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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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FBI breaks through iPhone mobile security without Apple

FBI breaks through iPhone mobile security without Apple

This has caused the U.S. Justice Department to drop the legal action it had been pursuing against Apple. The FBI has now reported that it has been successful in using a new mobile security cracking technique that enabled them to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, and it managed to achieve its goal without any assistance from Apple. Apple had been refusing to comply with a demand that it write code to … Read entire article »

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FBI may be able to crack iPhone mobile security without Apple’s help

FBI may be able to crack iPhone mobile security without Apple’s help

The much-anticipated court hearing was brought to an abrupt halt as it may no longer be necessary. The FBI recently revealed that it may have come up with a method of breaking through the mobile security of an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attack shooters. This caused the Federal Bureau of Investigation to suddenly vacate the court hearing to force Apple to unlock the smartphone. It now looks as though Apple’s help may not … Read entire article »

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New York iPhone mobile security drug case appealed by Justice Department

New York iPhone mobile security drug case appealed by Justice Department

The ruling that blocked the government from being able to access information in a locked smartphone is being appealed. The Justice Department called a recent mobile security ruling by a New York judge “an unprecedented limitation” on judicial authority and has now called for a Brooklyn federal court to overturn the decision that stopped officials from being able to force Apple to write code that would unlock an iPhone linked to a drug case. This appeal has … Read entire article »

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Google to create Android RCS with mobile carriers

Google to create Android RCS with mobile carriers

As the tech giant attempts to modernize SMS messaging, it is working to release rich communication services. Google and several mobile carriers are now working together to attempt to create Android RCS (rich communication services) as well as to be able to release it and encourage its adoption among device users. To start, the company will be working with the GSMA as well as a number of regional and global carriers. Working with Google to be able to … Read entire article »

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Judge decides Apple can’t be forced into unlocking iPhone in drug case

Judge decides Apple can’t be forced into unlocking iPhone in drug case

The court’s decision came at a time when the FBI is trying to achieve the same thing for a San Bernardino shooter. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein has stated that the U.S. Justice Department is not within its right in saying that Apple is required to go ahead with an iPhone unlocking in a drug case. This was an important ruling as it has arrived at a time in which Apple is required to do the same … Read entire article »

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Google and Facebook now stand with Apple regarding mobile security probe by FBI

Google and Facebook now stand with Apple regarding mobile security probe by FBI

These giants and other large technology firms have been joining with civil liberties groups. A number of major tech firms, such as Google and Facebook, have now shown their support for Apple in its battle against the American government, in the iPhone mobile security unlocking case being investigated by the FBI. Those opposing the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone are continuing to grow. In fact, there are now more than 25 large technology firms that have … Read entire article »

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