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Kill-switch for mobile phones could save US consumers $2.6B per year, says report

Kill-switch for mobile phones could save US consumers $2.6B per year, says report

US consumers are spending CRAZY money to replace stolen phones and to insure the pocket-sized thief magnets, says a new report from Creighton University.

iPhones are off limits to President Obama for "security reasons"

iPhones are off limits to President Obama for "security reasons"

US President Barack Obama is stuck using a BlackBerry. He actually fought for the right to keep using it when he first got to office in 2009. Let's hope he still likes the gadget, because the powers that be obviously don't think Apple's security profile is president-worthy.

Do you trust your smartphone? [POLL]

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Smartphones occupy a privileged position in our lives. Which do you trust enough to be your little, always-on, super computer companion? Take our poll and share your reasons.

PWN2OWN for mobile devices - $300,000 in prizes for stealing data, eavesdropping or making covert calls

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There's $300,000 up for grabs at HP's Mobile Pwn2Own contest to be held in Tokyo in November 2013.

Paul Ducklin runs through the options of how to get your hands on the cash...

Canadian cop claims he didn't know cyber-stalking was illegal

Canadian cop claims he didn't know cyber-stalking was illegal

A Canadian police officer who pleaded guilty to planting spyware on his wife's BlackBerry, suspecting that she was having an affair, gets a slap on the wrist after claiming that he didn't know that planting the cyber bug was a crime.

US law enforcers want to see a kill switch on our mobile phones

US law enforcers want to see a kill switch in our mobile phones

They are demanding a switch on our smartphones that would theoretically brick them after they're stolen. But would it be effective?

Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Blackberry releases first security fixes for new Z10 smartphone

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Blackberry released the first two security advisories for its new Z10 smartphone yesterday. One of the patches was for Adobe Flash vulnerabilities from January. Flash? On a smartphone? In 2013?

Pentagon OKs Androids, BlackBerrys for soldiers

Pentagon OKs Androids, BlackBerrys for soldiers

The US Department of Defense has approved the use of Samsung phones running "Knox," a hardened version of Android.

INFOGRAPHIC: Users weighed down by multiple gadgets - survey reveals the most carried devices

[INFOGRAPHIC] Users weighed down by multiple gadgets - survey reveals the most carried devices

Just how many devices does the average person carry on them? Which country loves their laptops? And who will come out on top - iPhone or Android? See what our survey says about your most favorite gadgets.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

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Catch up with anything you might have missed last week – it’s weekly roundup time.

BlackBerry warns of TIFF vulnerability that could allow malware to run on enterprise servers

BlackBerry warns of TIFF vulnerability that could allow malware to run on enterprise servers

Malicious hackers could create a boobytrapped TIFF image file and either trick a BlackBerry smartphone user into visiting a webpage carrying the image, or embed the malicious image directly into an email or instant message...

..and plant malware on your enterprise server.

US soldiers and spies to get handheld biometric scanners

US soldiers and spies to get handheld biometric scanners

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.

Was Alicia Keys hacked, or is she cheating on BlackBerry with iPhone this Valentine’s Day?

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Newly appointed BlackBerry Global Creative Director and musician, Alicia Keys, claims her Twitter account was hacked after a tweet was sent from an iPhone. NOT a BlackBerry.

How do you compare to Steve Wozniak? Take our survey and (maybe) win a new iPad Mini

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Last year, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak showed off his travel backpack to Gizmodo readers. He needed a whopping seven containers to get through airport security!

Question is how do the rest of us compare. Tell us what you lug around and have a chance of winning an iPad Mini.

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Research released today has revealed that the theft of mobile phones is on the rise.

This isn't just about losing an expensive phone - there's also the threat of losing your data and money.

Learn how to better protect your phone.

Losing a phone or device REALLY sucks [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Ahhh, losing phones - something i sadly do often. A recent survey has some interesting findings: it reported that men were more likely than women to lose devices, and that Londoners lost devices more often than people living elsewhere in the UK. Any of this surprise you?

Smartphones: which one do you like best?

smartphones: which is the best?

Which is the better smartphone choice: iPhone, Android, Blackberry? Which is most secure? Check out what Naked Security readers thought, and take the chance to have your say.

Hacker exposes Grindr users' intimate information and explicit photos

Hacker exposes Grindr users' intimate chats and explicit photos

A popular smartphone app used by the gay community to hook-up with similarly-minded people in their vicinity suffers from a serious security vulnerability that could expose personal information and explicit photos that they have been sent.

BlackBerry outage made roads safer, police claim

BlackBerry outage made roads safer, police claim

Police in the UAE have given a surprising explanation for a dramatic fall in traffic accidents last week: drivers' BlackBerrys weren't working.

Was BlackBerry's service outage the real reason for better road safety - or were other factors at play?