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Information on Mobile Security

App Economy under Attack: Report Reveals More than 90 Percent of the Top 100 Mobile Apps Have Been Hacked
Arxan
Ninety-two percent of the Top 100 paid Apple iOS apps and 100 percent of Top 100 paid Android apps have been hacked, according to new research contained in the “State of Security in the App Economy: Mobile Apps under Attack” report.

 


Mobile: The Next Fraud Frontier
Bank Systems & Technology
Consumers still do not treat their mobile device like the tiny little computer that it is.


Mobile Banking: How Secure Is It?
BankInfoSecurity
Open-source apps, such as those available for download from Google's Android Market, are, in theory, the least secure. Closed-source apps, such as those available from the Apple Store and BlackBerry App World, must be certified by Apple and BlackBerry before they are made available to the public. But the "walled garden approach," as Vamosi calls it, is not necessarily more secure.


Boston Fed Paper Finds Mobile Payments Solutions Are Secure, Smartphone Users Remain Vulnerable
BankNews
According to a recent report, almost 66 percent of smartphone owners do not password protect their phones.[1] Poor user security practices, such as saving log-on credentials, increase potential risk when credentials are authorized to access payment applications.


Apple iOS is safer than Android, McAfee says
Cnet
Apple's mobile OS is more secure than Android, but malware poses an increasing risk to all mobile devices and platforms, according to a report from McAfee.


Federal Reserve Survey Provides Information on Mobile Financial Services
BankNews
The board's report looks at how consumers access their banks' services using mobile phones, at their payment for goods and services using mobile phones, as well as their use of mobile phones to inform their shopping decisions.


Identity Fraud Industry Report: Social Media and Mobile Forming the New Fraud Frontier
Javelin Strategy & Research
The survey found seven percent of smartphone owners were victims of identity fraud. This is a 1/3rd higher incidence rate compared to the general public.


Malicious Mobile Threats Report 2010/2011
Juniper Networks
An Objective Briefing on the Current Mobile Threat Landscape Based on Juniper Networks Global Threat Center Research


Apple Knocks Out Android in Mobile Security
Mashable.com
Up to this point, Apple seems to be doing a better job protecting its mobile users against cyber threats. The iPhone has never seen a virus, and its only spam app was removed.


Study: Android malware up 400 percent
MSNBC
Every time you carry your smartphone out and about, you're making criminals' jobs easier, as exposure to security risks on mobile devices is higher than ever, especially on application downloads, with Android malware up 400 percent and Wi-Fi networks increasingly vulnerable to attack.

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