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BlackBerry takes a pop at privacy-focused Blackphone

BlackBerry takes a pop at privacy-focused Blackphone

There's a public spat between BlackBerry and Blackphone, the spunky start-up company trying to break into the crowded mobile market with promises of air-tight security. Can BlackBerry survive the competition?

Microsoft devours Nokia and charges ahead with Windows Phone 8.1

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Microsoft's multi-billion-dollar deal to acquire the devices arm of mobile phone maker Nokia is finally done, and smartphones under the name Microsoft Mobile will soon be rolling out of Nokia's former factories. But will Windows Phone 8.1 security features help Microsoft make inroads in the enterprise market?

Microsoft joins tech giants and FIDO in the fight for simpler, safer authentication

Microsoft joins tech giants and FIDO in the fight for simpler, safer authentication

Microsoft joins Google, PayPal, Lenovo and other tech giants as a member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, a non-profit group working to design better and more standardised methods of checking identity across the internet.

FTC slapdown, no iPhone for Mr President, and Dutch banks get tough - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

How could the brightest flashlight leave you in the dark? Do you need to close Joel's Backdoor? Why can't the President choose his own phone? Should you update your anti-virus before you bank online?

Find out in 60 Second Security!

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.

Fake BlackBerry BBM apps *still* in Google Play Store, one month after failed official release

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One month after BlackBerry didn't release it's much-awaited BBM app for Android, imposter apps can still be found in the Google Play Store.

Should it be so easy to get obviously-bogus imitations past Google's vetting process?

SSCC 111 - PRISM and data leakage, encryption, Google contracts and Flash on phones [PODCAST]

Episode #111 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast is here.

Chet and Duck are back, wrangling the latest security stories into an entertaining and informative quarter-hour of useful news.

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.

PRISM, UK Surveillance, Sweden vs. Google, Blackberry Z10 - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Do you really need to worry about things like privacy and security?

Here's the latest in our 60 Second Security video series, bringing you fast, incisive and entertaining evidence that says, "Yes, you do!"

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.

Beware of encryption companies bearing gifts!

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An iPhone messaging app that claims to be "totally secure" is offering a £10,000 prize to anyone who can intercept a message from it.

Paul Ducklin wonders how you are supposed to win the prize if the app really is "totally secure"...

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.