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Mobile security is no higher in payments apps than other applications

Mobile security is no higher in payments apps than other applications

A recent study of 10 popular digital wallets showed that even basic levels of protection were absent. A recent study conducted on the mobile security associated with the top 10 smartphone payments apps has determined that these applications lack everything from basic protection and controls upward. While the holiday shopping season is now underway, shoppers might want to understand this risk before paying over mobile. American retailers are now in full swing of the holiday shopping season and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

Mobile security threats cause CEOs to be “extremely concerned”

Mobile security threats cause CEOs to be “extremely concerned”

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Technology News, Trends

Security problems may be driving people away from mobile payments

Security problems may be driving people away from mobile payments

Consumers and IT professionals have major concerns when it comes to mobile security Security concerns may be driving consumers away from mobile payments. A recent survey from Experian has found that a significant portion of consumers believe that the mobile space is particularly prone to digital risks. Several companies have become involved in the mobile payments space, but they have not yet become acclimated to the security risks that exist therein. As such, faith in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

Mobile security is inadequate among American devices

Mobile security is inadequate among American devices

This, despite the fact that the average person in the United States does fear having gadgets hacked. The vast majority of people in the United States – that is, 69 percent – fee that a mobile security breach that caused their personal information to be stolen is something that is inevitable in their lifetimes, says a report issued by Citrix. That said, even though they feel that their odds of being hacked are high, their smartphones are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Commerce Security

New app tries to make QR codes safer to scan

New app tries to make QR codes safer to scan

The Kapersky scanner application has been designed to add another layer of protection for smartphone users. As QR codes have become commonplace in advertising, packaging, and a number of other uses, they have attracted the attention of people who would use them for malicious purposes, as seems to be the case of virtually every other kind of technology that is increasing in use. The struggle presented by quick response codes is that scanning takes the user to … Read entire article »

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QR codes use at Trinity College teach an online privacy lesson

QR codes use at Trinity College teach an online privacy lesson

A mysterious quick response code was displayed at various places throughout the University campus. Over the short while, QR codes have been posted at a number of different spots across the campus of Trinity College, Dublin, as a type of projection that has left students, staff, and faculty members wondering where it could lead and who was behind it. When scanned, these quick response codes led to a website requesting the device user’s personal details. Over a short … Read entire article »

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Mobile security to gain momentum in coming years

Mobile security to gain momentum in coming years

Mobile security may have a big year in 2015, driven by interests in the mobile commerce field Mobile security is likely to become more important this year, especially as more people begin to participate in the mobile commerce space. A new report from TechNavio shows that the global mobile security market is beginning to gain momentum. More businesses are placing a strong focus on mobile security, especially those in the retail space that accept mobile payments. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

Mobile security efforts upgraded by Networks

Mobile security efforts upgraded by Networks

New flaws have been discovered by the IT experts at Karsten Nohl that would open up user messages to hackers. Karsten Nohl IT experts in Berlin have discovered mobile security flaws in the wireless phone networks that would give access to hackers so that they would be able to read messages being exchanged by users. The team spotted the issue in the SS7 protocol that is used for encrypting data by mobile phone operators. That SS7 protocol is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce Security, Technology News

Mobile security and privacy demands made by Canadian watchdog

Mobile security and privacy demands made by Canadian watchdog

The Privacy Commissioner in the country has now joined 22 Canadian and global counterparts in an open letter. The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has recently joined with 22 other watchdog groups and regulators within Canada and other parts of the world in an open letter that has been issued to tech giants such as Apple and Google, calling for massive improvements to the mobile security control that users have over the use of their private information by … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Trends

Mobile security holes exist in 85 percent of apps

Mobile security holes exist in 85 percent of apps

A worldwide study has suggested that there are considerable privacy gaps present in most applications. Recently, a global study that was conducted on the type of mobile security that has been worked into apps in order to help to protect the privacy of the user, and it determined that the typical application is coming up short. The study was commissioned by the UK Information Commissioners Office (CIO). What the ICO study discovered was that 85 percent of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Technology News