This month aims to boost your mobile security

Mobile Security

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month to help people get treats, not tricks. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is now underway for October, and this year’s message, more than ever, has a focus on mobile security as well as on protecting computers and other devices from viruses, breaches and attacks. While Halloween decorations can make this month spooky, even scarier are the digital threats we face. Unfortunately, those cyber and mobile security threats are dangers that we face with every passing day and aren’t only limited to a single day…

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Mobile security is inadequate among American devices

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This, despite the fact that the average person in the United States does fear having gadgets hacked. The vast majority of people in the United States – that is, 69 percent – fee that a mobile security breach that caused their personal information to be stolen is something that is inevitable in their lifetimes, says a report issued by Citrix. That said, even though they feel that their odds of being hacked are high, their smartphones are primarily unprotected. Even though there have been some very high profile cyber attacks…

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Cyber security may be in for some change in 2015

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Cyber attacks place more focus on security In 2014, various cyber attacks made headlines and attracted attention throughout the world. These attacks led to serious financial damage for companies that were targeted and saw the personal information of millions of people stolen. While cyber attacks are nothing new, there were many high-profile attacks targeting large companies, like JPMorgan, in 2014. This may have revitalized the focus in the cyber security sector, especially as mobile technology begins to play a bigger role in society. Cyber security may become more defined in…

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Mobile Security is in Need of Some Attention

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Security in a new age of technology Mobile security is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The world is becoming increasingly reliant on mobile technology and this has made the mobile space a target for malicious groups that have exploitation in mind. These groups are targeting mobile sectors that have yet to begin taking security seriously, and this means that mobile commerce has become a digital battlefield. Mobile commerce is an attractive target because it is awash with financial information that is, more often than not, left unguarded. In 2013,…

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Mobile security report shows spending to reach all time high

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A recent report issued by Research and Markets has revealed that spending could come to $9 billion in 2013. Research and Markets has now released a report on recent data that has illustrated a trend in mobile security spending, worldwide, and that indicates that the figures will be reaching their highest point, to date. The report has indicated that spending on software, infrastructure and services is already aimed at its largest amount ever. The report from Research and Markets indicates that global spending on these mobile security factors will likely…

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The 2011 top tech headlines

Technology News

This year saw a number of major events in the technology industry, bringing surprising and attention grabbing headlines to the news throughout every month. Among the top stories in 2011 in the tech industry were the following: • The death of Steve Jobs – This was one of the top stories of the year for any category, not just tech. His passing brought about a reaction barely seen for the head of a corporation. On October 5 – a mere six weeks after he announced that he was retiring from…

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BBB warns that malicious QR codes could put consumers’ privacy at risk, offers some advice to thwart the threat

QR Code

As QR codes become more popular they are seeing more use. Only a year ago, the codes were all but unknown in the U.S. Now, they have become a staple in the world of marketing and are establishing themselves as a powerful and versatile social networking tool. Yet, the advent of QR codes in the west is not without its dangers and the Better Business Bureau of Canada and the U.S. has issued a number of warnings when it comes to using the codes. It may be difficult to attribute…

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NEWS FLASH…Cyber crime ring caught!

While we went about our daily routines last Tuesday, the FBI was playing Superhero and shutting down an enormous cyber crime ring. More than two million computers, mainly in the U.S. had been infected and used to retrieve delicate information, such as; account information and password information. The suspected criminals behind this operation were suspected to be a Russian crime group. The virus nicknamed “Coreflood” could be responsible for more than 100 million dollars stolen from business accounts and individuals. The Justice Department is continuing their investigation against the group…

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