Threat of the Week: Mobile DDoS

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The image is starkly frightening. Picture tens of millions essentially unprotected mobile phones and tablet computers that are conscripted by cyber crooks into a zombie botnet army and put to work overwhelming your credit union’s network with meaningless data in a mobile Distributed Denial of Service attack. But here’s the question: is this science fiction or […]

Bogus Deals, Great Delivery Platforms

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Technology PR & Marketing | No Comments

Carl Weinschenk spoke to Ciaran Bradley, the vice president of handset security products for AdaptiveMobile. On Dec. 19, the Irish security vendor released a report indicating that the U.S. was the victim of the most SMS spam in the world. Technology moves ever forward – for the bad guys as well as the good. Ciaran Bradley, […]

iPhone SMS vulnerability not present in other OS’

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Earlier this month, news surfaced that iPhones were more susceptible to spoofed SMS messages and phishing attempts via text, and now it seems the vulnerability is more or less exclusive to iOS. That’s according to research from mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile, which says it may be harder to spot spoofed texts and phishing attacks on the iPhone than on other mobile […]

Android And BlackBerry Safer Than iOS For SMS

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A flaw discovered recently in Apple’s iPhone could allow nefarious people to hack SMS messages. According to AdaptiveMobile, the iPhone stands alone with this security hole. AdaptiveMobile tested the exploit in the iPhone and compared it to Android, BlackBery, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. All the other platforms remained secure in their treatment of SMS messages. […]

5 Top Malware Threats to Online and Mobile Banking

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Hundreds of millions of dollars have been stolen by cyber-criminals from bank and credit union accounts. That is the reality and what it means to credit union executives is that the need for vigilance around online and mobile banking is severe. But then there are the flat-out empty scares that so often percolate in this […]

Security Vendors Set Sights on Mobile Operators

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New alliances, feature consolidation and M&A activity are becoming increasingly commonplace in the go-to-market strategies of network security vendors targeting the telco sector, and particularly the mobile operator segment. I’m not talking so much about conventional OEM hardware partnerships between relatively small security vendors and the relatively large telecom vendors that have established channels into […]

The Future of Cable TV Is in Motion

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Technology PR & Marketing | No Comments

What will the industry do next? Who will the leaders be going forward? Which technology will lead? Which companies should you invest in, and which should you stay away from? Which should you work for, and which should you give your business as a customer? There are so many questions today, but few answers.The only […]

Mobile security is a big worry for the majority of phone users

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83 per cent would change their network if their device’s privacy was at risk. Mobile security provider AdaptiveMobile surveyed consumers globally to discover the results. It also claims three-quarters of consumers would pay premium for privacy-protected apps, which is a wake up call for developers looking to monetise their apps. 59 per cent feel like […]