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Smartphone kill switch bill in California faces the governor

Smartphone kill switch bill in California faces the governor

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This legislation would require handset manufactures to include special anti-theft software on their devices. A bill that would require anti-theft technology in the form of a smartphone kill switch to be installed into devices that are going to be sold in California, is now before the state governor after it was passed by a final vote in the Senate. This mobile security bill was introduced by Senator Mark Leno, with the San Francisco … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce is failing among UK consumers

Mobile commerce is failing among UK consumers

Study shows that many people are uncomfortable with the idea of mobile payments Despite reports of the aggressive and widespread adoption of mobile commerce throughout the United Kingdom, consumers may not actually be as comfortable with the idea of mobile payments as some might suggest. A recent study from Intercede shows that the majority of UK consumers are uncomfortable with mobile commerce, with most saying that they would never make use of mobile banking services due … Read entire article »

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Digital Currency is the Way of the Future

Digital Currency is the Way of the Future

Digital currency is beginning to become a defining feature of a new era in technological integration. Mobile devices are everywhere, more people are beginning to shop online rather than at physical stores, and physical currency is quickly losing its appeal as a symbol. Years ago, a person could flash a roll of cash and attract envious gazes. Now, however, the color of a credit card and a smartphone can say more about a person’s financial … Read entire article »

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Mobile security move made by new BlackBerry acquisition

Mobile security move made by new BlackBerry acquisition

The struggling Canadian handset maker has now purchased the Secusmart anti-eavesdropping company. BlackBerry has now made the latest in a series of moves that are designed to allow the company to claw its way back into relevance and – dare it be said – successful recovery, through the acquisition of a mobile security company called Secusmart. The firm’s anti-eavesdropping technology align with BlackBerry’s new focus on amped up security. Secusmart’s high powered mobile security technology was initially developed … Read entire article »

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The Time to Take Mobile Security Seriously is Now

The Time to Take Mobile Security Seriously is Now

With mobile technology beginning to play such an important role in people’s lives, security is not longer a thing that can be ignored. Mobile commerce is here to stay and that means that more people will be using their devices to pay for goods and services. This also means that financial information will be trafficked through the digital space more frequently than it already is. Unfortunately, many platforms simple do not have the security measures … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments may be stuck in a stone age

Mobile payments may be stuck in a stone age

Mobile commerce is struggling with an inefficient monetization process Mobile commerce is not as successful as it could be and that is because of an inefficient monetization process, according to mobile payments firm Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski. The firm suggests that digital commerce is in  type of “Middle Ages,” while mobile commerce is in a “Stone Age.” While e-commerce has managed to flourish over the past several years, mobile commerce has struggled to find a foothold throughout … Read entire article »

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Mobile Security is in Need of Some Attention

Mobile Security is in Need of Some Attention

Security in a new age of technology Mobile security is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The world is becoming increasingly reliant on mobile technology and this has made the mobile space a target for malicious groups that have exploitation in mind. These groups are targeting mobile sectors that have yet to begin taking security seriously, and this means that mobile commerce has become a digital battlefield. Mobile commerce is an attractive target because it is … Read entire article »

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Mobile security strategy from AT&T uses geolocation to limit fraud

Mobile security strategy from AT&T uses geolocation to limit fraud

The service is now being tested and is meant to help to keep credit cards from being used by the wrong people. AT&T has revealed that it intends to begin a mobile security service test to help to make it safer for customers to be able to use their credit cards while they are overseas, while improving the fraud protection security that they provide. The service will use geolocation technology to help to ensure that the person … Read entire article »

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