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Malware Rides Again Via Digital Ads

Malware Rides Again Via Digital Ads 300x239 Malware Rides Again Via Digital AdsThe team over at Malwarebytes recently uncovered malicious code served up via advertisements from Google’s DoubleClick ad servers and the Zedo advertising platform.

Among the businesses affected, MediaPost reports, were The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post whose online ads were among the sites which had ads infected with the Zemot malware. So did the music site Last.FM.

Advertisements on these sites set off anti-virus warnings raising flags in Malwarebytes’ virus detection systems. The ads lead users to sites containing an exploit kit that tries to identify a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash or unpatched version of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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Study Reveals that Mobile Users Are Well Aware of the Worth of their Personal Data

Study Reveals that Mobile Users Are Well Aware of the Worth of their Personal Data 300x225 Study Reveals that Mobile Users Are Well Aware of the Worth of their Personal Data$224. That’s how much the average person in the UK, Poland, Spain and France believe that there personal data is worth online as well as the demographics behind that data.

According to BizReport, mobile network Orange recently asked more than 2,000 people in those countries their opinion of what their personal data was worth and, interestingly, those numbers rose slightly when they were asked what the value would be to a company that they had never dealt with previously, or a company that they felt they “fit” with well.

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Risks Expand Along with Workplace Mobile Usage, Reliance

Risks Expand Along with Workplace Mobile Usage Reliance 300x200 Risks Expand Along with Workplace Mobile Usage, RelianceWith the rewards of modern mobile technologies also come the risks.

According to a disturbing new report from Raytheon Company, the aforementioned risks are especially prevalent in the workplace.

“While mobile devices are an integral part of the workplace, the cyber security practices and budgets in most organizations are not keeping pace with the growing number of devices that must be managed and kept secure,” a statement provided to MMW reads.
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iCloud Getting Safer One ‘Step’ at a Time

iCloud Getting Safer One Step at a Time 300x168 iCloud Getting Safer One Step at a TimeIn 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.
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Most Mobile Apps Have a Problem… a Big Problem

Most Mobile Apps Have a Problem... a Big Problem 300x200 Most Mobile Apps Have a Problem... a Big ProblemAn 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.

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AT&T Confirms Serious Mobile Security Breach

ATT Confirms Serious Mobile Security Breach 300x192 AT&T Confirms Serious Mobile Security BreachSomeone 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.
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Rumor: Touch ID on PayPal’s Mobile Security Radar

Rumor Touch ID on PayPals Mobile Security Radar 300x170 Rumor: Touch ID on PayPals Mobile Security RadarPayPal 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.
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