In-brief: A prominent Googler says the company is committed to keeping the Android operating system open source, but wouldn’t mind the security benefits that come with Apple’s closed iOS ecosystem, either!
In-brief: New guidelines from a leading mobile industry trade group seek to set standards for securing deployments of Internet of Things device.
In-brief: research by the security firm Rapid7 has uncovered security flaws in new, interactive “smart toys” by Fisher Price and other toy makers that could divulge personal information related to children and their families. Editor’s note: this story was updated to include comments from Mark Stanislav of Rapid7. PFR Feb 2, 2016.
In-brief: Black Phone contains a security flaw that could enable a malicious actor to redirect phone calls or secretly send text messages from the device, according to a report from the firm SentinelOne. The culprit: vulnerable third party software.*
In-brief: a California company that makes wearable cameras that are used by law enforcement and the military said a report that it shipped cameras infected with the Conficker virus were “distressing,” but that it was unable to locate the malware on its devices or within its environment.