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Aug 27, 2014

Security vulnerabilities on the decline but risk assessment is often flawed, says IBM

Based on data gathered over the first six months of 2014, security researchers from IBM X-Force predict that the number of publicly reported vulnerabilities will drop to under 8,000 this year, a first since 2011. While the majority of flaws disclosed...

Aug 22, 2014

Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

A security precaution skipped in mobile applications such as Facebook’s Messenger could be abused to make an expensive phone call at a victim’s expense, a developer contends. Phone numbers often appear as links on a mobile device. That is possible by... #Copenhagen #Facebook

Aug 21, 2014

NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a guide for testing third-party apps to ensure that they are secure and don’t introduce any vulnerabilities. The government agency has prepared a draft of its recommendation... #Copenhagen #Facebook