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Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The new Facebook app aimed directly at teens is causing worries over potential personal security issues. Mobile privacy concerns have appeared along with the unveiling of Facebook’s new Lifestage app. The mobile application is geared directly toward teens, raising worries about certain personal security risks. Facebook started as a social network for university students, but its market has been growing increasingly older. Those young original users have stuck with the social network. However, the … Read entire article »

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BlackBerry DTEK50 is high on security but low on battery life

BlackBerry DTEK50 is high on security but low on battery life

The second Android smartphone from the Canadian handset maker is also quite affordable. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is the second Android phone released by the Canadian smartphone maker. They have labeled it a “fleet device.” This refers to its appeal to enterprises providing smartphones to their employees. So far, the new BlackBerry smartphone is being received as affordable and very well built. At the same time, the BlackBerry DTEK50 has received applause for its high security level. This is … Read entire article »

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Scary Samsung Pay security flaw identified

Scary Samsung Pay security flaw identified

A company representative has revealed that the mobile wallet may not be as safe as previously believed. A Samsung Pay security flaw has been identified. A representative of the company has released a statement to the public to help to explain the problem. The scary component of this report is that it could place the transaction details in the hands of a hacker. This has arrived at a time when mobile payments are only just starting to … Read entire article »

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QR code scans enhance South Korean customs agency export strategy

QR code scans enhance South Korean customs agency export strategy

The Korea Customs Service has announced the start of a new quick response code program. A new announcement from the Korea Customs Service has revealed that the company is using QR code scans. This technique is applied to South Korean products cleared for export through e-commerce sale. This strategy is being implemented in order to help boost the credibility of the goods. The QR codes are also being used in order to help reduce the export of … Read entire article »

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Increased Use of Mobile Devices Leads to Vulnerabilities

Increased Use of Mobile Devices Leads to Vulnerabilities

With people utilizing mobile devices more… hackers have turned their attention to finding ways to breach operating systems, applications, software, and mobile sites as a means to steal company information. There’s also an increased risk of mobile devices being stolen, lost, damaged, or accessed by an unauthorized party, making the need to take security measures increasingly important. Sure, there are services providers like Secure Data Recovery that can assist you with hard drive data (HDD recovery), Solid-state … Read entire article »

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Are retail QR codes reducing transparency?

Are retail QR codes reducing transparency?

A new Senate bill has brought a number of unnerving questions to light regarding quick response codes. A new Senate bill has been looking into manufacturer and retail QR codes and the way they’re used. The bill will help to determine how specific or vague information can be when a barcode is present. Many have expressed concerns that quick response codes could be used to shrink transparency, not boost it. The Senate bill has raised a number of … Read entire article »

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Top mobile security threats include app collusion and ransomware

Top mobile security threats include app collusion and ransomware

Intel Security has released the results of its latest data analysis and has revealed the leading problems. Intel Security data has revealed the leading mobile security threats. Mobile app collusion, ransomware and the Pinkslipbot Trojan are among the top cybersecurity problems. These threats have been growing especially quickly over the last quarter. Ransomware has been spending a great deal of time within the media spotlight over the last short while. The recent McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2016 … Read entire article »

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QR code validation now available on NYS Insurance Fund certificates

QR code validation now available on NYS Insurance Fund certificates

The new quick response code feature has been added to provide quick and easy proof of coverage. The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) has announced that it is adding a new mobile friendly feature to its certificates in the form of QR code validation that can be scanned to prove that coverage exists. NYSIF has stated that all certificates for workers compensation will now be outfitted with QR codes. The reason these were chosen is that QR … Read entire article »

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New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

Several new trends could determine the future of the mobile payments world The mobile payments space is gaining momentum and evolving at a rapid pace. According to a report from eMarketer, the amount of money being spent by consumers in the mobile space will triple this year. As the mobile space continues to grow, new trends are likely to emerge throughout this sector. Some of these trends may provide businesses with new opportunities to engage consumers … Read entire article »

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Touch ID added to American mobile banking app

Touch ID added to American mobile banking app

U.S. Bank has now announced that this security upgrade with fingerprint scanning is available. One of the latest announcements from U.S. Bank has revealed that its mobile banking app will now support Touch ID for iPhone users as a simpler way to keep their financial details safe while still conveniently accessing their account. This means that users of recent iPhone generations can use their fingerprints as passwords. According to the U.S. Bank executive vice president and head of … Read entire article »

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