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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.

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...

Facebook privacy, Google security bug, Law Enforcement victories - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?

Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!

Nokia is dead. Long live Nokia!

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Microsoft is buying a large swathe of Nokia, and licensing much of the rest.

Naked Security gets a touch nostalgic...

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?

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.

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.

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.

But did she STEAL the iPhone? App takes photo of woman trying to unlock it

Stolen iPhone snaps photo of woman who tries to unlock it

A woman who tried to unlock a stolen iPhone unwittingly took her own photo. An application on the phone then automatically sent the photo to the owner, who called the police.

It's a good reminder that there are tools out there, either free or darn close to it, that can track your stolen or lost smartphone.

Microsoft wants to hear about your Android malware problems.. so it can promote Windows Phones

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Is this a cheap shot by Microsoft?

Or are they right to highlight the malware problem on Android smartphones?

Windows Phone 8 malware? This teen hacker claims to have created a prototype

Teen hacker claims to have Windows Phone 8 malware prototype

A teenage hacker prodigy in India claims to have developed a prototype of malware that will run on smartphones running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 operating system - the first known instance of Windows Phone 8 malware.

Windows Phone 7.5 susceptible to SMS hack

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A researcher has discovered a flaw in Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" that can crash the message center by simply receiving a malformed SMS, Tweet or Facebook message.

Microsoft offers free Windows phones to Android malware victims

Microsoft offers free Windows phones to Android malware victims

Free Windows phones are being offered by Microsoft to users who describe their Android malware problems.

Windows Phone 7 update bricks some handsets - Microsoft in security middle ground

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Microsoft released a faulty update for their new Windows Phone 7 platform this week, could this have an impact on their ability to deploy security updates?

Windows Mobile Terdial Trojan makes expensive phone calls

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Some players of a mobile phone game called "3D Anti-terrorist action" are reporting an unexpected feature of the game - expensive international phone calls appearing on their bill. A number of owners of Windows Mobile phones are reporting online that Read more…