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The Morning Briefing: Mobile security

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about mobile security.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer on

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about mobile security.

1.) Most smartphone users are idiots about security. Smartphones are absolutely everywhere, yet their owners, as shown in a new survey conducted by Juniper Networks, are pretty stupid, or at least oblivious, when it comes to protecting their privacy and security.

2.) Companies slow to react to mobile security threat. Nearly nine in 10 executives and employees are using their personal smartphones or tablets for business and about half are doing so without the permission of their companies, a new study shows.

3.) Mobile security addressed as a top industry concern at leading financial services summit. How can you manage risk from the growth in mobile applications being developed for the consumer market and internal enterprise deployment, accelerated by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement?

4.) Banks set out ‘voluntary, secure’ guidelines for mobile payments. Canadian financial institutions have announced guidelines to provide credit card and debit card transactions via smartphones.

5.) AuthenTec introduces new fingerprint sensor targeted for secure mobile payment transactions. It includes including a wide 192 pixel by 8 pixel fingerprint sensor array, hybrid fingerprint matching (on sensor match + host match), AES, RSA and SHA encryption blocks, and One Time Password (OTP) generation all in a narrow package for easy and inexpensive integration.

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