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  • In the wake of the Heartbleed vulnerability that has left a wide swath of websites vulnerable, Mozilla is taking steps to give its next-gen browser code an iron armor. The company has unveiled a bug bounty for a new certificate verification library that’s on track to be released as part of Firefox 31 in July.
  • The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device phenomenon in the enterprise has given rise to concerns over data security stemming from risky mobile applications and unsecured devices. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is attempting to address the concerns with the launch of an open-source web application for managing the mobile app vetting process, dubbed AppVet.
  • SMS trojans are starting to appear in more and more countries, and for the first time, researchers have detected an active SMS trojan in the US.
  • The Heartbleed vulnerability continues to sap the life force from various sectors, and it looks like the mobile applications space is not immune. New analysis has revealed that approximately 150 million downloads of Android apps contain OpenSSL libraries vulnerable to Heartbleed, a larger number than originally expected.
  • Google is refunding victims of a bogus Android app that called itself “Virus Shield” – despite offering zero anti-virus capabilities.
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