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2016 Uber security hack leads to key staff firings

2016 Uber security hack leads to key staff firings

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A massive data breach that affected 57 million customers was not disclosed to those individuals last year. A massive Uber security breach that occurred in 2016 allowed hackers to get their hands on the personal information of 57 million customers. The handling of the event was poor enough that some of the company’s key security department personnel – including its head – have been fired. So far, Uber hasn’t released many details regarding … Read entire article »

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Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

The children’s branch of Google’s massively popular video streaming service lets viewers participate. A new YouTube Kids security policy has been implemented to make it possible for viewers to flag inappropriate videos targeting children. This will make it possible for service users to be able to call to YouTube’s attention the presence of disturbing and otherwise child-unfriendly videos using popular children’s characters among their keywords. This feature is meant to allow users to work to age restrict … Read entire article »

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Dating app security issues may represent greater vulnerabilities than expected

Dating app security issues may represent greater vulnerabilities than expected

These applications may be placing the private information of their users at risk of exposure. A recent study analyzing the dating app security in some of the most popular applications has found some serious vulnerabilities. Kapersky labs conducted the research and has found that many of these mobile apps are not adequately protecting the private information of their users. The research found the mobile apps leave users vulnerable to hackers who can potentially identify the users. The lack … Read entire article »

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QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

The National Mint Goznak and the country’s Central Bank revealed the quick response codes on two bills. The Central Bank of Russia and the National Mint Goznak have unveiled QR code currency bills on both their 200 ruble and 2,000 ruble bills. The front of each of those banknotes now feature a quick response code that can be scanned using a smartphone and barcode reader app. Scanning the QR codes directs the mobile device user to the … Read entire article »

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QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

A card featuring a quick response code allows the police to monitor a taxi’s entire journey. A new QR code tracking program is launching in Delhi, India, to help cab riders know they’ll be safe. It involves using an identification card displayed on the back of the driver’s seat. Passengers can scan the QR codes to provide the Delhi Police control room the ability to monitor the trip. The QR code tracking card will feature the barcode as … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce Security, QR Codes

IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

While a growing number of people are adopting this type of technology, they are leaving themselves vulnerable. A recent Trustlook study has revealed that adequate IoT security is greatly lacking among the first wave of consumers to have adopted the tech. Early adopters are therefore leaving themselves vulnerable to breaches to their privacy, identity and information. The study was conducted by way of a survey that was held among consumers in September 2017. The Trustlook survey findings suggested … Read entire article »

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Facial ID proves unpopular among consumers as a mobile payment security verification

Facial ID proves unpopular among consumers as a mobile payment security verification

A new Juniper Research study revealed that over 40 percent of iOS users don’t want to use this security tech. More than one in three iOS device users in the United States do not intend to use facial ID technology as a part of their mobile payment security. This, according to Juniper Research survey findings. The findings suggest that Apple’s own customers may not feel comfortable with the new facial recognition tech. Facial ID tech is among the … Read entire article »

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QR code scammers captured by police, ending retail fraud scheme

QR code scammers captured by police, ending retail fraud scheme

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 codes to the series … 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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