Google finds security vulnerabilities in new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Google’s team of security experts identified more than 10 security issues in the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Over the course of a week, Project Zero, Google’s highly skilled security analytics team, discovered 11 “high-impact” security holes in the device. Project Zero’s teams concentrated on gaining access to the device’s most sensitive data, including contacts,…

Hackers awarded $1 million for successful iOS 9 breach

Zerodium, an exploit acquisition platform specializing in vulnerability research, awarded a team of hackers $1 million for their successful jailbreak of Apple’s iOS 9.1 on Monday. The prize was awarded after the team successfully completed a contest proposed by Zerodium earlier this year, Wired reported. The hackers figured out a way to hack an iPhone…

Apple removes hundreds of apps after security violation

Apple is erasing certain apps from the app store after a report issued by SourceDNA revealed 256 apps violated security guidelines. The 256 apps totaled 1 million downloads around the world. The report, published Sunday, revealed apps using software to gather users’ personal information, including email and device identification numbers. SourceDNA has not named the…

Three steps for evaluating mobility vulnerabilities

Mobility is a constantly changing platform for enterprises everywhere. The move to mobile not only increases overall enterprise productivity and convenience, but also creates new types of vulnerabilities. Before switching to a new mobile plan or changing mobility policy, a company usually conducts a risk assessment or other form of analysis to identify any potential…