Is your mobile phone security at risk because of your own actions?

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A private investigator is cautioning consumers that they’re sharing their smartphone numbers too often. There are a number of mobile phone security risks to which device users are exposing themselves every day without even knowing it. The result, says private investigator Thomas Martin who is a former Drug Enforcement Agency agent, is that consumers are providing third parties with access to a surprisingly large amount of information about themselves. The cause is an over-willingness of American consumers to share their phone numbers. Cell numbers have a direct link to our…

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Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

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It takes nothing more than a photograph and a contact lens to trick the phone’s mobile security feature. The sophisticated and hyped smartphone iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t quite as secure as marketing claims have suggested. A German hacking group called the Chaos Computer Club has found a simple way around what Samsung called “one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked.” The electronics giant said that the patterns on a person’s iris are “virtually impossible to replicate.” That said, members of the German club…

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Prioritize security during the holidays

Mobile commerce security may need more attention The holiday season has arrived and that means that a lot of shopping needs to get done. Many people are opting to do their holiday shopping from their mobile devices this year, taking advantage of the some of the special offers that are being provided by retailers with an interest in mobile commerce. Some people are choosing to avoid physical stores, shopping instead directly from their mobile devices. Others, however, will be using their devices in-store in order to find the best deals…

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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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What is mobile commerce and how it affects the way we do business

Mobile commerce – creating a more convenient economic ecosystem within the palm of your hand Commerce is changing; it is becoming more mobile as smartphones and tablets become more prolific. Consumers are finding that their mobile devices are more convenient to use than traditional methods of commerce due to the vast assortment of applications that are available to them. The convenience and availability of these devices has caused a spike in mobile commerce activity and interest, with consumers showing that they are now more willing than ever before to move…

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QR codes and NFC could threaten Samsung smartphones with malicious code

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A single line of coding has been discovered that can wipe the devices back to factory settings. The latest mobile news has shaken some owners of Samsung smartphone devices, as they discover that activities as simple as visiting an mcommerce website, scanning QR codes, or using NFC transactions could be enough to wipe all of the saved data and settings from their devices. The tiny piece of coding is enough to return the phones back to their original status. The malicious coding has so far been reported as being able…

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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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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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