Broadcom adds WiFi Direct to its embedded device platform, furthers our internet-of-things future
28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Acquirers and ISOs now have a simple way to check merchants’ mobile processing security: SecurityMetrics MobileScan, an app created for merchants to identify potential security threats and protect devices through scanning and remediation. Through a quick mobile vulnerability scan, the app inspects many issues known to cause mobile insecurity such as a lack of password polices, Wi-Fi weaknesses, unauthorized peripherals, and known operating system vulnerabilities that may allow cybercriminals access to a merchant’s processing device. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130125/MM48717LOGO) More >> SecurityMetrics MobileScan includes acquirer/ISO access to a Merchant Compliance Console that aggregates mobile device compliance results, tracks when vulnerability scans have run, and reports each merchant’s mobile device scan status. The app was built based on a foundation of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements in order to help mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) merchants follow PCI mobile payment acceptance security best practices. “Though convenient, mobile processing increases liability for both merchants and processing parties,” said Wen Free, SecurityMetrics VP of Business Development. “It’s only a matter of time before hackers target insecure mobile devices for profitable payment card data.” SecurityMetrics MobileScan, powered by MokiMobility (mokimobility.com), is available today in both Android and iOS app stores. For more information on a MobileScan program for your merchants, or if you’re interested in referral program opportunities, please call 801-995-6860. About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com) SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has helped over 1 million organizations manage PCI DSS compliance and/or secure their network infrastructure, data communication, and other information assets.
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Mobile Trojan Defeats Dual Authentication
The app is consistently listed in the Top Ten Free Business applications, with a strong 4 out of 5 star customer rating on Google Play. Available in over 37 countries, the ADP Mobile Solutions app has become increasingly popular as more and more employees seek easier access to the HR information they care about most and want to take action on quickly. The Android OS now powers approximately 80 percent of all smartphones worldwide, according to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).1 With built-in security and convenience, the ADP Mobile Solutions app gives employees all the tools needed to access their HR information. A user can view pay statements and benefits information, input and track time and attendance, review Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and retirement account information and download and print W-2 forms right from a mobile device. “The ADP Mobile Solutions app is the easiest way for employees to access their payroll, time and benefits information at a moment’s notice no matter where they are in the world,” said Don Weinstein, senior vice president, product management at ADP. “Given the penetration of Android devices worldwide, it was critical for us to offer the app on this platform. The explosive growth in adoption proves this and we are constantly evaluating and adding functionality to the existing suite of features employees can take advantage of on their mobile devices.” Today, more than 46,000 ADP clients totaling more than 1.28 million employee users–ranging from employees at small businesses to global companies–are leveraging the ADP Mobile Solutions app across all smartphone operating systems. Employees can easily download the app in minutes, log in to access their HR information, and begin relying on it as an integral component of their work day, wherever that day takes them. 1 IDC’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker published August 7, 2013 ADP Mobile Solutions Requirements The ADP Mobile Solutions app is currently available to ADP clients who use one or more applicable ADP solution offerings, such as payroll, time and attendance, and benefits. The ADP Mobile Solutions application is free and available for download through the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices and the Google Play App Store for Android(TM) devices. It is also available using the browser of Apple, Android(TM) and Blackberry devices by entering: https://mobile.adp.com.
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Federal CIOs Face BYOD, Mobile App Security Challenges
The Mashreq Payport is a fully EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip & pin compliant mobile point of sale device. It enables customers to pay for delivery products at their doorstep by inserting their debit or credit card into the device. The delivery man will enter the sale amount, the customers can choose whether to include a tip, and then sign or enter their pin to complete the transaction. Farhad Irani, Head of Retail Banking Group at Mashreq, said the Mashreq Payport device was revolutionary, creating a new level of convenience for customers. The device is not exclusive to Mashreq customers, so those with other banks can also use the device. But in order to use the device, customers must first download the Mashreq Payport application onto their smartphone. The application is only available on Android and iPhone. Delivery companies Once a sale is completed a digital receipt is sent to the customers smartphone. Nimish Dwivedi, Head of Payments at Mashreq, said that the product would be initially utilised by delivery companies but was also suitable for mobile salesmen and in-store sales at fast food restaurants. Mashreq Payport will initially be launched at Pizza Express, Cold Stone Creamery, Popeyes, Al Maya Supermarket, and Champions Cleaners. Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group, said he was excited about the launch of Mashreq Payport.
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Mashreq launches new mobile payment device
By Kenneth Corbin Wed, August 28, 2013 CIO As the federal government warms to the idea of allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for work and develops new device management policies, agency CIOs and others will still have to grapple with the challenges associated with application security, experts warn. The initial challenge for federal IT managers evaluating BYOD policies was to ensure that their agency’s infrastructure was secure enough for new devices to enter the network and provide for central management, according to Tom Suder, president of the mobile services provider Mobilegov . With those policies in place, agencies have cleared the way for the development and adoption of innovative new applications that could boost productivity in a mobilized workforce. But those apps invite a host of new security challenges. [ 11 Time Management and Productivity Apps for Android ] Mobile Device Management vs. Mobile Application Security “I think we’re definitely in exciting times here. We’re actually talking about doing better work for the government. I think we’ve shifted the conversation from mobile device management (MDM) and getting people — you know, authorizing devices on the network. Even the DoD has authorized iOS and Android devices on their network in conjunction with an MDM,” Suder said during an online presentation yesterday. “And I think we’re really getting to the point now where we’re going to have these real good mission apps, doing-your-job kind of apps, and I think it’s going to, you know, increase efficiency and make people do their jobs better, but I do think that we need to balance that with security, and there hasn’t been too many enterprise mobility apps out there, so I think this is definitely an area we need to be paying attention to,” Suder said.
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ADP® Mobile Solutions App Quickly Exceeds 300,000 Downloads On Android(TM) Devices
The attackers behind the malware are believed to be Russian. Related Content Close the Mac Security Gap in Your Enterprise Versafe, the online fraud protection provider that identified this new banking Trojan, known as Perkele , says none of its customers have yet suffered any financial losses linked to the attacks. But it’s likely losses have occurred, says Jens Hinrichsen, the company’s vice president of business development. Perkele circumvents out-of-band authentication codes sent to mobile devices for online-banking sessions, according to Versafe. The ongoing evolution of increasingly sophisticated malware illustrates how organized crime rings are enhancing their abilities to launch cross-device and cross-channel attacks, Hinrichsen says. These attacks are breaking multifactor authentication, proving that banking institutions have to invest in layers of security and data encryption , says George Tubin, a security specialist for malware-protection provider Trusteer. “Banks have to realize that cybercriminals are actively focusing on the mobile channel,” he says. “And, yes, two-factor authentication does not ensure security because malware can bypass it. Banks have to protect the mobile device the same way they defend the online device, and also realize that criminals launch coordinated attacks across the channels.” Tubin says Trusteer also identified Perkele attacks and has taken action to help ensure its customers are protected.
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Mobile devices drive digital-content growth
Thailand also has high potential to provide digital-content outsourcing for the international market, according to an industry expert. Trirat Chatkaew, director of the Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa), said the digital-content market in Thailand offered great potential for continuous high growth, largely because of the growing trend for mobile devices, which are changing people’s lifestyle and behaviour as they increasingly access information and other content via such gadgets. Moreover, the broadband network now offers high speed, which allows users to more easily access digital content over the Internet. He added that companies were now making much more use of digital content such as advertising, short movies, presentations and 3D animation to present and promote their businesses, while “edutainment” also has an important role in driving digital content in the Kingdom. “The agency [Sipa] expects the digital-content industry in terms of animation and gaming in Thailand this year will be worth around Bt18 billion, comprising Bt10 billion from animation and Bt8 billion from gaming. The industry overall will grow by around 12-15 per cent this year. “Thai digital-content developers also have a good opportunity to provide outsourcing services and develop content to http://speedyplansindownloadfreepdf.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-to-become-alpha-male-john-alexander.html support companies in countries such as South Korea, China and Japan, as well as European countries,” said Trirat. The Thai digital-content industry in the next three to five years will have an annual value of about Bt30 billion, he said. Support from Sipa His agency, meanwhile, will drive and assist local developers of products and services to support both the local and international markets via a digital-content contest in categories such as education, short movies and advertising.
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That lack is increasingly urgent as more and more mobile apps for Salesforce appear on the vendor’s App Exchange. MobileIron will offer “Anyware for Salesforce,” which provides from within the Salesforce web interface a range of administrative views, tools, actions, and reports that support a company’s mobile Salesforce users. The initial release of the Anyware cloud service supports iOS and Android devices. End users surf to anywhere.com to register their devices with a username and password, and a device profile is automatically downloaded to their phone or tablet. That’s the only step users need to take, according to Rege. Once registered, users see two icons on their device, one for Anyware and one for the Anyware app catalog, an enterprise-specific site for mobile apps. The catalog is set up by an Anyware administrator, who lists the approved custom and third-party apps that corporate users can, or should, download. The catalog links seamlessly with both Google Play and Apple App Store. As with those online stores, you click on an app in the Anyware catalog and it downloads and installs on your device. And also as with those online stores, users can rate and review the Anyware-listed apps.
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Mobile device management shifts to the cloud
As designs get smaller, lighter and more power efficient, the connection of a wearable device to powerful smartphones or tablets that can process and send data to the cloud is critical. For this reason, smart mobile devices have become the hub for interconnecting everything. “The value of a wearable device lies in its ability to connect to a smartphone or the Internet with minimal impact on battery life,” said Rahul Patel, Broadcom Vice President, Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos. “As the market gains momentum, Broadcom is actively widening business opportunities in this growing space by offering the breadth of IP and customized components that enable creative new smart wearable devices to be connected.” Broadcom’s WICED portfolio provides the foundation for embedding low power, high performance, interoperable wireless connectivity into these devices. Emerging segment leaders are currently designing health and wellness devices based on Broadcom WICED technology, including blood pressure monitors, glucometers, smart watches, fitness bracelets and more. By supporting Wi-Fi Direct, a specification that allows two devices to communicate with each other securely via Wi-Fi without an access point or computer, Broadcom is opening the doors to the development of new, innovative smart accessories, clothing and other wearable sensors. As wearable technology becomes more prominent, wireless connectivity technologies that enable these devices to connect to smartphones are key to unlocking their true potential. Specifically: Near Field Communication (NFC) enables a consumer to buy a new wearable device and simply tap it to their smartphone so the devices can start to communicate instantly and securely. No more complicated menus or arduous setup processes. Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi allow the consumer to collect data from their wearable device (i.e. calories burned, heart rate, etc.) and transfer it to their smartphone or into the cloud without draining the battery.
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