Cybersecurity

Scrap the app: Smart-phone users getting wary over privacy

People are starting to get suspicious about what apps take from them, and are declining to download, a Pew study shows.

Cybersecurity

Chip encrypts Android calls, without the lag time

TrustCall system can turn almost any Android phone into a secure communication device.

NASA's next satellite: An everyday Android smart phone

The PhoneSat marks the beginning of what the agency says is a new model for quickly developing and deploying satellites.

Cloud & Infrastructure

App breaks through the mobile compatibility wall

The Citrix Receiver app can keep agencies' mobile devices securely connected regardless of platforms.

With Apple deal, GPO a step closer to 'where we are going'

The Government Printing Office adds the Apple iBookstore to its growing list of outlets for electronic versions of federal books.

Beware the price of free campaign apps

Some political campaign apps are a lot like politicians; they seem to be more interested in what they can collect than what they deliver.

VA, DOD joint office delivers mobile app for PTSD patients

PE Coach app gives PTSD sufferers a central site to track their therapy sessions and more.

Great mobile app: Census data you can actually use

The America's Economy app goes beyond being a window into a database, it provides a stream of important, regularly updated reports accompanied by graphs.

Cybersecurity

iPad, iPhone's kernel-up security could be a better bet for gov

At Black Hat, Apple's security chief gave a rare look into how the company hardens its iOS operating system.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Reporting potholes in Minneapolis? There's an app for that

Minneapolis upgrades its citizen services with a new mobile reporting system that put the city network in the cloud.

Emerging Tech

With new recruiting app, the Army is going to tempt me yet

The Army releases a Web comic app for iPhone and Android that describes what it's like to be a soldier in the Army.

Cybersecurity

Managing mobile security: There's no such thing as a free app

Trojan apps are the primary means of infecting mobile devices; the good news is that you can prevent installation of malicious apps on your device.

Cybersecurity

BYOD security: Are agencies doomed to a permanent game of catch-up?

Cybersecurity pros are running to keep up with emerging threats to mobile devices, yet most observers fear government and industry will always lag behind.

Cybersecurity

Android's rite of passage: Now it has a botnet

A spam-sending botnet that operates on Android devices could be the first of its kind, says a Microsoft researcher who discovered it

5 steps to setting up an agency app store

Building an app store can be the best way to make sure employees are using the right mobile apps. Here's a checklist to help you get there.

The 10 best federal mobile apps

Agencies are building digital government one app at a time. Here's a look at the best of the current crop.

Emerging Tech

The app to get agencies to start building apps

If some agencies need a push to start building public-facing apps, the Obama administration's digital strategy should get them going. In that way, it's kind of an app in itself.

Popular DOD desktop app ready for mobile devices

A DOD desktop-based tool that lets users set up and join meetings on the go is available as a mobile app for Android smart phones and tablets.

Cybersecurity

Android, Mac malware on rise, and beware mom-and-pop websites

PCs are still the biggest target for cyber criminals, and legitimate but small-time, seldom-updated websites are becoming a common vector, McAfee’s threat report says.

Cybersecurity

Android malware growing at 'staggering' pace, report states

Families of Android malware quadrupled in the past year, while the files used to distribute the malware skyrocketed from 139 to 3,063, according to a report from F-Secure.

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