Mobile banking Trojans are an increasing threat in Q2 2018, report

Mobile Banking Trojans - Cybe Attack on mobile

New report from Kaspersky Labs reveals mobile banking app Trojan attacks are at an historic high. Mobile banking Trojans are one of the worst types of mobile malware, as they are designed to steal money directly out of a mobile user’s bank account(s). Now, according to a Kaspersky Lab’s Q2 IT threat evolution report, this form of cyberattack has more than doubled in Q2 2018 compared to Q1 2017. The malware is typically disguised as a legitimate banking app. Trojan attacks are a popular choice among cybercriminals across the globe.…

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Cyber Attacks Don’t Die, They Evolve

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Cybersecurity often feels like taking one step forward and two steps back. An attack will appear, the security community will respond, and eventually the threat will be eradicated. Then, a few months down the road, the threat reappears in a newer and stronger form. Most commonly, it’s evolved to specifically bypass the defenses created to combat it. This has always been true of cyberattacks. The earliest hackers searched for ways to tweak or re-purpose code after encountering a new defense. Or, rather than search for new vulnerabilities, they found new…

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Cybersecurity could be a major barrier for mobile payments

Mobile Payments

Mobile payments and e-commerce may suffer due to lackluster cybersecurity features The U.S. government may begin taking more aggressive steps to ensure companies take cybersecurity more seriously, especially when it comes to e-commerce and mobile payments. Consumers throughout the country have been enthralled by the concept of mobile payments and this form of commerce is becoming more common as businesses work to meet the demands coming from these consumers. The problem, however, is that cybersecurity is not typically taken seriously by these companies. Even those with a strong focus on…

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Dynotag introduces next generation QR codes that offer new protections to consumers

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Dynotag, a technology company based in Seattle, Washington, has released a new line of innovative QR code products and services. These products and services are designed to make QR codes more intuitive for consumers and businesses, both tech-savvy and otherwise. They are also meant to give consumers peace of mind in a time when cybersecurity is becoming a major concern. Though QR codes are a popular tool for marketers, hackers are finding uses for the codes as well. The potential threat of identity theft has been one of the reasons…

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