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Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … 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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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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