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QR code scammers captured by police, ending retail fraud scheme

QR code scammers captured by police, ending retail fraud scheme

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Law enforcement was finally able to catch up with two men who were conning a number of retailers with quick response codes. Police finally managed to capture two sneaky QR code scammers who had managed to con a number of retailers using fake quick response codes. The two men were able to scam over 20 different retail stores before being tracked down by law enforcement. The QR code scammers took their fake quick response … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce popularity pushes fraudulent payment transactions to record highs

Mobile commerce popularity pushes fraudulent payment transactions to record highs

New data released in Europe shows card fraud was way up in 2016, as the U.K. suffers the most. A newly released report is pointing to mobile commerce popularity to help explain why card fraud transactions are skyrocketing in Europe. The United Kingdom is facing the largest losses among all the countries in the European Union, having recorded a £618 million (€713 million) loss last year. The European Union’s total losses were an estimated €1.8 billion in … Read entire article »

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Is your mobile phone security at risk because of your own actions?

Is your mobile phone security at risk because of your own actions?

A private investigator is cautioning consumers that they’re sharing their smartphone numbers too often. There are a number of mobile phone security risks to which device users are exposing themselves every day without even knowing it. The result, says private investigator Thomas Martin who is a former Drug Enforcement Agency agent, is that consumers are providing third parties with access to a surprisingly large amount of information about themselves. The cause is an over-willingness of American consumers … Read entire article »

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Terrorist social media marketing? Not on YouTube, says Google

Terrorist social media marketing? Not on YouTube, says Google

The technology giant has amped its extremism blocking efforts on the video sharing platform, using AI. Terrorist social media marketing – and how to block it – has become an area of central focus for the top platforms as both Facebook and YouTube work to combat the spread of extremist propaganda. Google and Facebook have both opened up to the public in their own ways to tackle this issue. To help fight terrorist social media marketing via YouTube, … Read entire article »

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So-called “Judy” Android malware could affect over 36.5 million devices

So-called “Judy” Android malware could affect over 36.5 million devices

The announcement of this spreading cyber attack follows closely on the heels of the WannaCry ransomware. In a month riddled with PC and cyber security issues, a new Android malware called “Judy” has made its way onto the scene. This is expected to affect more than 36.5 million smartphones and tablets, after WannaCry planted its ransomware into over 200,000 computers. The Judy malware was uncovered by researchers at Checkpoint security and it will rapidly infect millions. Judy is … Read entire article »

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Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

It takes nothing more than a photograph and a contact lens to trick the phone’s mobile security feature. The sophisticated and hyped smartphone iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t quite as secure as marketing claims have suggested. A German hacking group called the Chaos Computer Club has found a simple way around what Samsung called “one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked.” The electronics giant said that the patterns on a person’s … Read entire article »

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Mobile security threats warrant great protection efforts, says DHS report

Mobile security threats warrant great protection efforts, says DHS report

The Department of Homeland Security released recommendations about both devices and networks. A new report addressing mobile security threats was recently submitted by the Department of Homeland Security to Congress. The document suggested that the federal government would be wise to take a more active position in the organizations developing mobile device and network tech standards. The DHS also recommended expanding the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity service. That is the service it provides federal agencies to inform … Read entire article »

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Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

Apple came close to removing the ride sharing application from the App Store when it learned about secret tracking. The already controversial Uber app was recently nearly removed from Apple’s App Store. The iPhone maker discovered that the ride sharing company was continuing to track devices even after the mobile application was deleted. According to Uber, it was secretly tracking former users in order to avoid the risk of fraud. A new report showed that the Uber app … Read entire article »

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Samsung mobile security gets a boost with former US Department of Defense CIO

Samsung mobile security gets a boost with former US Department of Defense CIO

The South Korean consumer electronics giant has hired the security heavyweight, say recent reports. Former Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen, of the U.S. Department of Defense, is now an executive vice president boosting Samsung mobile security. The company reported the new hire to its mobile division over official channels. Halvorsen was with the Department of Defense until February 2017, after which time he retired from his position. Media speculation suggests Halvorsen will provide considerable Samsung mobile security support … Read entire article »

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Mobile payment security concerns continue to create serious privacy issues

Mobile payment security concerns continue to create serious privacy issues

A recent study by IIM Bangalore identified serious worries over smartphone based payment services. At a time when smartphones are essentially ubiquitous and digital wallets are picking up in popularity, mobile payment security concerns persist. According to a recent study, worries over risks of privacy and security continue to be problematic. Among the main issues appears to be the lack of global consistency in terms of mobile security standards. A study conducted by the Center for Software and … Read entire article »

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QR code con culprits identified in China

QR code con culprits identified in China

Two men are accused of being behind the fake bike rental quick response codes. A massive QR code con is underway in China, scamming bicycle renters out of their money. As was recently reported by QR Code Press, the quick response codes played a central role in causing consumers to pay into the wrong bank account as they attempted to rent a bike. Two men have now been arrested after being accused of pasting fake QR codes … Read entire article »

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