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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of May 25, 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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China’s decision to suspend its involvement in a cyber security working group with the U.S. after being accused of commercial spying has threatened to undo efforts aimed at finding common ground to tackle hacking.  Read Original Content

Nokia has decided to launch a dedicated security unit that will act as its central office for security processes, partnerships and guide for developing product.  The new unit will help ensure new products have security baked in, enhance the portfolio of security products and services, and develop business models around telecom security.  Read Original Content

A recent survey showed 84 percent of organizations allow access to public cloud services like Dropbox and 65 percent don’t encrypt data between cloud and mobile devices.  Read Original Content

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Thirty-five percent of apps consist of malware, 80 percent of mobile apps pick location information, 82 percent can identify device ID, and 57 percent record the usage of the phones.  Read Original Content

The Korean government has developed a security chip to protect smartphones from hacking. The chip, dubbed MeeMo, can protect users’ password, official authentication and other private information from cybercrimes that target smartphones.  Read Original Content
According to reports, a brand new Android bug has been detected that allows harmful apps to take control of smartphone cameras and upload the images to an unknown server without the user's consent.  Read Original Content

According to Symantec's latest Norton Report, nearly half of mobile users don't take basic security precautions, such as passwords, security software or back-up files for their device and more than one-third of mobile device users experienced mobile cybercrime last year.  Read Original Content

Samsung and Apple have added fingerprint scanners, the most basic application of biometric security, to their phones. Senator Al Franken wants to warn Americans that fingerprint scanning is not as safe as you think. "Fingerprints are the opposite of secret. You leave them on countless objects that you touch throughout the day.”  Read Original Content

Samsung is taking smartphone security to a whole new level. The company intends to include Iris (Eye) Scanner Technology to its future smartphones to provide additional layer of security, says The WSJ.  Read Original Content

The International Business Times reported a forthcoming Facebook mobile app update will be able to collect and save data captured by your smartphone’s microphone--a development that privacy experts find worrisome.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.

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