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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly - Week of December 7, 2014

Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information.

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New security measures by Apple have reduced phone theft by as much as 40 percent, a study from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has shown. Read Original Content

Mobile device security software market is forecast by Infonetics Research to increase at a 25 percent compound annual growth rate topping $4 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

Analysts at Research and Markets forecast the global BYOD security market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35.23 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

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Financial-services companies plan to bolster their cyber security budgets by about $2 billion over the next two years, according to accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Read Original Content

A particularly nasty mobile malware campaign targeting Android users has hit between four million and 4.5 million Americans since January of 2013, according to an estimate by Lookout, a San Francisco mobile security company. Read Original Content

In the recent Mobile Cyber Threats report from Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL, it was revealed that Android is by far the biggest target for mobile malware. Because of the huge Android user base and being an open platform, malware designed for Android has the greatest odds of success and easy to exploit as well. Read Original Content

Blackberry has announced a security partnership with Samsung aimed at bolstering the encryption on the firm’s Android smartphones. Read Original Content

MasterCard has revealed plans to make use of biometric information to replace passwords required for online payments, harnessing technologies such as Apple’s TouchID fingerprint scanner found on iPhones and iPads. Read Original Content

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