The US Department of Defense is funding the development of a hardware peripheral and software suite that turns a regular smartphone into a device that scans and transmits biometric data at distances not possible for current scanning technology.
Will chilling an Android phone to -15°C freeze the encryption keys into memory? And if so, can you use a modified version of Android to dig them out?
German researchers had a crack at it - Paul Ducklin takes a look at how things turned out.
Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.
A YouTube video showing you how to unlock an iPhone 5 without the passcode has racked up nearly 300,000 hits over the past two weeks.
Paul Ducklin looks into the good and the bad of the story...
Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of Prince Andrew, is one of more than 100 people who have received significant payouts in the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and its diehard technical fans continues.
Update - jailbreak - update - jailbreak...
Should Apple open up iOS and offer an official route to jailbreaking?
Privacy commissions in Canada and The Netherlands have investigated poor privacy practices in the popular mobile phone application WhatsApp. What's the problem and what should you do?
Apple has released updates for users of the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV products that fix critical vulnerabilities. Apple users should update their devices to iOS 6.1 as soon as possible.
Fake Plants vs Zombies and other Android games infiltrate Google Play store, make money for fraudsters
A bug in OKCupid's recently released Crazy Blind Date application allowed complete strangers to paw at users' data.
Windows tablets - easy, one-stop jailbreak now available for everyone. What should Microsoft do? [POLL]
Windows RT jailbreaking is now more-or-less a click away.
How should Microsoft react? Have your say in our poll...
SophosLabs process thousands of Android apps daily with many applications approaching the fine line between the completely legitimate and potentially unwanted applications.
Android Armour a premium priced security app was particularly well represented in the incoming stream of samples. Vanja Svajcer investigates why.
Apple announced today that the bait-and-switch of software screenshots in the App Store will no longer be allowed.
Once you submit an app, you'll have to stick to your original marketing materlal until the app is updated and re-approved. Good thing.
Taking your tablet online can make you vulnerable to an assortment of internet dangers, including identity theft and hackers. This is especially true if you’re taking advantage of a public hotspot rather than your home network.
Follow these simple steps to ensure safe and secure browsing no matter where you are.
The second of two FTC reports on kids' mobile apps shows that the industry hasn't improved with regards to privacy, with many apps sharing personal information with third parties, all without notifying parents or asking for their permission.
This month's Patch Tuesday includes bulletins from both Microsoft and Adobe, and covers a range of platforms and products.
There are updates in the mix for everything from Android to Windows RT, and from the Word Viewer to Exchange.