BlackBerry to acquire mobile security firm

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The business services boosting purchase of Good Technology is going to be for $425 million. BlackBerry is going to be buying the mobile security firm called Good Technology for a total of $425 million in cash, in order to considerably enhance its business related services at the same time that the smartphone hardware market share remains flat. The goal of this acquisition is to appeal to a larger number of business customers through improved security. Good Technology is a California- based company that provides mobile security for apps, email, and…

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Mobile security to gain momentum in coming years

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Mobile security may have a big year in 2015, driven by interests in the mobile commerce field Mobile security is likely to become more important this year, especially as more people begin to participate in the mobile commerce space. A new report from TechNavio shows that the global mobile security market is beginning to gain momentum. More businesses are placing a strong focus on mobile security, especially those in the retail space that accept mobile payments. In the coming year, security may become a major priority for businesses throughout the…

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Payfone launches new mobile security service

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Payfone will be working with banks for the launch of its Identity Certainty products in 2015 Payfone, a mobile security solutions provider, has announced the launch of a new product called Identity Certainty, which will be used by several banks to ensure the security of financial information. The company has partnered with three major financial institutions, which will begin using Identity Certainty in the first quarter of 2015. These institutions will also be working with Early Warning, a fraud protection and risk management firm, in order to become more secure.…

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Mobile security move made by new BlackBerry acquisition

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The struggling Canadian handset maker has now purchased the Secusmart anti-eavesdropping company. BlackBerry has now made the latest in a series of moves that are designed to allow the company to claw its way back into relevance and – dare it be said – successful recovery, through the acquisition of a mobile security company called Secusmart. The firm’s anti-eavesdropping technology align with BlackBerry’s new focus on amped up security. Secusmart’s high powered mobile security technology was initially developed in order to provide the smartphones of German government officials – such…

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Mobile security vulnerabilities rise through cheap apps

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These applications and a failure to incorporate inbuilt protection is increasing risk exposure. Among the primary struggles that have been faced by mobile security, so far, has been the vulnerabilities and risks that are added by the vast number of cheap applications and the low degree of protection that have been built into some of the largest app store environments. Primary among these has been the Android environment, though this could soon be changing. Google could be adding a serious new layer to mobile security by securing its Android environment,…

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Report highlights mobile security for merchants

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Retailers are taking mobile security more seriously as commerce continues to change As retailers become more interested in mobile commerce, they are also beginning to become more interested in the matter of mobile security. The mobile sector has become a popular place for fraudulent activity and such activities could be having a significant financial impact on businesses and consumers alike. LexisNexis has released a new report that focuses on the impact of fraud and sheds some light on how fraud is growing throughout the retail sector. Merchants are being exposed…

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Mobile security based on heartbeat to be used by Bitcoin

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The online currency is looking to biometrics to verify identity. Bitcoin has already changed the way companies, businesses, and governments think of currency, and now it’s working on altering the way that mobile security verifies identities, through the use of a wearable biometrics through the use of a user’s heartbeat. They will be using a smartphone app called Nymi which was developed by a company called Bionym. Bionym is a company based in Toronto, Canada. This mobile app development will help to make sure that digital wallets are more secure.…

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Mobile security report shows spending to reach all time high

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A recent report issued by Research and Markets has revealed that spending could come to $9 billion in 2013. Research and Markets has now released a report on recent data that has illustrated a trend in mobile security spending, worldwide, and that indicates that the figures will be reaching their highest point, to date. The report has indicated that spending on software, infrastructure and services is already aimed at its largest amount ever. The report from Research and Markets indicates that global spending on these mobile security factors will likely…

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Mobile security gains momentum on the back of biometric technology

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Biometrics could revolutionize mobile security Goode Intelligence, a market research and analysis firm, has released a new forecast report concerning the state of the mobile market and the demand for biometric security solutions. Mobile security has become a major issue for businesses and consumers alike. With technology playing a larger role in society, a lack of security could have dire consequences for many people. The new market report from Goode Intelligence outlines the growing prominence that mobile security is beginning to establish throughout the world. More than 3.4 billion people…

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Mobile security weaknesses revealed at Money 2020 in Vegas

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The general message from the speakers is that awareness will be critical to smartphone payments adoption and success. According to Money 2020 speaker David Abouchar, the senior director of product management at the online and mobile security firm called ControlScan, fraud is among the top barriers to the adoption of smartphone based payments and wallets. According to Abouchar, there are 10 billion acts of fraud on an annual basis. David Abouchar underscored the following important points regarding fraud and mobile security: • What merchants understand of the payment card industry…

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Mobile security increased in Australia to tackle fraud

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PayPal has announced that it is boosting its anti-fraud efforts for Australians using their services. As mobile security concerns ranging from credit card fraud to identity theft are growing among Australian consumers, PayPal has announced that it is bumping up the efforts that it is making to provide them with the protection they need to trust in the digital payments technologies. This will be accomplished by bringing the seller protection guarantee into the Australian retailer market. This effort by PayPal is being made to strengthen its mobile security credentials within…

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