Nook mobile security called into question in Tablet 7 model

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Barnes & Noble’s latest mobile device has been criticized for pre-installed spyware. Nook mobile security is being called into question at a very unfortunate time of the shopping year. Barnes & Noble launched their Nook Tablet 7 in mid-November to add a new affordable tablet option to the market. The $50 tablet has a great deal of appeal to device users and gift givers shopping on a budget. While the tablet was aligned to provide some serious competition to other similar devices such as the 7-inch Fire tablet from Amazon,…

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SecuTABLET unveiled in partnership among BlackBerry, IBM, and Samsung

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This tablet has been designed for a very high level of mobile security for corporate clients. BlackBerry has been working very hard under CEO John Chen to reestablish itself as a relevant player in the mobile technology market, and in this effort it has entered into some powerful relationships that have now helped to bring about the SecuTABLET. This reentry of BlackBerry into the tablet commerce marketplace is aimed at corporate clients in the enterprise market. Secusmart is a company owned by BlackBerry, and it has now unveiled the SecuTABLET,…

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Mobile security policies are weak among businesses

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The failure to implement strong strategies, particularly when allowing BYOD is increasing risks. According to a recent statement released by executives from CA Technologies, enterprises are not putting adequate mobile security policies into place to protect themselves against the many risks that they are generating by allowing employees to bring their own devices. These BYOD activities are increasing the opportunity for cybercriminals to attack. This, according to the senior director of product marketing for enterprise mobility at CA Technologies, Arun Bhattacharya. According to Bhattacharya, this failure to come up with…

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Looking ahead: The future of mobile security influenced by the disasters of 2013

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2013 may live in infamy concerning mobile security Mobile security has become a major priority, and not just for businesses. With so many people using their smartphones and tablets in their daily lives, the security of their information has never been more attractive to malicious groups that want to exploit it. Over the past year, the issue of security has come up frequently, calling into question the lengths that people and businesses are going to in order to keep their information safe. Though 2013 has come and gone, the past…

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Mobile security threats may be the largest corporate issue this year

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A new survey has indicated that many professionals think that malware on smartphones and tablets will be problematic. As the number of smartphones and tablets sold every year continues to break all previous records, experts in mobile security threats are now expected to be the biggest problem that businesses will be facing throughout this year. This risk is worsened as the number of people who use their devices for both business and personal reasons climbs. According to the results of a recent study that was issued by Lumension, an IT…

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Mobile security platform flaws discovered at Samsung Knox

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This means that the protection that it is meant to provide phones isn’t as solid as previously expected. The Knox mobile security architecture from Samsung provides a standard smartphone environment in addition to a secure container which is meant to boost the protection level of the device. A vital flaw within that platform has now been identified which could be seriously problematic. This mobile security platform issue can make it possible for data communications to be easily intercepted between the external world and the Knox secure container. This includes emails,…

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Mobile security threats highest in banking malware

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McAfee has released data that shows that these are the largest concerns in the current wireless environment. According to a report that was just released by McAfee Labs, “backdoor” Trojans and banking malware, which steal information from a device without the awareness of the victim, were the greatest threats to smartphone and tablet users during the second quarter of 2013. There were 17,000 new malware strains discovered by McAfee during the second quarter for Android based devices. That represents a growth rate of 35 percent over the number of new…

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Mobile security clearance awarded to iOS 6 by the Pentagon

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Following an extensive phase of rigorous testing, the Apple operating system has passed. The U.S. Department of Defense has tested the iOS 6 Apple operating system for its mobile security in an extensive and protracted process and has now awarded clearance to the technology of the iPhone and the iPad. Specifically, there was one major confirmed area in which the iOS 6 received this official approval. The area where mobile security clearance was granted and has been confirmed by the Defense Systems Agency was for the Apple iOS 6 Security…

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Mobile security alerts start the new year with the first Android malware warning

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The first warnings for mcommerce concerns for Google OS smartphones and tablets released for 2013. A new and relatively damaging mobile security threat has just been announced in the form of a Trojan virus that can attack Android smartphones and tablets, and device users are being cautioned to make efforts to protect themselves against it in the 2013. This malware is capable of attacks that involve execution of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). Little is still known about this mobile security threat, but what has already been understood is that…

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Next year will open up a world of mobile security issues

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Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones have become the primary form of technology among Americans, and it will become even more important in the years to come. It has been forecasted by analysts in the industry that by the year 2015, there will be over 1 billion mobile device shipments, well beyond what PC shipments can ever hope to achieve. While this does offer a great deal of potential for individuals to benefit, it doesn’t come without a significant level of risk. Naturally, the increased availability and use of…

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