IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

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While a growing number of people are adopting this type of technology, they are leaving themselves vulnerable. A recent Trustlook study has revealed that adequate IoT security is greatly lacking among the first wave of consumers to have adopted the tech. Early adopters are therefore leaving themselves vulnerable to breaches to their privacy, identity and information. The study was conducted by way of a survey that was held among consumers in September 2017. The Trustlook survey findings suggested that 54 percent of consumers with Internet of Things devices had not…

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Mobile devices bill signed by Obama allows for “unlocking”

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The president has now added his signature to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. U.S. President Barak Obama was in the White House Oval Office when he signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act that was created to help to improve the choices available to consumers and to enhance competition in the wireless industry by giving consumers the opportunity to unlock their mobile devices, among other options. This was a bipartisan bill that is meant to make it easier for Americans to be able to switch…

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Mobile security’s greatest threat to a businesses is its workers

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The results of a recent study have shown that employee devices bring with them a considerable risk. The growing popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) programs in workplaces is creating a great deal of accessibility and convenience for workers in a very affordable way for employers, but is equally increasing the mobile security risk exposures for those businesses. The details regarding the spike in threats to companies was detailed in a report based on a recent survey. The problem is primarily based on the issue that workers are using…

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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 device plan revealed by Pentagon

Department of Defense headquaters mobile security

The Department of Defense has unveiled its intentions for adopting apps and gadgets. The military has just revealed its plans for boosting the adoption of using devices with mobile security, in addition to apps, for both unclassified and classified uses. These commercial devices have to pass certain tests in order to make certain that they are appropriate. The Department of Defense issued a release that showed that it plans to adopt more commercial mobile security tested devices as well as secure apps within the military in order to use them…

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