As part of our continuous efforts to help our users protect their information, we recently launched 2-step verification for all Google accounts. Starting March 14, we will also increase the minimum password length requirement for Google Apps accounts from 6 characters to 8.
Google has just pulled 21 popular free apps from the Android Market. According to the company, the apps are malware aimed at getting root access to the user's device, gathering a wide range of available data, and downloading more code to it without the user's knowledge.
Every day, we see more reports about malware in the Android Market. This time three developers known as MYOURNET, Kingmall2010, and we20090202, possibly the same person, were offering a number of Android apps for free download.
A new IBM report found that more than 70 percent of organizations are allowing nontraditional endpoint devices -- think smartphones, iPads, and point-of-sale devices -- to connect to their corporate networks, but some 36 percent say these devices aren't properly secured.