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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

Aug 14, 2014

The biggest iPhone security risk could be connecting one to a computer

Apple has done well to insulate its iOS mobile operating system from many security issues, but a forthcoming demonstration shows it’s far from perfect. Next Wednesday at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego, researchers with the Georgia Institu... #Apple, Inc. #Georgia Institute of Technology