In an effort to boost the public’s perception of the platform’s security, Apple has activated two-factor authentication for individuals wanting to access iCloud.com.
Although Apple has been testing this secondary layer of security for several months, Apple purportedly stepped up efforts to introduce the extra security measure just in recent weeks.
As MMW has already covered on multiple occasions, Apple’s iCloud has been subjected to excessive media scrutiny of late in the wake of a massive security breach that resulted in the publication of countless celebrity photographs pilfered from their personal devices.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, News, Platforms, Technology
An alarming finding by Gartner serves as a clear call to action for the mobile community — be careful about what you download.
By next year, 75 percent of mobile applications will fail basic security tests.
Enterprise employees download from app stores and use mobile applications that can access enterprise assets or perform business functions, and these applications have little or no security assurances.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, News, Platforms, Predictions
Someone just reached out and touched AT&T in a way that was a bit too personal for some subscribers.
The nation’s second largest wireless operator admits that sensitive customer information – personal info such as Social Security numbers and call records – was accessed during a security breach.
An unknown number of AT&T Mobility subscribers were among those whose personal information was compromised.
Posted in Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology, Wireless Carriers
PayPal is said to be interested – very interested – in Touch ID, Apple’s celebrated fingerprint sensor technology introduced last fall on the current generation iPhone 5s.
Since last week, in the wake of Apple’s decision to open Touch ID to third-party developers, speculation has loomed large that PayPal may be the first big fish in the mobile payments ocean to capitalize on the opportunity afforded by Apple.
Posted in iOS, iPhone, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Mobile Security, News, Platforms, Rumors, Smartphones, Technology
In what comes as a somewhat alarming report from Gartner, most U.S. consumers aren’t concerned about security when it comes to BYOD.
Despite the rise in the use of personal devices for work, consumers “are showing scant concern for security” with regard to bring your own device (BOYD).
According to a recent survey by Gartner, a quarter of business users admitted to having had a security issue with their private device in 2013, but only 27 percent of those respondents felt obliged to report this to their employer.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, News, Platforms, Smartphones
On Wednesday, Good Technology shared with MMW the key findings of its Q1 2014 Good Mobility Index Report.
The key finding from the new report is that organizations have finally declared security as a top IT concern in 2014,
The data shows a monumental increase in activations of more complex secure enterprise apps, most notably secure browsing, the company reports.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
Capping off what has been, unfortunately, a busy week for mobile malware news, reports have surfaced to indicate that freshly discovered malware targeting Russian-speaking Android users is wreaking havoc.
The malware in question “abuses a person’s contact list to try and infect other devices.”
Security vendor Eset’s research was summarized Thursday by PC World, which revealed that the malware, called “Android/Samsapo.A” “can download other malicious files to a phone, steal personal information from a device such as text messages and block phone calls.”
Posted in Android, Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, News, Resources