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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Holiday trends reveal mobile commerce security issues in top retail apps

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Some of the most popular applications used by shoppers in November and December had red flags. The 2020 holiday shopping season unsurprisingly broke prior m-commerce records, but many of the retail apps most commonly used displayed mobile commerce security red flags. Many of the top Android retail applications showed some serious security concerns in a recent analysis. According to a recent HelpNetSecurity on a September 2020 analysis, the majority of the leading 50 Android retail apps had failed to apply adequate core hardening and runtime application self-protection (RASP) techniques. Those…

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Personal cyber insurance expected to take off in 2021

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A recent Accenture survey found that people are no longer feeling secure in their devices. As identity theft, hacking and other digital threats have placed personal cyber insurance into the tech spotlight this year. Before 2020, it was common for people to keep phones unlocked and trust their apps. Events throughout last year – including everything from the regular use of video calls by children to a massive hack into government agencies revealed in December – placed a substantial spotlight on the lack of true security we all face in…

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Grindr app security gap opens accounts to easy hacking

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Anyone with the account’s email address could reset the user’s password and take over a profile. A hack into Grindr app security made it possible for anyone with the email address associated with a valid account to simply reset the password and gain full control over the profile. The vulnerability was revealed online by security experts who reported it to the application. The Grindr app security problem was reported to the owners of the application. The vulnerability made it possible to gain full access to an individual’s account in the…

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Microsoft Defender may provide your iPhone with added security

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The tech rivals will be working together as rather unlikely partners in keeping user data secure. Microsoft Defender may seem like the last option you’d expect to be headed to iPhone security, but it looks as though that’s exactly what’s happening. The annual RSA security conference in San Francisco revealed initial details about the security move. The Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) client for Macs began in 2019. The RSA security conference began on February 24 and was the venue for the announcement that the security features would be…

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