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2015: The Year of mCrime

2015 The Year of mCrimeThe following is a guest contributed post from Mark Laich, VP of Security Solutions, SnoopWall, Inc.

Millions of consumers no longer visit a bank to deposit checks or conduct financial transactions. Instead they rely on the convenience of using their mobile devices to send money, view account balances and bank online.

The same is true for how they spend their money – the shift from brick and mortar to e-commerce to m-commerce is already well underway.  Think about it – how many times do you use your smartphone to research a product or purchase one?
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New Coupling Makes it Easier for Enterprises to Deploy Employee Mobility Programs

New Coupling Makes it Easier for Enterprises to Deploy Employee Mobility ProgramsSyntonic, a connected services provider, came to Barcelona this week to announce a solution for Samsung KNOX.

The goal? To “make it easier for enterprises to manage employees’ use of mobile devices and business applications,” which benefits BYOD and COPE programs.

Syntonic made the announcement on the first day of Mobile World Congress 2015, where the company is exhibiting Syntonic DataFlex for Enterprise.
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What’s Up? Mobile Spam on WhatsApp

What's Up Mobile Spam on WhatsAppThe unnerving trend of mobile spam proliferation has found its way to WhatsApp in no short supply.

The latest research from AdaptiveMobile shows an alarming rate of spam targeting the hugely popular mobile messaging platform, particularly across Europe and India.

In effect, the spam explosion comes as the latest evidence of spammers moving away from SMS to concentrate on OTT (Over-The-Top) messaging platforms.
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Globo Solo No More: Integration with Cisco ISE Announced

Globo Solo No More Integration with Cisco ISE AnnouncedGlobo Plc, a worldwide provider of enterprise mobility solutions and Software-as-a-Service, announced ahead of the weekend integration with Cisco Identity Services Engine  — or ISE.

Cisco ISE is a security policy management platform that unifies and automates secure access control to “enforce role-based access to networks and network resources; which in turn enables a simplified enterprise mobility experience.”

The goal of the endeavor? Together, the partners say, Cisco ISE and the GO!Enterprise EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) “provide necessary insights into the posture of mobile devices such that IT can enforce appropriate network access policies.”
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In Your Face: USAA Brings Biometric Logon to Mobile Users

In Your Face USAA Brings Biometric Logon to Mobile UsersUSAA says it is poised to become the first U.S. financial institution to protect member security through facial and voice recognition on a mobile app.

This quarter, USAA members will be able to log into their accounts through mobile devices using biometric recognition.

“This will make USAA the first U.S. financial institution to offer facial and voice recognition on a mobile app as added protection against fraud and identity theft,” the company announced.
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The Interactive Advertising Bureau and the FBI Join Forces to Combat Malware

The Interactive Advertising Bureau and the FBI Join Forces to Combat MalwareMalware is software built for one reason and one reason only—to disrupt or damage your computer systems. This is why it is important not to click on suspicious links, or to download software or any other material with which you are unfamiliar.

Pretty straight-forward, universal knowledge, right?

Not really.

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Is Programmatic Mobile Advertising More Fraud-Resistant?

Is Programmatic Mobile Advertising More Fraud-ResistantWhat’s bugging digital advertisers?

According to Victor Malachard, whose commentary on the topic appeared at Fourth Source, it’s fraud.

Among the concerns “for all players in the digital advertising ecosystem, and quite rightly, too, is fraud, in which non-human clicks and impressions drain advertising budgets rather than reaching the right audiences,” Malachard writes.

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