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Terrorist social media marketing? Not on YouTube, says Google

Terrorist social media marketing? Not on YouTube, says Google

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … 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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Is Apple mobile security still compromised by CIA as Wikileaks claims?

Is Apple mobile security still compromised by CIA as Wikileaks claims?

The iPhone maker has responded to the released documents saying that the exploits are outdated. Wikilieaks released a slew of documents saying that Apple mobile security was being compromised by the CIA. It detailed the tremendous number of CIA software tools used for hacking into specific Macs and iPhones. Apple responded by issuing a statement saying that the Wikileaks data is outdated and have been dealt with long ago. The majority of the Apple mobile security breaches by … Read entire article »

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WhatsApp security gets a boost with newly introduced patch

WhatsApp security gets a boost with newly introduced patch

The messaging app’s vulnerabilities had been exposing users to having their accounts hijacked. Encrypted messaging service Telegram and WhatsApp security has now improved as patches correct detected vulnerabilities. The problems were leaving users open to having their accounts taken over, including providing access to photos and videos, personal and group conversations, and other types of files. The vulnerabilities were recently identified and revealed b here different Check Point Software Technologies researchers. The researchers were: Roman Zaikin, Eran Vaknin … Read entire article »

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Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

Scammers in China are placing their quick response codes on top of the popular bike rental barcodes. Mobike QR codes are now among the growing number of quick response codes that should be checked for imposters before being scanned. Scammers have been reportedly replacing the genuine bike rental barcodes with their own scannable code stickers. When unsuspecting bike renters scan the QR codes, they end up paying into the scammer’s account. Certain Mobike QR codes have been carefully … Read entire article »

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