4ORT QR code scores patent for world’s first “fraud-free” dynamic quick response code

4ORT QR Code - Mobile Security

The 4ORT has incorporated a panted algorithm into static QR codes. The 4ORT QR code features a globally patented algorithm that can tell if unauthorized access is being attempted through tailgating. The algorithm, which is integrated into a static quick response code, makes certain that a mobile user’s unique identities are securely stored within the code. This security measure makes duplication by fraudsters all but impossible. The user’s digital identity cannot be copied and is securely hidden within the code. Cape Town-based 4ORT uses its homegrown IP (Intellectual Property) to…

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Denuvo launches new mobile game security solution

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The gaming security firm has released Mobile Game Protection to combat security flaws within mobile games. Mobile game security has become an increasingly hot topic since the explosive growth of mobile gaming. Denuvo’s new security solution, Mobile Game Protection, is designed to combat an increase in pirating, cheating, and security flaw exposures. The company claims that their new system can protect the experience of legitimate players and prevent hackers from debugging, reverse engineering or altering the game. The security solution can be applied to any game without operation effort. Denuvo’s…

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Researchers find mobile app security problem with Xiaomi smartphones

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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

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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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New DarkMatter smartphone is unlike any other in the world

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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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