Cyber Attacks Don’t Die, They Evolve

cyber attacks

Cybersecurity often feels like taking one step forward and two steps back. An attack will appear, the security community will respond, and eventually the threat will be eradicated. Then, a few months down the road, the threat reappears in a newer and stronger form. Most commonly, it’s evolved to specifically bypass the defenses created to combat it. This has always been true of cyberattacks. The earliest hackers searched for ways to tweak or re-purpose code after encountering a new defense. Or, rather than search for new vulnerabilities, they found new…

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Advances in technology put a strain on mobile security

Mobile commerce growth global world

Technology is becoming more important, and so too is security As technology becomes more prolific in the lives of people all over the world, so too is crime. Many people are beginning to rely heavily on their mobile devices in their daily lives. These devices are being used for social networking, shopping, and managing finances as well as other activities. With dependence on mobile technology rising, malicious groups are beginning to target the mobile space, taking advantage of the lack of security that can be found therein. In Dubai, the…

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Mobile commerce is growing and so should security

Mobile Commerce Security

Editorial – Mobile commerce and security should go hand-in-hand Mobile technology has become an integral part of society. People around the world are using their smartphones and tablets to connect to one another in a dynamic way. These devices are also being used by people to connect with businesses, creating new ways to shop and purchase products. The advent of mobile technology has led to the emergence of mobile commerce. While mobile commerce has been met with favor from people the world over, it is not a paradise free from…

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QR Code Security Issues

QR Code Security

Quick Response codes, or QR codes, are everywhere: posters, product labels, magazines, even fast food packaging, you name it. Functioning along the same principle as bar codes, scanning a QR Code with your smartphone’s camera (providing you have a code reader app) enables you to quickly and easily access a website. No more frantically writing down a website URL on a greasy napkin. QR Codes And Smart Phone Vulnerability Of course, whenever a new convenient technology comes along, there always have to be those kill-joys that need to find a…

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QR codes could be hiding a dark side

QR codes- dark side

Mobile security often cast by the wayside by consumers On the surface, the world of mobile technology may seem benign. Many consumers view smart phones and other mobile devices as valuable tools that can keep them entertained and connected to the world at large. The mobile technology industry is, however, fraught with peril that many are at risk of being exposed to. This peril does not come in a physical form, which is partly why mobile security is often lacking amongst consumers, but could cause a significant amount of distress…

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