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Businesses are building shopper profiles based on sniffing phones' WiFi

Businesses are building shopper profiles based on sniffing phones' WiFi

Location analytics companies are using consumers' phones to create portraits of people's habits as they go about their daily lives, whether that includes visits to nightclub, gyms, doctors' offices or whatever else you get up to in the day.

SSCC 121 - WordPress, OS X, iCloud, smartphone tracking and medical devices [PODCAST]

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By popular demand, the Chet Chat has gone back to a weekly format, so your favourite security podcast will now be appearing twice as frequently!

Listen to Chet and Duck in the latest episode...

10 tips for securing your smartphone

10 tips for securing your smartphone

Remote wiping? Encryption? Secure passcode? Here are 10 tips to ensure you keep your smartphone just as secure as your PC.

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.

Mobile device security in the US military comes under fire

Mobile device security in the US military comes under fire

A recent report by the US Inspector General revealed staggering flaws in the US military's management of mobile devices, and a severe lack of basic IT security protection in place for such devices.

Bring your own: More practical advice for handling smartphones in the workplace

Bring your own: Practical advice for handling smartphones in the workplace (part 2)

Your workforce wants anytime, anyplace access to applications, but you have a network to protect. Here are a few ideas to make life harder for the bad guys, while making you the good guy.

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.

What is your phone saying behind your back?

What is your phone saying behind your back?

Do you always turn WiFi off on your smartphone before leaving the house or work? You might think there's no harm in having WiFi turned on but not connected to a network, but that's not necessarily the case.

Want to use your gadgets at takeoff and landing? US FAA to review policy

Want to use your gadgets at take-off and landing? US FAA to review policy

It doesn't quite stretch to smartphones yet, but the US Federal Aviation Administration has announced they're going to take a "fresh look" at using personal devices such as e-readers and tablets during takeoff on planes.

US Army warns about the risks of geotagging

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With the dangers of geotagging more than obvious for soldiers, the US Army is also warning civilians against tagging their every move.

Bring your own: practical advice for handling smartphones in the workplace

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If you work in IT, you’ve probably been here already. Someone important is proudly clutching a shiny new toy and asking you that vague, difficult question: "Can I use this?".

So how do you respond?

USA to equip military, government officials with Androids

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The United States is preparing a modified version of Google's Android operating system to allow soldiers to use smartphones.

How to stay safe when traveling for the holidays

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Whether you approach the holiday travel season with dread or excitement chances are you will be carrying one or more mobile devices and looking for those last minute travel bargains. Naked Security's Lisa Vaas provides her advice on what to watch out for this year.

Verizon blocks Google Wallet over security concerns

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Verizon and Google are sparring over who will control mobile phone payment systems, but consumers seem to be left without choice in the United States.

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.

90-second security survey: take part and win a Christmas goodie bag from Sophos

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Social networks, personal laptops at work and internet threats. Tell us what you think, and win a goodie bag.

The great smartphone debate: take part and win a Naked Security t-shirt

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Many of us have two phones: one for work AND one for personal stuff. Would it not be better just to have one? Tell us what you think and win a very sexy Naked Security t-shirt in our great smartphone debate.