Mobile security threats cause CEOs to be “extremely concerned”

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As smartphones reach nearly full saturation among global execs, it means certain risks are growing. As virtually every exec around the world is now armed with a smartphone and with the growing number of data breaches making headlines, CEOs are starting to recognize that mobile security is a very important topic for them to consider. The saturation point of the ownership of mobile devices is creating threats that could potentially be detrimental. What a recent study published by CNBC International showed was that execs aren’t unaware of this mobile security…

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Cyber security may be in for some change in 2015

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Cyber attacks place more focus on security In 2014, various cyber attacks made headlines and attracted attention throughout the world. These attacks led to serious financial damage for companies that were targeted and saw the personal information of millions of people stolen. While cyber attacks are nothing new, there were many high-profile attacks targeting large companies, like JPMorgan, in 2014. This may have revitalized the focus in the cyber security sector, especially as mobile technology begins to play a bigger role in society. Cyber security may become more defined in…

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Mobile security to the max in new BlackBerry smartphone for Boeing

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The aircraft manufacturer has turned to the handset maker to come up with a self destructing “Black” phone. Boeing, the defense contractor and manufacturer of aircraft has now entered into an agreement with BlackBerry, the recovering Canadian smartphone maker, in order to be able to create a “Black” device with top mobile security levels including a self destruction feature. This highly secure smartphone is meant to be designed for government agencies that require super safe device use. Early reports about the high mobile security device state that it will be…

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Wearable technology may face security challenges

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New wearable devices may become popular targets for hackers and some malicious groups Wearable technology is gaining ground. While relatively few companies have plans to release a wearable device in the near future, there are some big-name companies that will be among the first to tackle market challenges when they introduce their devices in 2015 and 2016. Apple is one such company. Apple plans to launch its Apple Watch platform in the very near future, but the company will have to address some serious security issues if it wants to…

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Mobile security isn’t good enough for consumers in the US

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The fears that shoppers have when it comes to using their devices is continuing to hold m-commerce back. According to the results of a recent study, a lack of trust in mobile security is continuing to hold back shopping over m-commerce, but it is also invading on the potential success of banking apps. The research showed that almost half of all consumers in the United States say they would never use mobile payments. Intercede, a digital identity firm showed that its “The Rise of the Identity Centric Economy” study revealed…

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The Time to Take Mobile Security Seriously is Now

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With mobile technology beginning to play such an important role in people’s lives, security is not longer a thing that can be ignored. Mobile commerce is here to stay and that means that more people will be using their devices to pay for goods and services. This also means that financial information will be trafficked through the digital space more frequently than it already is. Unfortunately, many platforms simple do not have the security measures in place to protect everyone’s financial information. The burden of security also cannot reliably be…

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Mobile security threats target Android banking apps

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Scammers are focusing in on applications that allow smartphone users to manage their money. According to Kaspersky Lab, one of the largest mobile security vulnerabilities at the moment is in Android smartphone based banking apps, which have become a considerable focus of scammers. Cyber crime is rapidly growing and these criminals are clearly aiming directly at the money. Kaspersky Lab is an antivirus software maker from Russia. According to its co-founder and chief executive, Eugene Kaspersky, 99 percent of mobile security attacks are occurring over Android smartphones. This is a…

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Mobile security threats may be the largest corporate issue this year

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A new survey has indicated that many professionals think that malware on smartphones and tablets will be problematic. As the number of smartphones and tablets sold every year continues to break all previous records, experts in mobile security threats are now expected to be the biggest problem that businesses will be facing throughout this year. This risk is worsened as the number of people who use their devices for both business and personal reasons climbs. According to the results of a recent study that was issued by Lumension, an IT…

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Mobile cybercrime is expected to become more creative next year

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Experts are cautioning device users to take greater care in protecting themselves against security issues. Panda Security, a security vendor, recently released a statement that cautioned smartphone and tablet users to expect that mobile cybercrime will become increasingly creative throughout 2014, particularly through its social engineering. The company predicted that this will be one of a number of forms of security issue that will be worsening next year. The experts at Panda Security have forecasted that mobile cybercrime, as well as threats to corporate security, and ransomeware will be among…

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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 threat growing with new gadgets

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The various types of technology that are being released today may be placing our privacy at further risk. The latest gadgets, such as Google Glass, and a number of others, are gaining a great deal of hype, but as much as they have a great deal of potential, they may also be placing privacy and mobile security at risk. After all, individuals wearing augmented reality glasses can take pictures and video without anyone knowing. As privacy and mobile security become an increasing concern to those who are buying technology, these…

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