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Mobile security fix needed for Heartbleed on BBM Android and iOS

Mobile security fix needed for Heartbleed on BBM Android and iOS

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This according to a release made by BlackBerry, the update is also going to be released for its BBM software. BlackBerry Ltd. has announced its intentions to release mobile security updates that will protect iOS and Android devices so that the Heartbleed program vulnerabilities will be addressed. At first, experts had advised companies to focus on protecting their websites. Now, it looks as though the threats also extend to the tech that is used … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

Mobile security issues continue to plague Android devices

Mobile security issues continue to plague Android devices

Symantec’s latest report has shown that malware writers are continuing to focus on at operating system. New data that has been released by Symantec has confirmed that mobile security is continuing to be an issue for Android device users above all others as malware writers continue to prefer that operating system over any other smartphone platform. This helps to illustrate how important it is to take precautions particularly with an Android based device. According to the publication from … Read entire article »

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Claro to launch new mobile payments service in Brazil

Claro to launch new mobile payments service in Brazil

New service to be made available in summer Brazilian mobile operator Claro has unveiled plans to launch a new mobile payments service throughout the country. The launch of this service is being slated for summer and Claro has partnered with Bradesco, a prominent financial institution, and Giescke & Devrient, makers of SIM cards, in order to make the service come to life. Mobile commerce has been gaining momentum in Brazil recently as more consumers gain access … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Yapital aims to become a mobile commerce leader in Europe

Yapital aims to become a mobile commerce leader in Europe

Yapital has plans to compete with PayPal in the European market Yapital, a payment processor based in Germany, has plans to become a competitor to PayPal in Europe. The company specializes in cashless payments and has seen a great deal of promise in the emerging mobile commerce sector in Europe. More consumers are using their smartphones to purchase products online, which has lead to the emergence of a multitude of mobile applications that aim to make … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

New Zealand to introduce new standards for mobile payments

New Zealand to introduce new standards for mobile payments

New standards have been introduced by Payments New Zealand Payments New Zealand, a national payments organization, has launched a new set of standards that are meant to provide more stability to the country’s mobile commerce field. The standards, known as the Mobile Device Rules and Standards, are meant to provide both consumers and businesses with the protection they need to adequately operate in the mobile commerce field. Mobile commerce is becoming more popular among New Zealand … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

Malicious advertisements are a plight to mobile marketing

Malicious advertisements are a plight to mobile marketing

Malicious ads are becoming more common Advertisements are becoming the most significant threat to mobile security. Mobile marketing has become quite important for businesses around the world due to the fact that many people are becoming reliant on their mobile devices. Society, as a whole, is beginning to use smartphones and tablets for shopping, research, communication, and various other important daily activities. As people become more mobile-centric, malicious groups are targeting the mobile field more aggressively … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Marketing

Mobile security provided by a simple password is vital in case of loss

Mobile security provided by a simple password is vital in case of loss

A recent study has shown that the odds of having a lost smartphone returned is only about 50/50. According to a recent mobile security experiment that was conducted in six different cities in Canada, the chances that a lost smartphone will be returned to its owner once it has been found by someone else are about 50/50. That said, the chances that lost mobile devices will be probed by finders are nearly 100 percent. Symantec, the massive online … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce Security, Technology News

Mobile security vulnerabilities rise through cheap apps

Mobile security vulnerabilities rise through cheap apps

These applications and a failure to incorporate inbuilt protection is increasing risk exposure. Among the primary struggles that have been faced by mobile security, so far, has been the vulnerabilities and risks that are added by the vast number of cheap applications and the low degree of protection that have been built into some of the largest app store environments. Primary among these has been the Android environment, though this could soon be changing. Google could be adding … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

United Kingdom leads Europe in mobile commerce

United Kingdom leads Europe in mobile commerce

Report highlights mobile shopping trends throughout the European Union TNS, a leading market research firm, has released a new report regarding the state of mobile commerce in Europe. Many Europeans have been growing quite fond of shopping online from their mobile devices in recent years. The number of people doing so has increased significantly as smartphones and tablets become more available throughout Europe. In the United Kingdom, consumers seem to be much more enthusiastic about mobile … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments