ToTok messaging app is very popular and also an Emirati spy tool

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The mobile application has been downloaded into millions of phones since it launched. The ToTok messaging app has become known as a simple and secure tool to communicate with friends and family by text and video. It is popular even in the United Arab Emirates, where other popular applications in that category – such as Skype and WhatsApp – have been banned. American officials recently identified this application as a spy tool for the UAE. According to an investigation in the New York Times which included American officials familiar with…

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Mobile commerce security breaches could prove highly problematic this holiday season

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A new study shows that careless using smartphones combined with large retailer hacks may be difficult. A new survey of over 1,000 Americans showed that mobile commerce security issues such as breaches may end this holiday season on a rough note for many shoppers. Hacks to large retailer databases and carelessness among phone users could be a brutal combination. The research was conducted by First Orion and showed that the security breaches afflicting retailers to an increasing degree are posing a rising risk for consumers. Moreover, this, combined with the…

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QR code spam threat rises as most device users remain fully unaware

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New research shows that 74 percent of internet users have no idea of the risks from quick response codes. Seventy four percent of internet users have absolutely no idea that QR code spam exists, according to a G.M.X. commissioned survey. This lack of awareness has occurred despite the fact that the problem is becoming worse. Security experts from G.M.X., a European email provider, has detected a stark rise in the amount of QR code spam. The survey was commissioned in order to better understand whether or not device users understand…

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

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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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