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

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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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Mobile security alerts start the new year with the first Android malware warning

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The first warnings for mcommerce concerns for Google OS smartphones and tablets released for 2013. A new and relatively damaging mobile security threat has just been announced in the form of a Trojan virus that can attack Android smartphones and tablets, and device users are being cautioned to make efforts to protect themselves against it in the 2013. This malware is capable of attacks that involve execution of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). Little is still known about this mobile security threat, but what has already been understood is that…

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Norton Labs launches new QR code scanner that can protect from malicious content

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QR codes have not only become popular amongst businesses, they have also become a very useful tool for hackers. The codes have piqued the interest of smart phone users in the U.S. for the last four years, becoming more popular with each successive year. Hackers have seen this rise in popularity as a great opportunity to get their hands on people’s sensitive information. Recently, QR codes linked to malicious content, such as malware, have been becoming more common. Acclaimed security company Norton has released a new QR code scanning application…

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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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