Cyber security may be in for some change in 2015

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Cyber attacks place more focus on security In 2014, various cyber attacks made headlines and attracted attention throughout the world. These attacks led to serious financial damage for companies that were targeted and saw the personal information of millions of people stolen. While cyber attacks are nothing new, there were many high-profile attacks targeting large companies, like JPMorgan, in 2014. This may have revitalized the focus in the cyber security sector, especially as mobile technology begins to play a bigger role in society. Cyber security may become more defined in…

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Mobile security efforts upgraded by Networks

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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 used for the mobile security encryption of data when messages are being…

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Is mobile security moving too slowly for payment technology’s evolution?

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Some Canadians have been expressing a feeling of loss of control over their private data. At a time in which mobile security has been called into question specifically in terms of the use of banking apps, Canadians are facing another potential issue with regards to the protection of their data in relation to their payment cards – both plastic and over their smartphones. The large banks and credit unions in the country are now creating debit cards under credit card logos. Certain large examples include the Interac-Visa Debit cards being…

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Mobile security and privacy demands made by Canadian watchdog

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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 apps. The letter has been issued to seven of the largest app marketplace operators…

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Mobile commerce apps may place personal data at risk, FTC

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Consumers have already expressed that they are leery about smartphone based shopping, and this may not be paranoia. While some consumers have already started shopping over mobile commerce and many retailers and restaurants have been jumping on the bandwagon to provide apps to make that process easier than using the mobile web, recent research is starting to show that this may not be as safe as some think in terms of keeping sensitive data protected. Even Americans who are using these shopping apps for price checks are placing their personal…

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