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16 million mobile devices hit by malware in 2014: Alcatel-Lucent

French telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent has published a report compiled by its Motive Security Labs division, which found that malware infections in mobile devices increased by 25 percent in 2014, compared to a 20 percent increase in 2013.

Cheap Android smartphones pre-loaded with malware

Malware that cannot be uninstalled by the end user is being pre-loaded onto some cheap Android smartphones. The malware is pre-loaded into the system directory of the handsets at an unknown point within the supply chain.

Verizon’s ‘Perma-Cookie’ Is a Privacy-Killing Machine

Verizon Wireless has been subtly altering the web traffic of its wireless customers for the past two years, inserting a string of about 50 letters, numbers, and characters into data flowing between these customers and the websites they visit.

CHART OF THE DAY: Scams Disguised As Social Networks Are On The Rise

Scams that target Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are on the rise.

Phone Firewall Identifies Rogue Cell Towers Trying to Intercept Your Calls

Rogue cell phone towers can track your phone and intercept your calls, and it’s only a matter of time before they’re as ubiquitous as GPS trackers. But at least now there’s a way to spot them.

These 3-D Printed Skeleton Keys Can Pick High-Security Locks in Seconds

One of the hairier unintended consequences of cheap 3-D printing is that any troublemaker can duplicate a key without setting foot in a hardware store.