Researchers find mobile app security problem with Xiaomi smartphones

Mobile app security - Xiaomi smartphone

A serious security flaw was uncovered in a pre-installed mobile app. Check Point Research experts have revealed that there is a serious mobile app security flaw hidden in a pre-installed app on Xiaomi smartphones. The security researchers discovered a vulnerability in an app bundled on Xiaomi devices that could potentially allow hackers to hijack smartphones and inject malware. The security flaw was discovered in the pre-installed Guard Provider security app. The mobile app security flaw may have affected millions of Xiaomi smartphone users worldwide. The researchers found the flaw within…

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Amazon mobile video ads to challenge Facebook and Google

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Amazon wants a piece of the digital advertising marketing space that’s currently dominated by Facebook and Google. A new form of Amazon mobile video ads is to be introduced to the eCommerce giant’s smartphone shopping app. Amazon reportedly intends to sell video spots on its mCommerce platform. Amazon has been testing the ads on the iOS platform and plans to rollout a test for Android later this year. For several months, the Amazon mobile video ads have been on Apple’s iOS platform, according to people who are familiar with the…

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Retail mobile security breaches double in 2018, report

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Retailers saw two times more security breaches involving mobile devices between 2017 and 2018. A recent study published by the Verizon Mobile Security Index has revealed retail mobile security breaches are increasing. According to the study, 31% of retail respondents said they experienced a mobile compromise last year (2018), which is notably higher from the 16% reported in 2017. More than half of these security breaches were considered major. Over half (54%) of these retail mobile security compromises were considered major. Moreover, 27% had long-term repercussions. The study found that…

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Huawei joins bendable devices trend, revealing its Mate X foldable phone

Huawei Mate X Foldable Phone - Huawei YouTube

Samsung isn’t the only one to release a foldable smartphone-tablet device. Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer, has unveiled its Mate X foldable phone. The company seeks to challenge other big-name players in the market, including Apple and Samsung, the latter of which recently showed off its foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, at its Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event in San Francisco, QR Code Press reported. Images of the Huawei phone were accidentally leaked on the eve of the MWC Barcelona. Just before the start of the MWC…

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New AFCA endorsed standard likely to expand QR code adoption

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The digital ecosystem in China is set to expand with a new QR code standard. A new quick response (QR) code standard released by the Asian Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA) could lead to further QR code adoption in China. The number of Chinese who use QR codes to make payments is rising. Many merchants in China prefer customers to pay via QR code. It doesn’t matter if what the customer is paying for is breakfast, a movie or cab fare. Today, a great number of Chinese make QR code payments…

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