Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of February 1, 2015

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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California-based Chipset maker Intel revealed that it would deliver its McAfee Mobile Security software to the Samsung's first home baked Tizen open-source operating system. McAfee is part of Intel Security. Samsung developed Tizen with Huawei Technology. Read Original Content

The US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent filing from Apple that could have to do with part of its mobile security feature that collects fingerprints in order to unlock devices and conduct other functions through certain iPhone models. Read Original Content

Industry analysts forecast growth in mobile security to reach $11 billion in the coming year as consumers look to secure devices and identity protection platforms for online purchases. Read Original Content

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President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year seeks $14 billion (9 billion pounds) for cyber security efforts across the U.S. government to better protect federal and private networks from hacking threats. Read Original Content

China has laid down some new rules that require foreign tech companies selling technology to banks to hand over proprietary source code and adhere to the nation’s encryption algorithms. Read Original Content

The National Football League's official app for both iOS and Android puts users at risk by leaking their usernames, passwords, and e-mail addresses in plaintext to anyone who may be monitoring the traffic, according to a recent report. Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research, in 2015 mobile users worldwide will download six million apps equipped with support for biometrics and that figure will soar to more than 770 million per year by 2019. Read Original Content

In November the State of Mobile App Security report found that 97 percent of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87 percent of the top 100 paid iOS apps have been hacked. iOS in particular saw a big increase, up from 56 percent in 2013. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.