New mobile security chief joins BlackBerry team

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The smartphone manufacturer is gearing up to boost the strength of its mobile security technology. BlackBerry has announced that it has hired a new chief security officer, giving the struggling handset maker an improved focus on the development of mobile security technology. The new chief security officer is David Kleidermacher, who will oversee security feature development. Kleidermacher will hold this responsibility over mobile security device software as well as for other products, and to take the lead in research and development targeted toward the prevention of security breaches. This is…

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Mobile security partnership formed between BlackBerry and Samsung

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Technology news headlines are buzzing as the two rivals have come together in this effort. It has now been confirmed that BlackBerry Ltd. has entered into a partnership with its rival handset maker, Samsung Electronics Co. in order to be able to work together to bring the increased mobile security technology to the Android operating system. BlackBerry may still be struggling, but it continues to be recognized for the high levels of security it provides. Beginning in 2015, this partnership will allow business customers to be able to gain access…

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Mobile Security is in Need of Some Attention

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Security in a new age of technology Mobile security is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The world is becoming increasingly reliant on mobile technology and this has made the mobile space a target for malicious groups that have exploitation in mind. These groups are targeting mobile sectors that have yet to begin taking security seriously, and this means that mobile commerce has become a digital battlefield. Mobile commerce is an attractive target because it is awash with financial information that is, more often than not, left unguarded. In 2013,…

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Preventing fraud with digital payment systems

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Mobile payment systems have gained a bad reputation due to past issues with identity verification. However, in recent years digital security has significantly improved and is now more secure than manual store methods. Digital payment technology is advancing at a very rapid pace and can provide users with tools through third party applications that can be used for anything from transferring money to processing payments. Identity Verification Tools Electronic signatures allow you to sign contracts via your tablet and smart phone from home. Processes like this present security concerns; however,…

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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 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 could benefit from combined Nokia and Microsoft effort

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The two companies are actively working to raise the stakes for making the devices safer. Microsoft’s agreement to purchase the smartphone business from Nokia – worth $7.2 billion – is giving the software company the boost that it may need to surpass both Samsung and Apple in terms of mobile security. The company is gathering what it needs to create a smartphone platform that is enterprise class. Despite the fact that Microsoft does now have the technology and will soon also have the manufacturing facilities that it requires, it is…

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Mobile security partnership formed among U.S. Government, IQT and Tyfone

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NFC technology will be at the center of the strategic investment and tech development deal. Tyfone, a mobility software and NFC technology solutions provider, has just entered into a mobile security agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is a nonprofit that discovers new and innovative technology solutions for the American government. According to the IQT technology vice president, Jay Emmanuel, “Tyfone has an impressive patent portfolio and history of innovation in mobile financial, secure ID management, and NFC solutions”. He added that “We believe that Tyfone’s technology has the potential to…

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Anti-counterfeit technology could make QR codes safer for consumers

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As QR codes become a more integrated part of society, the risks they present to consumers is becoming more noticeable. Malicious codes have been appearing all over the world. These codes often link to mobile websites that contain viruses or other dubious content. Six Degrees Counterfeit Prevention, creators of security technologies and strategies, has entered the QR field in the hopes of making codes, and consumers, safer. The company is bringing its innovative encryption technology to the fashion industry, where QR codes are seeing a great deal of use. The…

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