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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of December 8, 2013

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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Security firm AVG Technologies has released a free smartphone app that blocks WiFi location tracking, even borrowing the “Do Not Track” movement label to name the “DNT” feature it’s adding to its PrivacyFix app for Android. Read Original Content

The average smartphone user has 26 apps installed. Recent research conducted by HP indicates 97 percent of the apps contained some sort of privacy issue. The research also found 86 percent of the apps lack basic security defenses, and 75 percent fail to properly encrypt data. Read Original Content

Two-step security authentication as recently adopted by Facebook and Twitter, will be rendered useless against cyber attacks on mobile devices in 2014, security firm Trend Micro has claimed. Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

Forty-five percent of Indian organizations are concerned about the security and privacy of their enterprise mobility initiatives, the second highest figure in the Asia Pacific and Japan region after China, according to a new global study. Read Original Content

A survey of 2,500 UK mobile users found that 27 percent have lost up to three company devices and 52 percent regularly carry a mobile device containing sensitive work data, putting their employers and customers at risk of fraud. Read Original Content
Shoring up mobile security gaps should be a top 2014 priority for financial institutions, says Gartner analyst Anton Chuvakin, who contends many other security issues, including managing cloud vendors and other third parties, aren't so urgent. Read Original Content

A new report from Juniper Research postulates that for businesses adopting BYOD, there is a need to consider mobile devices as just another endpoint – while devising measures to mitigate the challenges and the risks of managing a multi-platform environment. Read Original Content

Smartphone owners are more concerned about companies having access to their online banking activities and the content of their texts and emails than they are about data collected around apps and web surfing, new research claims. Read Original Content

U.S. President Barack Obama provided BlackBerry Ltd. with an inadvertent PR win on Wednesday, when the world’s most famous BlackBerry user told a group of people at the White House that he doesn’t use an iPhone for “security reasons.” Read Original Content

A U.S. patent filing by South Korea's Samsung suggests the company is investigating using eye recognition technology for authenticating users of its devices. 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 SMAC 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.