Fraudulent Transactions on Mobile Apps Are a Growing Concern

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Fraudulent Transactions on Mobile Apps

In a report analyzing consumer fraud data for the first quarter of 2018, RSA Security disclosed that the number of fraudulent transactions on mobile apps has risen by over 600%, since 2015. Some 39% of all fraudulent transactions conducted during the quarter were carried out via mobile apps. Why is this happening, and what can be done to prevent it … Read More

Mobile Security Tips – How to Slow Down Hackers from Targeting You

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Mobile Security Tips

A 2016 report on mobile security by Intertrust estimates that the cost of mobile application hacks and data breaches will reach $1.5 billion by 2021. Despite this very real threat, only $2 million is spent annually on mobile app security, as compared to the $34 million spent each year on developing mainstream apps. We routinely spend a lot of time, … Read More

HTTPS Spoofing – How Phishing Websites Use HTTPS to Fool Mobile Users

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HTTPS Spoofing

As a safeguard against the activities of fraudsters and malicious actors who engage in email phishing, social engineering scams, “malvertising” (malicious advertising), and other forms of online mischief, security analysts often prescribe setting your browsers and connected apps to only visit secure websites – those generally designated by the https (or HTTPS, HTTP Secured) protocol header. But evidence came to … Read More

How Big Companies Handle Your Mobile Data

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Mobile Data

As internet-enabled smartphones and tablets gain in popularity and spread, increasing numbers of people are using these devices to transact their personal and professional business online – either in preference to more traditional desktop and laptop computer systems, or in combination with them. Mobile internet users have to face a number of issues, which can be of either benefit or … 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

Apps are Creating Mobile Security Vulnerabilities for IoT – How Bad is It?

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Mobile Security Vulnerabilities for IoT

In the corporate environment of today, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) may extend beyond workers using their personal tablets and smartphones, to wearable devices like FitBits or Internet of Things (IoT)-connected badges and performance monitors. On the domestic or public scene, mobile devices are increasingly being supplemented by IoT tagged or sensor-laden goods, appliances, and infrastructure components. Office managers, home … Read More