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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.

NSA tracking hundreds of millions of mobile phone locations worldwide

NSA tracking hundred of millions of mobile phone locations worldwide

The US' National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting and storing the locations of at least hundreds of millions of devices, even when they're switched off, according to Edward Snowden.

Phone and tablet unlocking - US government nudges it closer to law

US gov't nudges legal phone and tablet unlocking closer to law

US citizens are now one step closer to being able to do (more or less) what they want with their gadgets, as the government petitions the FCC to once again legalize wireless device unlocking.

Men are twice as likely to spy on their partner's phone

Men are twice as likely to spy on their partner's phone

Mobile texting and Facebook messaging are the likeliest ways you'll get found out if you're playing around. Having a male for a partner also just about doubles the chances you'll get caught, as they're almost twice as likely as women to snoop on their partner's mobile phone.

17-year-old arrested for hacking into phones, stealing and distributing explicit images of children

17-year-old arrested for hacking into phones, stealing and distributing explicit images of children

A US teenager is charged with distributing child pornography after allegedly hacking minors' cellphones through an SMS ad that installed malware, giving him access to the phones' content.

Stolen cellphone databases switched on by major US carriers

Stolen cellphone databases switched on by major US carriers

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have flipped the switch on databases that will track stolen cellphones and block them from being used on the major carriers' networks. Now, just make sure you've got your phone's ID number written down somewhere, and try not to go into a cellphone coma on the subway.

42% of lost mobiles have no security in place to protect data, says report

42% of lost mobile gadgets have no security in place to protect data says report

Out of those who reported that they had lost devices, 42% had no security measures in place, and one in five contained access to work-related documents or email. Young, male Londoners, you're the worst when it comes to losing stuff, but take heart: you're the best at making sure your lost gadgets are secured.

More than half of Androids have unpatched security holes, research claims

More than half of Androids have unpatched security holes, research claims

If you are the owner of a mobile device running Google's Android mobile OS, the chances are pretty good that your device is vulnerable to attack, according to data from the firm Duo Security.

Android permissions glitch allows eavesdropping, data theft

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Academic researchers have demonstrated flaws in the Android permissions system that could allow rogue applications to gain access to SMS messages, GPS or even record audio from affected devices.

CanSecWest 2010 day 2 summary

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The second day of CanSecWest was a beautiful day in Vancouver. The day was full of information-packed sessions and anticipation for the evening dinner party reception. "SEH overwrite and its exploitability - Shuichiro Suzuki" Shuichiro, who works for Forteenforty, demonstrated Read more…