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Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … Read entire article »

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Mobile security threats warrant great protection efforts, says DHS report

Mobile security threats warrant great protection efforts, says DHS report

The Department of Homeland Security released recommendations about both devices and networks. A new report addressing mobile security threats was recently submitted by the Department of Homeland Security to Congress. The document suggested that the federal government would be wise to take a more active position in the organizations developing mobile device and network tech standards. The DHS also recommended expanding the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity service. That is the service it provides federal agencies to inform … Read entire article »

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Samsung mobile security gets a boost with former US Department of Defense CIO

Samsung mobile security gets a boost with former US Department of Defense CIO

The South Korean consumer electronics giant has hired the security heavyweight, say recent reports. Former Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen, of the U.S. Department of Defense, is now an executive vice president boosting Samsung mobile security. The company reported the new hire to its mobile division over official channels. Halvorsen was with the Department of Defense until February 2017, after which time he retired from his position. Media speculation suggests Halvorsen will provide considerable Samsung mobile security support … Read entire article »

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Mobile payment security concerns continue to create serious privacy issues

Mobile payment security concerns continue to create serious privacy issues

A recent study by IIM Bangalore identified serious worries over smartphone based payment services. At a time when smartphones are essentially ubiquitous and digital wallets are picking up in popularity, mobile payment security concerns persist. According to a recent study, worries over risks of privacy and security continue to be problematic. Among the main issues appears to be the lack of global consistency in terms of mobile security standards. A study conducted by the Center for Software and … Read entire article »

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QR code con culprits identified in China

QR code con culprits identified in China

Two men are accused of being behind the fake bike rental quick response codes. A massive QR code con is underway in China, scamming bicycle renters out of their money. As was recently reported by QR Code Press, the quick response codes played a central role in causing consumers to pay into the wrong bank account as they attempted to rent a bike. Two men have now been arrested after being accused of pasting fake QR codes … Read entire article »

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WhatsApp security gets a boost with newly introduced patch

WhatsApp security gets a boost with newly introduced patch

The messaging app’s vulnerabilities had been exposing users to having their accounts hijacked. Encrypted messaging service Telegram and WhatsApp security has now improved as patches correct detected vulnerabilities. The problems were leaving users open to having their accounts taken over, including providing access to photos and videos, personal and group conversations, and other types of files. The vulnerabilities were recently identified and revealed b here different Check Point Software Technologies researchers. The researchers were: Roman Zaikin, Eran Vaknin … Read entire article »

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QR code system uses fingerprints and face recognition to secure construction site

QR code system uses fingerprints and face recognition to secure construction site

A Chinese property developer, Country Garden Holdings, is using the tech for improved digital environment monitoring. A Chinese property developer listed in Hong Kong is using a QR code system enhanced by fingerprint and facial recognition technology to boost security. The digital environment monitoring system was implemented by Country Garden Holdings to improve efficiency and quality at the construction site. The quick response codes and biometric scans have been put into place at the company’s Chashan Mansion … Read entire article »

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Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

An EU agency is cautioning consumers to be aware of the threats associated with wallet apps. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a report cautioning consumers about mobile payment security. The ENISA report pointed to an “explosive proliferation of viruses and malware affecting mobile devices.” The report included the results of an ENISA study into the threats within the mobile wallet app environment. The study examined the types of mobile payment security … Read entire article »

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We-Vibe app intimate data collection leading to class-action lawsuit

We-Vibe app intimate data collection leading to class-action lawsuit

The company behind the smartphone enabled sex toy is accused of using the application for secretly collecting data. A woman from the United States has launched a class action lawsuit proposal regarding the function of the We-Vibe app. The mobile app provides smartphone control over a sex toy manufactured in Canada. The woman has accused the company of secretly collecting “highly sensitive” information through the app. The device in question is a vibrator that is activated and controlled … Read entire article »

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Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

The new Facebook app aimed directly at teens is causing worries over potential personal security issues. Mobile privacy concerns have appeared along with the unveiling of Facebook’s new Lifestage app. The mobile application is geared directly toward teens, raising worries about certain personal security risks. Facebook started as a social network for university students, but its market has been growing increasingly older. Those young original users have stuck with the social network. However, the platform hasn’t managed to … Read entire article »

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