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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of October 19, 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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Visiongain has forecasts the value of the global mobile security market in 2014 will reach $4.5 billion. Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday the U.S. National Security Agency approved a number of its mobile devices for use by government officials to carry classified information, a positive step for the smartphone maker’s struggling mobile division. Read Original Content

China-based leading smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, which recently marked a successful entry into the Indian market, is allegedly a security threat. It has been accused by the Indian Air Force of sending user data to remote servers located in China. Read Original Content

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Both iPhone and Android users involved in Hong Kong demonstrations have been targeted by fake apps that may come from “nation-state” attackers, says Lacoon Mobile Security. Read Original Content

The number of security app users in China has exceeded 400 million, as the percentage of mobile internet users making payments via their smartphone increased to 38.9 percent in the first half of this year, reports Guangzhou's 21st Century Business Herald. Read Original Content

An unprecedented treaty on cyber security cooperation could be signed during Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China in November, a Russian business daily reports. Read Original Content

Average security spend by Indian firms has come down by 17 percent to $4 million this year even as information security breaches have become more frequent and damaging. According to consultancy firm PwC, Indian companies spent an average of about $4.8 million on security last year. Read Original Content

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive James Dimon said the bank would double spending on cyber security over the next five years, his first public remarks following the data breach that hit the nation’s largest bank this summer. Read Original Content

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