Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#731 FTC orders Apple, Google, Microsoft, Blackberry, Samsung to divulge mobile security practices
The Federal Trade Commission today said it issued a 10-page letter to eight leading players in the mobile communications arena requiring them to tell the agency how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

The FTC has been critical of mobile communications vendors’ security practices in the past. In one report the FTC stated that companies, whose apps promise consumer safeguards for their data, follow through on those promises. “Specifically, the report recognizes that technology advances found in smartphones can offer the potential for increased data security and encourages all companies to provide strong protections for the data they collect.”
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#731 FTC orders Apple, Google, Microsoft, Blackberry, Samsung to divulge mobile security practices
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