Mobile security improvements on their way to Apple following breaches

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CEO Tim Cook has made this announcement but denied that protection was lacking in celebrity selfie theft cases. While Apple CEO Tim Cook has denied that there has been any problem with the company’s cloud, online, and mobile security, and that this was not what lead to the theft of personal photos from over one hundred female celebrity accounts, he has still vowed to improve the protection that the company provides. Cook has now provided some details with regards to the new notification system that will go into place very…

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Mobile security threats underscored by celebrity photo hacking

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The issue of digital privacy vulnerabilities has been placed back in the spotlight with online and cloud storage. The celebrity photo hacking scandal has brought mobile security and digital privacy issues up into the headlines and into the minds of many people who had placed a great deal more faith in the protection available to them from the storage of their own personal data, files, and photos. Individuals and businesses, alike, are using cloud based storage systems at an increasing rate. They are using this type of storage for all…

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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 through transparency recommended by FTC report

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The recommendations were made at a time that smartphone payments systems are still struggling to take off. A new report from the FTC is recommending that smartphone payments systems offer greater mobile security and transparency in order to increase their appeal to consumers by shrinking one of the largest barriers that is standing in the way of mass adoption. At the moment, there is no single payments system that is taking a considerable lead among consumers. Though it is widely believed that giants such as Google Wallet, ISIS, Square, and…

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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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WiST unveils new sensor technology that could bring more security to mobile commerce and other industries

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As mobile commerce continues to grow in popularity, more technology companies are working to create new security measures for the industry. WiST, a wireless technology firm, has unveiled its latest sensory tracking devices that use NFC technology. The company claims that these new devices could improve the security of a variety of different ventures, including health care services, asset management, and banking. The company says that it could also help stop rhino poaching. WiST sensors are, essentially, NFC tags. As with NFC tags, the WiST sensors can take a variety…

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Cryptomathic creates mobile wallet application that uses cloud computing as a security measure

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In the world of mobile commerce, security is a serious issue. Many companies have begun investing and creating mobile applications that make mobile commerce possible. None, however, have been able to make an application that is adequately secure from hacking. Even acclaimed technology company Google has failed to provide a resilient service. Cryptomathic, an electronic security firm, now claims that is has created the first secure mobile wallet platform. The company recently released the application to consumers worldwide. The application, called Cloud Wallet, uses cloud computing as a way to…

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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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Google Wallet security compromised with the use of simple brute force programs

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Google’s ambitious endeavor to become a major force in the emerging industry of mobile commerce has been going well. The company’s Google Wallet mobile payment application has been well received amongst consumers with NFC-enabled smart phones. There may be a problem, however, with the security of Google’s system. The acclaimed technology company has been adamant in their claims that NFC transactions with Google Wallet are entirely safe, as the application boasts of a number of high-end security features. It seems that Google did not account for hackers using brute force…

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Worries over privacy and security in mobile

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Throughout this year, there will be a great deal of movement toward enforcement in the privacy and security areas of mobile, as many concerns have already been identified regarding the use of mobile apps, discount coupons, and payments. Mobile commerce is seeing an explosive growth, which does indicate that people are starting to become more comfortable with the concept of using their mobile devices to make payments for purchases. That said, there is still a certain degree of worry in the mobile sphere regarding the security of using smartphones for…

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