Consumers still aren’t paying attention to mobile security despite rising threats

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New research shows people aren’t paying attention even as they use phones for more banking and payments. Over the last year, people are using their smartphones for more banking, shopping and payments than ever before, but still aren’t paying enough attention to mobile security, says new research. Even as the number of digital threats continue to grow at a rapid pace, consumers remain careless. The research was conducted by McAfee, which recently published the results in a report. In it, they revealed that 49 percent of consumers in the United…

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Ransomware Attackers Target Teleworkers to Boost Ransomware Payments

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Prior to COVID-19, few organizations had telework policies in place. Despite research to the contrary, many companies operated under the belief that employees are more efficient and effective while working from the office. During the pandemic, many organizations were forced to rapidly transition many or all their employees to telework in order to maintain operations while complying with guidance designed to help curb the spread of the virus. Many organizations were unprepared to support this sudden shift to remote work in a secure fashion. Exacerbating this issue, cybercriminals took advantage…

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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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