Mobile Security

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Dashlane today announced its third annual list of the “Worst Password Offenders.” The list highlights the high-profile individuals and organizations that had the most significant password-related blunders in 2018. “Passwords are the first line of defense against cyberattacks,” said Emmanuel Schalit, CEO of Dashlane. “Weak passwords, reused passwords, and poor organizational password management can easily put sensitive information as risk.” Dashlane found that the average internet user has over 200 digital accounts that require passwords,...

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Swivel Secure Launches Updated AuthControl Mobile Version 5.

Multi-factor authentication provider, Swivel Secure, has announced the launch of its new AuthControl Mobile application, Version 5. The new update further enhances security and increased deployment agility for its users. The application has been totally rewritten to provide its users with a better performing core functionality in a even more secure system. The new version of AuthControl Mobile V5 supports several languages according to the configuration of the device, enhancing the user experience and comfort...

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A10 Networks, a leading provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today outlined its strategy, solutions, and roadmap to help mobile carriers future-proof their networks for the coming wave of 5G and the demanding new applications, including enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC), and Massive Machine Type Communications (MMTC), it will enable. A10, a leading solutions provider to mobile carriers, has proven production and pilot 5G deployments with tier-1 carriers worldwide, and is...

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Malicious and fake versions of Fortnite have sprung up all over YouTube after the game was announced to launch on Android platforms. Security researchers at Malwarebytes made the discovery whereby various tutorial videos were discovered within sponsored adverts. Even though the adverts and the Epic Games (the game creators) logo all seemed legitimate, the malicious links are in fact stealing content from the iOS app once users begin the downloading process. This requires the user to complete what...

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With mobile devices set to become the primary way to verify customer identity, Callcredit launches new suite of products to provide positive associations between identity and key digital attributes of email address and/or telephone number   Research launched today by Callcredit Information Group, reveals that whilst 73% of fraud professionals think mobile devices will be the key facilitator of identification in the future, over half (60%) feel that they will present the biggest single point...

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The continued proliferation of mobile applications can only be maintained if security considerations make up a key part of the design and implementation process. This is according to DOGFI.SH Mobile who suggests that as the mobile app market continues to mature, any flaws in an app’s security architecture will become clearer, with users becoming increasingly intolerant to these weaknesses. Research from McAfee has revealed that mobile malware has grown by 79 per cent in the...

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The recent Tesco Bank hack has left the retail banking world reeling, searching for answers and more effective ways to secure networks against future attacks. It has been revealed weaknesses in the bank’s mobile applications left the door open for cybercriminals to brute force their way in and take more than £2.5 million of customers’ money. Worse still, the bank had been warned by several security experts of this weakness prior to the attack. How...

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A new global research initiative conducted by BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, finds that despite extensive resources dedicated to mobile security, many IT decision-makers remain concerned about the level of vulnerabilities that persist. The study surveyed 1,000 executives from seven countries across a wide range of vertical industries, including financial services, government and healthcare. The survey reveals that 73 percent of organisations have a mobile security strategy...

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F-Secure has launched Freedome for Business to help businesses secure BYOD and company-owned fleets of mobile devices. A corporate version of F-Secure’s Freedome app, the company said that it retains the consumer variant’s popular one-button interface, but adds a comprehensive set of business-oriented features to help companies protect their data and network security. The software integrates three different types of protection that are important for modern companies into a single, cloud-based security service: encrypted communications,...

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A survey of 500 IT professionals has revealed that over a third were to be personally compromised if they were to lose their mobile device.   The survey, carried out at IP Expo by ESET, found that 39 per cent said that if they were to lose their phone, some of the photos and information they have stored on the device could compromise them. Also, 46 per cent of respondents admitted that if they were to...

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