Research finds Android mobile shopping apps lack security

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Android users beware – US mobile commerce apps aren’t as safe as you think Recent security testing conducted by mobile security companies Appknox and SEWORKS reveals an estimated 40 of the top 50 Android mobile shopping apps in the United States have high-level vulnerabilities. The apps were tested across 34 different security testing categories. Almost all apps are vulnerable to hackers. The “Security Status in m-Commerce” report from Appknox and SEWORKS found that over 84% of the shopping apps tested had a minimum of three high-level security vulnerabilities. What’s more,…

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Mobile security quirk found with passwords in Android devices

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When a password is changed before a factory reset, many people are finding themselves locked out. There is an Android mobile security feature that has been making technology news headlines over the last few days, because it has taken some users by surprise – and not in the way that people like to be surprised. As it turns out, if a password is changed in an Android based device, it is best not to do a factory reset right away. The reason is that this mobile security feature may trigger…

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Mobile security issues continue to plague Android devices

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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 Symantec, “The report is based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence…

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Mobile security vulnerabilities rise through cheap apps

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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 a serious new layer to mobile security by securing its Android environment,…

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Mobile security from Norton leads the stress test for Android

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An independent testing lab released the results of their research to show that one company came out on top. AV-Test released the data from its six month long Android mobile security app stress test, last week, and assigned scores to the products from a number of different companies, identifying a clear leader. The highest overall score was assigned to one company though there were 21 that underwent the test. Norton Mobile Security was seen as the best performing by the independent German testing lab. There were 21 different apps tested…

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Mobile security product for Android unveiled by Trend Micro

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The announcement stated that the product allows for faster scanning for malware and data backup. Trend Micro has just announced the launch of its Mobile Security 3.0, which provides protection for Android devices and will extend its coverage to Facebook, provide users with data backup over the secure cloud at Trend Micro, and gives its users speedier malware scanning. The company explained that the upgrade is in response to the rising and evolving threats over Android. According to the Trend Micro regional director of digital marketing and consumer business, Terrence…

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Mobile security for Android boosted by Samsung Knox

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The handset maker is looking to enhance the management and safety of the data in their devices. A growing number of smartphone and tablet makers are each concentrating their efforts on the mobile security and data and apps management that is provided through the use of their devices. It has just been discovered that Samsung is making a massive play in this arena. New improvements to mobile security could prove to be critical to the success of several parts of the smartphone ecosystem as the devices are used for a…

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Mobile security alerts start the new year with the first Android malware warning

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The first warnings for mcommerce concerns for Google OS smartphones and tablets released for 2013. A new and relatively damaging mobile security threat has just been announced in the form of a Trojan virus that can attack Android smartphones and tablets, and device users are being cautioned to make efforts to protect themselves against it in the 2013. This malware is capable of attacks that involve execution of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). Little is still known about this mobile security threat, but what has already been understood is that…

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Aluminum foil could be the key to mobile security for NFC-enabled credit cards and smart phones

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Mobile commerce is becoming more popular around the world thanks to NFC technology. At this point, mobile payments seem to be inevitable as more companies begin to adopt NFC technology to help facilitate the new form of commerce. Though the concept is gaining momentum, consumers are showing serious concern for the safety of their financial information in relation to mobile payment platforms. NFC technology has enabled consumers to make purchases without making contact with a physical platform. The technology is used in credit cards and some smart phones, making these…

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Researchers create technology that can turn a credit card on and off

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With news of Google Wallet not being as safe as it should have been, many consumers are expressing concern over adopting mobile commerce. While telecommunications and technology companies are quick to assure consumers that mobile payment applications will be safe in the future, financial institutions are taking these concerns quite seriously. Many credit companies are working to move away from traditional magnetic strips for their payment cards. In an attempt to modernize commerce, these institutions are beginning to adopt NFC technology. They are also looking to researchers from the Pittsburgh…

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Google to suspend prepaid cards for Wallet platform in light of security issues

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Following news from Zvelo, a security firm, regarding a serious security issues with Google Wallet, Google’s mobile payment platform, Google has announced that it will be suspending the creation of new prepaid cards. The cards are linked to Google Wallet accounts and can be used to purchase goods from locations that are not capable of processing mobile transactions. Google is planning to address the issue and will resume issuing prepaid cards once the security problem has been resolved. The discovery of the flaw, however, may set Google’s plans for domination…

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