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WhatsApp security gets a boost with newly introduced patch

WhatsApp security gets a boost with newly introduced patch

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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: … 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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QR code system uses fingerprints and face recognition to secure construction site

QR code system uses fingerprints and face recognition to secure construction site

A Chinese property developer, Country Garden Holdings, is using the tech for improved digital environment monitoring. A Chinese property developer listed in Hong Kong is using a QR code system enhanced by fingerprint and facial recognition technology to boost security. The digital environment monitoring system was implemented by Country Garden Holdings to improve efficiency and quality at the construction site. The quick response codes and biometric scans have been put into place at the company’s Chashan Mansion … Read entire article »

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Americans more confident in mobile payment security than global average

Americans more confident in mobile payment security than global average

Ninety-four percent of people in the U.S. are comfortable with wallet app security levels. Consumers are placing a growing level of trust in mobile payment security and smartphone based shopping, particularly in the United States. In fact, many consumers expressed greater confidence in their devices than the security of stores themselves. Interestingly, while the United States has not seen rapid adoption rates for mobile wallets, it doesn’t seem to be a lack of trust presenting the greatest barrier. … Read entire article »

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Mobile app security gets tighter at WhatsApp

Mobile app security gets tighter at WhatsApp

The popular messenger application now features two-step verification to keep it more secure. WhatsApp has bumped up its mobile app security by rolling out its two-step verification. The security boost is now available to its complete use base. The announcement of the feature was made quite subtly within an updated version of the official website FAQ. The official mobile app security update rollout occurred on Wednesday. Now, all users can use two-step verification to tighten the security of … Read entire article »

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BBM Enterprise to offer businesses secure communication

BBM Enterprise to offer businesses secure communication

IT departments have pricked their ears at the news that text-based communication will be safer. BBM Enterprise has undergone an important overhaul and is being launched as a secure text communication option for businesses. This plays into the company’s strong reputation for getting security right. The BlackBerry Messenger enterprise-level app has end-to-end encryption over all methods of communication. This means that regardless of whether voice, video or text communication is used, BBM Enterprise will keep it secure. The … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Android phone security wasn’t tight enough for a president

Trump’s Android phone security wasn’t tight enough for a president

The American president was required to hand over his beloved smartphone to the Secret Service. Ahead of President Trump’s inauguration, he handed his beloved smartphone to the Secret Service due to inadequate Android phone security. The device through which all those controversial tweets have been made has been replaced. Trump is now using an encrypted smartphone with far superior security and Secret Service approval. The president has also been issued a new telephone number. This could have a … Read entire article »

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QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

As the country works hard to go cashless, the use of quick response codes has spiked. India has managed to take lowly QR codes and make them a central part of the way things function. While the main spotlight has been focused on the quick response codes used in mobile payments transactions, the country is taking their use much further. You can scan a QR code to avoid using cash when buying from many merchants, but now … Read entire article »

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Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

An EU agency is cautioning consumers to be aware of the threats associated with wallet apps. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a report cautioning consumers about mobile payment security. The ENISA report pointed to an “explosive proliferation of viruses and malware affecting mobile devices.” The report included the results of an ENISA study into the threats within the mobile wallet app environment. The study examined the types of mobile payment security … Read entire article »

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Nook mobile security called into question in Tablet 7 model

Nook mobile security called into question in Tablet 7 model

Barnes & Noble’s latest mobile device has been criticized for pre-installed spyware. Nook mobile security is being called into question at a very unfortunate time of the shopping year. Barnes & Noble launched their Nook Tablet 7 in mid-November to add a new affordable tablet option to the market. The $50 tablet has a great deal of appeal to device users and gift givers shopping on a budget. While the tablet was aligned to provide some serious competition … Read entire article »

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Mobile app security on Facebook and WhatsApp may be lower than suggested

Mobile app security on Facebook and WhatsApp may be lower than suggested

Despite the fact that Amnesty called the applications the most secure smartphone messengers, they might not be safe. Mobile app security experts are now cautioning device users that Facebook and WhatsApp applications may not be secure. Even though Amnesty International gave the apps the coveted top titles in the security category, experts are saying they come with notable problems. The praise handed out by Amnesty International has been met with considerable skepticism and criticism. In fact, some members … Read entire article »

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