attacks on Google's open-source mobile operating system more than doubled in 2012, infecting 32.8 million devices worldwide, and the problem looks like it will get worse before it gets better. Lookout Mobile Security recently identified BadNews, a new malware family discovered in 32 Android applications with combined download totals between 2 million and 9 million.
Samsung Electronics will ship its Galaxy S4 smartphone without Knox, a Google Android-based security solution designed to make the manufacturer's phones more suitable for business users.
Apple has encrypted its iMessage platform so securely that not even federal drug enforcement can crack it open, stymieing their efforts to eavesdrop on suspects' conversations.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins contends rival smartphone manufacturer Samsung Electronics will never be able to offer users top-grade mobile device security because of the open-source foundations of the Android mobile operating system.
Apple's new iOS 6.1.3 mobile operating system appears to spell doom for Evasi0n, the popular jailbreak enabling consumers to liberate their iPhones and iPads from the strict guidelines governing the iOS ecosystem.
Apple released iOS 6.1.3 to users today, fixing a security issue with the lockscreen and improving access to Apple Maps in Japan.
While Apple's walled-garden ecosystem has traditionally spared its iOS mobile operating system from the malware threats plaguing Google open-source Android platform, researchers say that iOS device profiles used by mobile operators could offer hackers a means to attack iPhones.
Apple has added security encryption to its App Store, almost a year after a Google researcher brought a vulnerability to the company's attention that allowed users to make unauthorized purchases.