Mobile security guideline suggestions being accepted by NIST

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The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology is working to develop a third party app guide. A recent statement made by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has revealed that in the effort to develop a proper guide that takes mobile security into account in the testing of third party apps to ensure that they will not introduce additional vulnerabilities to a device, input is now being accepted. The government agency has already created a draft of the recommendations and is looking for comments. NIST has…

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Mobile security company hired by BlackBerry for App World

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Trend Micro has just been contracted by the company formerly known as Research In Motion. BlackBerry has just announced that it has signed a contract with Trend Micro, a mobile security company, in order to provide screening of third party apps before they are added to the App World for download or purchase by device users. This is meant to provide a considerable upgrade to the already substantial protection the company offers its customers. Before applications from third parties can be sold or downloaded from BlackBerry App World, there is…

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