In-brief: Smart phones infected with Android malware jumped 95 percent between 2015 and 2016, part of a steady increase in mobile phone infections in recent years, Nokia said on Monday.
In-brief: The Internet of Things has a diversity problem. Namely: there is too much of it. At least in the arena of operating systems.
In-brief: The security firm Anubis Networks said in a blog post that it has discovered a mystery code by the firm Ragentek that is used in a number of low-cost Android smart phones, used across 55 different device models.
In-brief: software used in at least one brand of smart phones sold in the U.S. was found to secretly send private information about the phone’s owner back to servers in China, according to a report by the security firm Kryptowire.
In-brief: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled a public “bounty” program that will pay security researchers up to $1,500 dollars for information on vulnerabilities in software used in conjunction with the company’s vehicles. Don’t get too excited.