Many companies reduce mobile security level to raise business performance

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Nearly one third of firms are not adequately equipped to cope with smartphone security concerns. Thirty two percent of businesses are inadequately equipped to achieve the mobile security level needed for IoT and BYOD, said a Verizon report. The report indicated that bring your own device policies are leaving companies open to cyberthreats. Many firms are unprepared for the Internet of Things. Nearly one in three businesses said they sacrificed mobile security in favor of business performance. Moreover, the Verizon report showed that only 14 percent of businesses had implemented…

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QR code parking solution helps to secure vehicles within the city

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Police in Islamabad recently implemented a new solution designed for smartphone using drivers. A new QR code parking technology has been installed by police in Islamabad, for the purpose of making it safer and more secure for drivers to park their vehicles. The new tech is called Park Secure and is meant to provide easy to scan parking codes. The police announced the use of the Park Secure QR code parking technology which now secures all public parking areas in the city. The Park Secure system is designed to digitally…

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TVS Motors uses QR code stamps to combat counterfeit parts

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The company is making an effort to try to make it easy to spot fake spare parts that look like its own. As a part of a broad strategy to combat fake spare parts, TVS Motors is using QR code stamps on its own products. Fakes have become increasingly commonplace within its market, to the point that is beginning to cut into their sales. The quick response codes are meant to help to identify legitimate parts and authenticate them easily. Some of the TVS Motors products such as the Cam…

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Small tea growers receive QR code identification card to verify identity


The first wave of cards have been issued to Assam members of the Tea Board of India. The Tea Board of India has started issuing new QR code identification cards to its Assam small tea growers. The first group of growers now have their cards in the Bongaigaon District in an event held by the board’s executive director. Members of the small tea growers tea association in that region received the first batch of I.D. cards. Identification systems among the small tea growers in the Assam state of India has…

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DoubleClick YouTube ad system hacked for cryptocurrency mining

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A number of users spotted display ads that were secretly using the opportunity for crypto mining. Twitter recently lit up with tweets about cryptocurrency miners abusing the YouTube ad system. Video viewers recognized that the display ads they were viewing were secretly taking advantage of the user’s CPU in order to power their mining efforts. The tweets started as only a handful of people said their antivirus programs notified them of the behavior. That said, the numbers rapidly exploded as people received notifications that cryptocurrency mining was detected from the…

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Haven app adds Edward Snowden’s mobile security to Android devices

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A newly released mobile application is designed to turn smartphones into inconspicuous security systems. The Freedom of the Press Foundation, The Guardian Project and Edward Snowden’s recent collaboration has brought the new Haven app to Android smartphones. The application was created to make the devices work like security systems while remaining unobtrusive. At the moment, the new Haven mobile security app is available to the public in its beta form. The Haven app was designed to use the sensor’s built into the phone to detect sudden environmental changes around the…

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2016 Uber security hack leads to key staff firings

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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 the original handling of the data breach. The company’s press release on the topic did mention that…

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Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

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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 certain kinds of videos to keep them in the main YouTube app. Once…

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Dating app security issues may represent greater vulnerabilities than expected

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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 of dating app security could then allow the hackers to steal the…

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

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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 Central Bank’s official website. That site provides detailed information about the QR code…

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QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

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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 well as the driver’s name and other ID details in addition to…

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