Bluetooth Trackers Used On Mobile Devices

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Bluetooth Trackers

These days, the definition of a “mobile device” is broad enough to encompass a diverse range of consumer goods and accessories, ranging from notebook and small laptop computers (they’re portable by hand, therefore mobile), to phones, smart cards, tags, key fobs, badges, or tokens. Most (but not necessarily all) bear some form of digital/electronic circuitry. And like other small items … Read More

Protecting Mobile Data From AI Scraping

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AI Scraping

With personal data, spending habits, demographic, behavioral, and other information being routinely stored on mobile devices, cell phone and other mobile users are already concerned over how this potentially valuable and/or damaging material is being observed and gathered by government, law enforcement agencies, software developers, and advertising networks. What many users may not be aware of is that AI has … Read More

Boosting Cell Phone Privacy

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cell phone privacy

Issues concerning digital security and cell phone privacy have been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks, as fresh hacks are exposed, and new legislation comes into play in various corners of the globe. With avenues and points of contact with the digital realm ever on the increase, there are opportunities for personal and corporate data to become exposed to … Read More

How Anonymous Browsing Data Can Be Exposed

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anonymous browsing data

Each day, we access the internet for any number of reasons, uploading and downloading information which captured on its own or read in context with other data could be used to provide a comprehensive profile of our identities and activities to personal or business rivals, spies and investigators, or cyber-criminals of all kinds. It’s for this reason that security professionals … Read More

Mobile Content Distribution – How Technology Is Quickly Changing Everything

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Mobile Content Distribution

“Nobody reads books, anymore.” “Print is dead.” “Cinema is dead.” As technologies evolve and social habits change, we’ve seen one method give way to another, in the way we consume what’s now collectively known as “content”: Text, photographs, animation, video clips, feature films, music, etc. The latest trend is for small screens and digital streaming on hand-held or portable devices … Read More

How Data Retention Legislation Impacts VPN Providers for the Better

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Data Retention and VPN

Virtual Private Networks or VPNs are often recommended to users of the internet and unsecured wireless networks, as a way of safeguarding their identities and information from the combined threats of snooping, hacking, and data interception. VPN applications and subscription-based services have enjoyed moderate success, to date. But with the introduction or increased enforcement of data retention legislation in various … Read More

Mobile Devices and Blockchain Technology

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Blockchain

New and evolving technologies like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), 5G networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and WebRTC (Web Real Time Communication) have the potential to radically alter the speed and manner in which we interact with mobile devices, the internet, and the world at large. One emerging field that’s already having an impact in financial circles – and one with … Read More

How to Protect Your Privacy in the Mobile Age

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mobile privacy

In an era where a chip the size of a human thumbnail may hold as much information as entire civilizations gathered in ages past, we’ve grown accustomed to having a wealth of data at our fingertips, and the world in the palms of our hands. There’s a single strand of technology that makes both these conditions possible: The smartphone, and … Read More

Apple iOS Vulnerabilities – Zero Day Attacks

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Apple iOS Vulnerabilities

One week after Ivan Krstic, Apple’s head of security engineering and architecture offered a $50,000 “bug bounty” at the Black Hat security conference in August 2016 for zero-day vulnerabilities (security weaknesses discovered and exploited by attackers, but unknown to the system owner), some unknown iOS vulnerabilities came to light – and Apple’s mobile operating system came under serious attack. This … Read More

Android vs iOS – Which Platform is Better for Mobile Security?

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Android vs iOS

In a research report issued in March 2016, mobile phone manufacturers Nokia revealed that in terms of malware activity, smartphones have now overtaken laptops and desktop-based computer systems. Infections have plagued devices powered by both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating platforms – although Android continues to be the principal target for the attentions of cyber-criminals. But which system truly … Read More