A new program, dubbed PIN Skimmer by its University of Cambridge creators, can correctly guess a high proportion of PINs by utilising the device's camera and microphone.
A thief who stole a woman's iPhone forgot to turn off the auto-upload image feature. So the victim turned his adventures into a blog called 'life of a stranger who stole my phone'.
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.
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.
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.
French police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Northern France, in connection with an attack that infected thousands of Android smartphones with money-making malware.
Increasingly concerned about its reliance on Western mobile technologies and data networks, the Russian government this week announced that a government sponsored project has produced a secure tablet for use by state industries and government officials.
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.
I have left phones in airplanes, in cabs, at friends' houses, etc...it is embarrassing really. But it turns out I'm not the only one.
The story of the Pimpin Hoes Daily gang founder Dante Dears, his pattern-locked Samsung phone, the feds, google, and subpoenas. Why couldn't the FBI get into the locked phone? Get the popcorn - this is interesting.
As Twitter admits that its mobile apps, once installed, download and store your private phonebook information, and Apple get grilled by a congressional inquiry about privacy, we ask whether consumers should be treated a little less like cattle and a bit more like valued customers?
Do your kids use your phone, laptop or tablet? Turns out you are not alone. A recent survey shows that 60% of little people aged six months to two years play with such devices. Question is, what are the security implications?
SophosLabs has found an alarming vector by which personal and private data can leak from smartphones and portable computing devices such as the Apple iPad and iPad 2.
Is it HongTouTou, Adrd or Geinimi? One thing is clear - new malware for Android smartphones is grabbing users' attention.
Make sure that you are careful about the applications you install on your Android device.
BBC technology correspondent Mark Ward has shown TV viewers today how easy he found it to create spyware that could steal contacts and SMS text messages from a smartphone. The good news is that the BBC doesn't appear to have Read more…
Take care if you've recently bought a Samsung S8500 Wave smartphone - it could have come pre-installed with malware on its memory card. According to reports, the 1GB microSD card that ships with the sexy bada touch-screen smartphone carries an Read more…
Many of you are probably familiar with the concept of rootkits - malicious software that lurks hidden at a low-level on your Windows or Unix computer, remaining undetected by conventional anti-virus software. Although new rootkits can be prevented from infecting Read more…