With Trusteer's portfolio and staff under its belt, IBM is forming a cybersecurity lab focused on mobile and application security, counter-fraud and malware detection.
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Apple's iPhone OS 3.1 update includes a new fraud warning feature which is at least theoretically, supposed to warn users when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari Mobile.
Swedish telecoms equipment manufacturer Ericsson predicts fraud detection and other secure elements for mobile phones
Credit card giant Visa is teaming up with with eight North American banks to deliver fraud alerts in real-time via SMS (text messages) and e-mails to cell phones.The pilot program will allow about 2,000 Visa cardholders to set thresholds that will trigger an immediate transaction alert to a mobile device.
Expect more incidents of online scams and fraud connected to next month's Beijing 2008, as well as spam targeted at mobile devices, Symantec says.
A three to five-factor authentication technology from an Australian firm to secure mobile applications such as banking, helps pinpoint fraudulent activities.
According to a Unisys report, ID fraud and information theft from mobile phones are greater concerns for Britons than computer security
Anxiety about sharing personal data is the biggest barrier to consumer acceptance of mobile banking and commerce (66%), according to Harris Interactive. Additional barriers to adoption: more exposure to fraud and financial scams (63% expressed concern); worry about losing a device containing valuable information (61%); concern about costs (58%); usability (43%), reliability (37%), and speed [...]
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A significant percentage of the 700,000 mobile handsets reported stolen last year were never really nicked at all, according to an industry body
Communication today is all about convenience, but this is shaping up as a major cause of revenue loss to mobile phone carriers, with Australia racking up over AU$100 million in GSM fraud losses each year.
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