Retail mobile security breaches double in 2018, report

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Retailers saw two times more security breaches involving mobile devices between 2017 and 2018. A recent study published by the Verizon Mobile Security Index has revealed retail mobile security breaches are increasing. According to the study, 31% of retail respondents said they experienced a mobile compromise last year (2018), which is notably higher from the 16% reported in 2017. More than half of these security breaches were considered major. Over half (54%) of these retail mobile security compromises were considered major. Moreover, 27% had long-term repercussions. The study found that…

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QR codes can come with pharming risk

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These barcodes and portal sites could expose mobile device to security threats. There is a form of pop up window that is becoming more common for mobile internet surfers and that is posing a threat both for them and users of QR codes in terms of the security of their personal information. Device users are being advised to pay close attention to the barcodes they’re scanning and the pages they click. According to Bitscan, an internet security company from South Korea, QR codes and popular portals such as Daum and…

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Mobile security adoption is inadequate in New Zealand

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A report from Norton Cybercrime has shown that consumers are not protecting their smartphones. Norton Cybercrime has released a report that provides insights into the use – and lack thereof – of mobile security protection and behaviors by the people of New Zealand in order to help to improve awareness of the issue. The report’s release was aligned with the first day of New Zealand Cyber Security Awareness Week. The awareness week began on May 27, 2013 and pointed out a number of issues regarding the behaviors that people maintain…

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