Nokia opens mobile broadband security centre in Berlin

The 'heart' of the Nokia Security Centre

Nokia has opened a mobile broadband security centre in Berlin, which the Finnish infrastructure specialist said is designed as a collaboration and knowledge sharing hub for operators, partners, governments and academic institutions.

Industry downplays Regin after Belgacom hack

Security vendors claim Regin comes from either the US or UK governments

News of an extremely advanced malware attack on Belgacom, members of the European Union and a well-known Belgian cryptographer, has been downplayed by stakeholders in the information security (infosec) industry.

Report: mobile malware infection rate accelerating

Malware apps and other cybersecurity threats are on the rise

A report by Alcatel-Lucent’s Kindsight Security Labs shows that mobile infections are growing at an alarming rate, with an increase of 17% in the first half of 2014 compared to a 20% increase for the whole of 2013.

99% of mobile security threats target Android

NSN's new security facility will be sited in Berlin

A study published this week by F-Secure has found that 99 per cent of mobile security threats that emerged in the first quarter of the year are targeted towards the Android platform.

Mobile security: a moving target


Mobile and NFC payment technologies have been on the rise in recent years. But with many merchants and retail outlets still reluctant to invest in the new technologies, and with the rise of fraud in existing solutions, industry participants are divided over how and whether the technology will ever gain widespread acceptance in developed markets.

Security firm discovers first Android Trojan

Kaspersky said an increase in Android-specific malware is inevitable

US IT security software specialist Kaspersky Lab has announced the discovery of what it says is the first Trojan virus designed to run on the Google-backed Android operating system. Once active, the virus begins to send SMS messages to premium rate numbers, with the charges passed back to the user.

Symbian accidentally certifies worm

Symbian accidentally certifies worm for S60

The Symbian Foundation has been left with egg on its face after accidentally sanctioning what experts are calling the first text message worm in history.