Researchers find mobile app security problem with Xiaomi smartphones

Mobile app security - Xiaomi smartphone

A serious security flaw was uncovered in a pre-installed mobile app. Check Point Research experts have revealed that there is a serious mobile app security flaw hidden in a pre-installed app on Xiaomi smartphones. The security researchers discovered a vulnerability in an app bundled on Xiaomi devices that could potentially allow hackers to hijack smartphones and inject malware. The security flaw was discovered in the pre-installed Guard Provider security app. The mobile app security flaw may have affected millions of Xiaomi smartphone users worldwide. The researchers found the flaw within…

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Retail mobile security breaches double in 2018, report

Retail mobile security - cyber attack mobile

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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New DarkMatter smartphone is unlike any other in the world

DarkMatter Smartphone - Katim R01 - DarkMatter Group YouTube

A new mobile phone from UAE-based cybersecurity firm DarkMatter is the world’s first “ultra-secure” smartphone. The DarkMatter smartphone, which is called “Katim R01,” is a new mobile phone that the company has described as being the “world’s first ultra-secure smartphone.” The device was specifically designed by DarkMatter to withstand extreme field conditions and can survive being dropped, immersed in water for up to 30 minutes and run over. The device can also withstand other extremely harsh conditions that a regular smartphone cannot. In addition to water, among the other extremes…

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5 Tips to Staying Safe on Snapchat

Safe on Snapchat

Snapchat is a social networking app that allows people to send each other pictures, videos and text messages that disappear after a few seconds. The app is designed to destroy all images, videos and other content that has been received after 10 minutes. This means that neither the sender nor the receiver can store the content permanently. Although Snapchat allows people to communicate discreetly, it comes with a number of risks. If you are not careful, someone might hack into your account. Besides that, your images and videos can be…

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IMB’s unique mobile cybersecurity training center is a first in the industry

IBM X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center - Mobile Cybersecurity Facility

IBM has launched its X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center. A mobile cyber security training operations center has been launched by IBM Security. Known as the X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center (C-TOC), the mobile security unit will travel around the United States and Europe for the purpose of running incident drills with clients, according to an IBM press release. The mobile training center will provide on-demand cybersecurity support and build cybersecurity awareness. The first-of-its-kind, fully operational mobile cybersecurity facility is literally a travelling training center on wheels, housed in…

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QR Codes to Offer 3D Printed Objects New Anti-Counterfeiting Protection

QR Codes - 3D Printing Machine

Ensuring that a printed item is the real thing is now possible, thanks to the scientists who built an “exploded” QR (quick response) code into it. The number of products manufactured via 3D printing keeps increasing, therefore the potential for counterfeiting those products also rises. That is where QR codes come in. Quality Parts in 3D Printing Services Engineering scientists at the New York University have developed a system which tells 3D printers to include hundreds of tiny elements, made of inert materials located in the objects’ layers as they…

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Mobile banking fraud detected in seconds with new Microsoft AI solution

Mobile banking fraud - Microsoft Technology - Microsoft building

Artificial intelligence (AI) tech can flag fraudulent transactions within two seconds. With an increased number of consumers banking on their smartphones, mobile banking fraud is becoming a growing concern. American multi-national tech giant, Microsoft, announced that its Azure AI technology can help with the growing fraud problem by detecting fraudulent transactions within two seconds of it occurring. The SIM Swap attack problem. The vast majority of mobile fraud occurs via a SIM swat attack, according to Microsoft. During this attack, the victim’s mobile number is hacked and cloned, allowing the…

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Air Canada mobile app data has been compromised

Air Canada Mobile App - Air Canada airplane

Canada’s largest airline confirms its mobile app data has been breached. The airline’s customers who use the Air Canada mobile app, have been notified about a cyberattack that occurred at some point last week during August 22 – 24. An estimated 20,000 of its 1.7 million app users may have been affected. As many as 20,000 Air Canada mobile app users have been affected, according to the company. This is approximately 1% of its 1.7 million app users. The airline became aware of the app data breach when it noticed…

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Mobile banking Trojans are an increasing threat in Q2 2018, report

Mobile Banking Trojans - Cybe Attack on mobile

New report from Kaspersky Labs reveals mobile banking app Trojan attacks are at an historic high. Mobile banking Trojans are one of the worst types of mobile malware, as they are designed to steal money directly out of a mobile user’s bank account(s). Now, according to a Kaspersky Lab’s Q2 IT threat evolution report, this form of cyberattack has more than doubled in Q2 2018 compared to Q1 2017. The malware is typically disguised as a legitimate banking app. Trojan attacks are a popular choice among cybercriminals across the globe.…

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McAfee MVISION to launch in August 2018 with new mobile security product

McAfee MVISION - Mobile Security

McAfee is re-entering the mobile security space with MVISION. The California-based device-to-cloud cybersecurity company recently announced McAfee MVISION. This is a unique portfolio of innovative security features that include ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), endpoint and mobile products. Their new security products have been designed to suit the needs of today’s customers. McAfee MVISION has been created for the purpose of providing a comprehensive and flexible defense system for modern device operating systems and the cloud. It is designed to manage security products based on the needs of customers today and in…

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