Mobile security is bumped up at Google Play

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In app purchases will now require a password in order to complete the transaction. The Google Play Store has upped its mobile security by adding a new feature that will make it harder for people to be able to make unauthorized purchases through a smartphone or tablet. The addition of the requirement of a password is hoped to make a difference in ensuring purchases are legit. The mobile security move that requires a password to be entered in order to make an in app purchase through the Google Play Store…

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3 Steps To Protect Yourself From Malicious QR Codes

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Ninety-one percent of American adults own a cell phone, and 56 percent own a smartphone as of May 2013, according to Pew Internet Project research. Compare that against the 43 percent who report using QR codes for discounts, 23 percent who use QR codes to purchase an item and 18 percent who report using QR codes to learn more about a brand, details the Chadwick Martin Bailey Consumer Report, and you have a major activity rife for exploitation. QR codes are increasingly common, but they leave opportunities for malicious software…

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How to Use Your Android Phone Safely

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Google’s Android operating system is more popular than ever. Unfortunately, Android’s open source architecture and substantial market share have made it a continuing target of malware attacks. According to a recent report by Trend Micro, 79% of all malware threats affect Android. In fact, they report that there have been over a million of these threats in the first nine months of 2013 alone. While some of the statistics may be alarming, there is no reason for Android users to give up their devices. By following some prudent steps, you…

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Top 5 Apps for Smart Drivers

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There are countless apps for drivers across multiple platforms, capable of finding the safest roads, tracking fuel use, or even getting you out of a traffic ticket. Below is a selection of five of the best car-related apps for drivers, hand-picked to help you get the most out of both your car and the open road: Trapster Trapster is a database of user-submitted notes about road hazards, speed traps and speed enforcement cameras. Trapster allows users to pinpoint the location of various hazards to rate the validity of noted locations.…

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Should You Be Concerned About Wireless Credit Card Theft

You can shred your documents into infinitesimal scraps, guard your laptop with the latest security software, and fit your mail box with a lock and key, but you have overlooked a huge threat to your personal well-being. Resting benignly in your wallet lurks a massive fly in your identity-protecting ointment—your RFID-enabled credit card. What is RFID? Let’s face it. Society is obsessed with doing everything as quickly and easily as possible. Thanks to the latest technology, mobile payments have become even simpler. This is where RFID-enabled cards come in to…

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