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ISF Launches Threat Horizon 2016

ISF Launches Threat Horizon 2016 ISF Launches Threat Horizon 2016On Thursday, the Information Security Forum (ISF), a leading global authority on cyber security and information risk management, announced the availability of Threat Horizon 2016.

This particular offering is the latest in a series of the organization’s Threat Horizon reports.

According to the ISF, revelations in 2013 that governments and their agencies have been spying on citizens in the name of national security have seriously undermined a core tenet of operating in cyberspace – trust.

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Communication Mobile Apps Are Among The ‘Riskiest’

Communiction Mobile Apps Are Among The Riskiest Communication Mobile Apps Are Among The Riskiest Communication, social media and news mobile apps are now considered to be among the ‘riskiest’ of 34 Android app categories analyzed in the latest Marble Security Labs’ Mobile App Threat Report, which was published this week.

Based on an analysis of more than 200,000 Android apps last month, Marble Security ranked these as the 10 riskiest mobile app categories:

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PCI Compliance in Focus for Small Businesses

PCI Compliance in Focus for Small Businesses 300x300 PCI Compliance in Focus for Small BusinessesRecently, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) compiled a report addressing some of the biggest threats to online security for small business owners,

“Small businesses are becoming a larger target for criminals seeking to access sensitive data because attackers are well aware that small businesses have limited resources or personnel dedicated to information system security,” the report reads.

Above all else, experts say, it’s vitally important for businesses with an online presence to ensure that they are using a PCI compliant vendor for processing consumer payments.

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When Opportunity KNOX, Samsung Answers

When Opportunity KNOX Samsung Answers 300x165 When Opportunity KNOX, Samsung AnswersFresh off its full plate of announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last month, Samsung continues to make post-MWC waves, this time with the company’s latest efforts in the realm of mobile security.

Samsung Electronics recently touted the launch of KNOX 2.0, the evolution of KNOX, the company’s end-to-end secure mobile platform solution designed to provide “advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise users.”

The new features, we’re told, better support IT departments looking for reassurance and convenience as they implement and manage their Bring Your Own Device strategies.

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Apple Continues Battling SSL Security Flaw, This Time for Mavericks

Apple Continues Battling SSL Security Flaw This Time for Mavericks 300x247 Apple Continues Battling SSL Security Flaw, This Time for MavericksOn Tuesday, Apple released an update (OS X 10.9.2) to its Mavericks operating system. After the recently uncovered SSL security issue was uncovered and ultimately addressed last week for iOS devices through the release of iOS 7.0.6, Apple has now tackled the problem on Mavericks.

It’s now believed that would-be attackers  would no longer be able to easily intercept secure connection data on a local network.

Beyond this critically important security fix, Apple also tossed in a few new features to Tuesday’s update, including the ability for Mac users to make and accept FaceTime audio calls. Apple also enabled user blocking on iMessage.
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Snapchat Users Warned of More Mobile Security Threats

Snapchat Users Warned of More Mobile Security Threats 300x168 Snapchat Users Warned of More Mobile Security ThreatsA purported vulnerability within the Snapchat mobile app is making some users very apprehensive today.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a cyber security researcher says the vulnerability in question enables hackers to launch a denial-of-service attack aimed at iPhones.

When successful, such efforts temporarily freeze the device.

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Mobiquity Warns of Beacon Security Gaps

Mobiquity Warns of iBeacon Security Gaps 300x300 Mobiquity Warns of Beacon Security Gaps On Wednesday, MMW was privy to an advanced look a new report from Mobiquity that was published this morning.

The mobile engagement provider says it has determined that significant enterprise functionality lapses still exist in current deployments of beacon programs.

This gap – in monitoring, authentication and authorization – could significantly impact the touted benefits of this new technology aimed at retailers and other early adopters. The findings are a result of the “Micro-Locationing Project” from Mobiquity Labs a newly launched applied technology lab that explores the feasibility of technology and aims to help Mobiquity clients design mobile solution prototypes that integrate emerging technology.

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