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Malware disguised as security app poses threats to Androids

Kaspersky Labs spotted malware disguised as a fake security app called "Android Security Suite Premium," Computerworld reports. The malware is a threat to everyday smartphone users as well as businesses that allow employees to use personal devices on the network.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , In Depth , Francis Rose , malware , Androids , Kaspersky Lab

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 06:44pm EDT

Mobile, tech companies ensnared in Carrier IQ privacy lawsuit

Eight companies are headed to court over their use of Carrier IQ software, Computerworld reports. The lawsuit says the companies have violated federal wiretap laws because Carrier IQ's services, which provides analytics, are intrusive and infringe on users' privacy.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , Carrier IQ , Apple , AT&T , T-Mobile , HTC , Motorola , Samsung

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:15pm EST

Stuxnet didn't spread as planned say researchers

Stuxnet's inability to stay stealthy may be fall-out from a failure to hit its intended targets last year.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , Stuxnet ,

Monday - 10/04/2010, 08:30am EDT

Computerworld's Sharon Machlis: your agency should STOP developing iPhone apps

Editor asks, "Should taxpayer money really be supporting development on a platform where parties can't even talk about the relationship between a government entity and its technology partner?"

Tags: In Depth , Technology , Sharon Machlis , iPhone , apps

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 03:26pm EDT