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Constant Vigilance! Be Smart When Working From Your Smartphone

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 08.19.2016 | Technology
Liesha Petrovich

There's a lot you can do to protect your phone's integrity.

Your Android Phone Is At Risk, And It's The Manufacturer's Fault

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology

Android fans enjoy a lot of flexibility from their smartphones -- but a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge reveals that it come...

iPhones Are Still Safer Than Androids, Despite Recent Malware Attack

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.24.2015 | Technology

Apple last weekend made an unprecedented announcement that malware had infiltrated its iOS App Store. But scary as that sounds, the iPhone is still th...

Smartphone Theft Plummets In Major Cities Thanks To 'Kill Switches'

Reuters | By Sharon Bernstein | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology

Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in three major cities since manufacturers began implementing "kill switches."

Is Hollywood Going Back to Flip Phones?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Flip phones are certainly not "safer" than smartphones.

Think Twice Before Using Your Smartphone

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

As smartphones are increasingly used for financial transactions, sharing sensitive personal and proprietary information, and for operating other devices (such as home security systems), the field for intruders grows and becomes increasingly attractive.

Most NSA-Proof Security Solutions Are Deliberate Deceptions

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman & CTO Ziklag Systems Many products, ranging from texting, to email, to secure voice calling claim to be "N...

Can Facebook's Microphone Feature Get Hijacked? Probably YES!

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman & CTO Ziklag Systems Facebook has announced a new feature for its mobile APP that will turn on your smar...

The Two-phone Solution Doubles the Pain, Not the Pleasure

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman Ziklag Systems As the Wall Street Journal reports, many people are using two cellphones today -- one for w...

What iBeacon May Mean for Your Security

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman, ZiklagSystems A story appeared in Forbes on March 12th about an Apple product called iBeacon. Written by ...

Nuland's Leaked "F the EU" is a Wake Up Call

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CEO Ziklag Systems Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland called her colleague in the Ukraine to discuss the ...

Denial is not a Mobile Security Strategy

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by J. Thomas Malatesta, COO Ziklag Systems Mobile device users and their organizations cannot continue to hide their naiveté under the g...

Now Your Finger Will be Hacked

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 11.16.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CEO Ziklag Systems Apple is installing a finger print reader on its new 5S phone. The idea behind it is that a fin...

Smartphones and Tablets: Two Suggestions That May Help You Stay Secure

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Even if our phone is turned off, a hacker or intruder may have the means to turn the phone back on without letting you know. You won't see the screen light up or any other activity on the phone. But ON it is.

Malware on the Go

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

By analyzing over 1.85 million mobile apps and vulnerabilities, the study found that 92 percent of identified threats involved Android smartphones (one of the most popular cellphones available).

It's Trick or Treat in Cyberland...

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Mobile connectivity is exploding and smartphones and tablets are whetting the appetites of cyber criminals and the population of hacker world. Any device that has information stored on it is vulnerable.

The 10 Dumbest Risks You Can Take With a Smartphone

Adam Levin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you think of your smartphone as just a phone, rather than a very powerful mini-computer that happens to make phone calls, you may be cruising for a world of pain.

10 Reasons Why You're More Susceptible to Identity Theft During the Holidays

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.12.2013 | Money
Adrian Nazari

During the holidays, most of us are out to get the best deal and we often choose to shop at a website that has what we're looking for at the cheapest price. Before shopping at an unfamiliar site, always check out the company first. Do they have trust seals to confirm they are legit?

Jason Gilbert

Alleged iPhone Thief Photographs Herself Using Stolen Phone | Jason Gilbert | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology

Do you know this woman? Police in Sussex, England -- and one miffed former iPhone owner -- are hunting for her, after she apparently stole an i...

Gerry Smith

New Security App Makes Messages, Photos Self-Destruct | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology

In episodes of “Mission: Impossible,” a voice explains a new assignment to the hero, then warns that the message "will self-destruct in five secon...

Mobile Technology: How To Make Your Smartphone Safe

Marc van Zadelhoff | Posted 04.28.2012 | Technology
Marc van Zadelhoff

What can you do about smartphone security? Consider these tips.

Researcher Outs Creepy Secret Hidden In Millions Of Smartphones

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.02.2011 | Technology

A security researcher has posted a video detailing hidden software installed on smart phones that logs numerous details about users' activities. In...

The 13 Most Vulnerable Smartphones Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.25.2011 | Technology

The Internet security experts at Bit9 have put a twist on their annual mobile security study. Rather than focusing on the least secure applications, t...

Mobile Hacking Sets Off Security Gold Rush

Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology

By Leila Abboud and Marie Mawad PARIS (Reuters) - Hackers are increasingly aiming attacks at smartphones, touching off a race among software giants...