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Tech Leaders Join Forces To Secure Mobile Apps Across The Internet Of Things

June 25, 2014

AMPHION FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif, December 12, 2013 – Mocana, the device security leader, today announced the formation of the Mobile App Security Working Group (MAS), a non-profit association of mobility, security and enterprise stakeholders who are seeking to simplify and accelerate the deployment of secure mobile apps in all kinds of environments, on all kinds of devices – from the enterprise to the emergency room, from the power plant to the automobile.

The announcement was made at the Amphion Forum security conference taking place today and tomorrow in San Francisco.

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iOS Apps Have Security Vulnerabilities

June 25, 2014

In a new study, Hewlett-Packard examined more than 2,000 mobile apps from more than 600 companies to ascertain the state of mobile application security. The data revealed alarming realities regarding the sheer number of apps vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.

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Secure Your Android By Disabling Vendor Customized Apps

June 25, 2014

No matter how careful you are downloading only secure apps onto your mobile, your vendor may have already provided some insecure apps by design, says new research.

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New DoS attack directed at HealthCare.gov

June 25, 2014

The 175 pages of the document released by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday shows that the launch of Affordable Care (a.k.a. Obamacare) website HealthCare.gov was plagued with technical issues from day one. These range from poor handling of user data not allowing people to complete their applications to hot patches causing 90% of applicants to be denied coverage based on residency.

To add insult to injury, HealthCare.gov was arguably attacked by opponents of healthcare reform with denial of service (DoS) apps causing some areas of the website to be inaccessible to site’s visitors. "This application continues a trend [we are] seeing with denial of service attacks being used as a means of retaliation against a policy, legal rulings or government actions," the researchers at Arbor Networks write.

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Apps Capture Input With Digital Pens

June 25, 2014

A new app uses light pen input to capture handwriting and drawings done on plain paper.

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