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Mobile app security gets tighter at WhatsApp

Mobile app security gets tighter at WhatsApp

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The popular messenger application now features two-step verification to keep it more secure. WhatsApp has bumped up its mobile app security by rolling out its two-step verification. The security boost is now available to its complete use base. The announcement of the feature was made quite subtly within an updated version of the official website FAQ. The official mobile app security update rollout occurred on Wednesday. Now, all users can use two-step verification to … Read entire article »

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BBM Enterprise to offer businesses secure communication

BBM Enterprise to offer businesses secure communication

IT departments have pricked their ears at the news that text-based communication will be safer. BBM Enterprise has undergone an important overhaul and is being launched as a secure text communication option for businesses. This plays into the company’s strong reputation for getting security right. The BlackBerry Messenger enterprise-level app has end-to-end encryption over all methods of communication. This means that regardless of whether voice, video or text communication is used, BBM Enterprise will keep it secure. The … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Android phone security wasn’t tight enough for a president

Trump’s Android phone security wasn’t tight enough for a president

The American president was required to hand over his beloved smartphone to the Secret Service. Ahead of President Trump’s inauguration, he handed his beloved smartphone to the Secret Service due to inadequate Android phone security. The device through which all those controversial tweets have been made has been replaced. Trump is now using an encrypted smartphone with far superior security and Secret Service approval. The president has also been issued a new telephone number. This could have a … Read entire article »

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QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

As the country works hard to go cashless, the use of quick response codes has spiked. India has managed to take lowly QR codes and make them a central part of the way things function. While the main spotlight has been focused on the quick response codes used in mobile payments transactions, the country is taking their use much further. You can scan a QR code to avoid using cash when buying from many merchants, but now … Read entire article »

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Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

An EU agency is cautioning consumers to be aware of the threats associated with wallet apps. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a report cautioning consumers about mobile payment security. The ENISA report pointed to an “explosive proliferation of viruses and malware affecting mobile devices.” The report included the results of an ENISA study into the threats within the mobile wallet app environment. The study examined the types of mobile payment security … Read entire article »

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Nook mobile security called into question in Tablet 7 model

Nook mobile security called into question in Tablet 7 model

Barnes & Noble’s latest mobile device has been criticized for pre-installed spyware. Nook mobile security is being called into question at a very unfortunate time of the shopping year. Barnes & Noble launched their Nook Tablet 7 in mid-November to add a new affordable tablet option to the market. The $50 tablet has a great deal of appeal to device users and gift givers shopping on a budget. While the tablet was aligned to provide some serious competition … Read entire article »

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Mobile app security on Facebook and WhatsApp may be lower than suggested

Mobile app security on Facebook and WhatsApp may be lower than suggested

Despite the fact that Amnesty called the applications the most secure smartphone messengers, they might not be safe. Mobile app security experts are now cautioning device users that Facebook and WhatsApp applications may not be secure. Even though Amnesty International gave the apps the coveted top titles in the security category, experts are saying they come with notable problems. The praise handed out by Amnesty International has been met with considerable skepticism and criticism. In fact, some members … Read entire article »

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SIX QR codes will replace inpayment slips by 2018

SIX QR codes will replace inpayment slips by 2018

The quick response codes have been approved by the board of directors for two years from now. The SIX Interbank Clearing Ltd board of directors gave its approval for SIX QR codes to be used instead of inpayment slips. The intention is to have all the paper slip barcodes replaced by the quick response codes by mid 2018. The QR code was already going to be used by the company but this will greatly broaden its use. The … Read entire article »

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Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

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 platform hasn’t managed to … 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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