Tag Archives: Mobile Security

Vulnerability detected in Android’s security model


July 05, 2013

Hackers have exploited a vulnerability in the Android system's security model, which has enabled them to modify the APK code without breaking the application's cryptographic signature.

The issue was discovered by the Bluebox Security research team, which noted that any legitimate application could be turned into a malicious Trojan.

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We shouldn’t be responsible for mobile app security, Australians say


June 19, 2013

Companies and service providers should take responsibility for mobile application security, rather than everyday consumers, a new survey has found.

Carried out by Newspoll, the research showed that 80 per cent of people think that the provider of the service linked to an app – such a bank – should be responsible for the data they collect.

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Mobile phone celebrates 40th birthday


April 04, 2013

April 3 of this year marked the 40th anniversary of the first ever hand held mobile phone call, which was made by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper in 1973.

In front of an excited crowd of reporters and onlookers, a gleeful Cooper chose to make his first call to a key competitor at rival technology firm Bell Labs – Dr Joel S. Engel.

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Mobility drives changing consumer behaviour – Gartner study


March 18, 2013

It is no secret that consumers all around the world are rapidly moving away from desktop computers and stationary technology in favour of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

However a new study from Gartner has highlighted just how rapidly this shift in consumer behaviour is occurring – and modern Australian organisations need to take notice.

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New Zealanders catch on to mobile banking


March 07, 2013

New research from Roy Morgan has found that New Zealand smartphone users are turning away from computers and instead opting for mobile applications when performing online banking tasks.

According to a statement released by the research firm on March 6, 16 per cent of smartphone users in New Zealand now conduct banking tasks on their mobiles.

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Australian organisations still not realising the dangers of BYOD


March 05, 2013

Australian organisations are putting the personal data of customers and clients at risk through lax BYOD policy implementation, a new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has found.

According to the IDC, while many organisations are moving to cater to the needs of employees who wish to utilise personal devices in the workplace, few are taking the adequate vulnerability management steps required to protect user data.

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