mobile security

Myki Enables Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

Myki Enables Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

The Myki password manager will now support face unlock on the Pixel 4. The newest version of the app integrates the Android 10 biometrics API, which in turn allows Pixel 4 owners to open the app with a facial recognition scan instead of a PIN. To enable the feature, Myki users will first need to…

Trustonic Renews Device Security Partnership with LG

Trustonic Renews Device Security Partnership with LG

Trustonic has renewed its security partnership with LG Electronics. The two companies first started working together in 2013, and the new deal ensures that Trustonic will continue to provide hardware and software security solutions for LG devices moving forward. The arrangement primarily concerns the Trustonic Secured Platform (TSP), which will be used to protect LG…

Trustonic Provides TAP Security for Korean Mobile Banking App

Trustonic Provides TAP Security for Korean Mobile Banking App

South Korea’s KB Kookmin Bank (KB Bank) is turning to Trustonic to safeguard its mobile banking app. The integration of Trustonic Application Protection (TAP) will make the KB Star Banking App easier to use, and will also raise the transaction limits for KB customers. To generate those benefits, Trustonic TAP will change the way the…

OneSpan Brings Biometrics, Anti-fraud Tech to Sony Bank

OneSpan Brings Biometrics, Anti-fraud Tech to Sony Bank

Sony Bank is now using OneSpan’s Mobile Security Suite to safeguard its app and its mobile transactions. The Mobile Security Suite includes Application Shielding, which will monitor the Sony Bank network to detect (and reduce) fraudulent activity. It will also enable biometric authentication, with support for both face and fingerprint recognition.   With that in…

Samsung’s Mobility Management Solution Achieves NIAP Certification

Samsung’s Mobility Management Solution Achieves NIAP Certification

The Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution from Samsung SDS has officially met the common certification criteria for National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP). The certification indicates that the EMM solution is compliant with the 4.0 version of the Mobile Device Management Protection Profile (MDM-PP) security requirements. According to Samsung SDS America, the company’s EMM solution is…

Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Improved Security and Biometric Features

Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Improved Security and Biometric Features

Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11 — the next version of its mobile operating system — with a slew of new features including some upgrades to security, privacy, biometric capabilities, messaging and more. Though this is only the first version of Android 11 and it is just a developer preview —…

Trustonic Receives EMVCo Certification

Trustonic Receives EMVCo Certification

Trustonic’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology has officially made its way through the EMVCo’s mobile payment certification process. In plain terms, that means that any mobile payment apps that choose to adopt Trustonic’s security services can do so knowing that they will be compliant with the EMVCo’s strict mobile payments regulations. According to Trustonic, its…

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

Samsung is rolling out a January 2020 security patch for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. For the moment, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates are only available in France, while the Galaxy Note 8 update was first introduced in Germany. However, both are expected to roll out globally in the…

Buguroo Sounds Alarm About Malicious Apps in Google Play Store

Buguroo Sounds Alarm About Malicious Apps in Google Play Store

Buguroo is warning consumers about three malicious applications that are currently available through Google Play. All three applications take advantage of the Android Binder vulnerability, and were first uncovered by Trend Micro researchers Ecular Xu and Joseph Chen. The offending applications are Camero, callCam, and FileCrypt Manager, all three of which should obviously be avoided. The first two are…

Buguroo Warns About Threat of Android Banking Trojan in Brazil

Buguroo Warns About Threat of Android Banking Trojan in Brazil

Buguroo is calling attention to the threat of the BasBanke Trojan for Android devices in a new post on the company blog. Also known as Coybot, the BasBanke Trojan specifically targets Brazilian banking institutions, although it does have some similarities to the Pazera Trojan that goes after Windows devices in Latin America more broadly. According…

Sontiq Upgrades IdentityForce App with Mobile Attack Control

Sontiq Upgrades IdentityForce App with Mobile Attack Control

Sontiq has upgraded the user interface of its IdentityForce Mobile App with the release of a new feature that notifies app users about potential threats to their smartphone. Dubbed Mobile Attack Control, the feature is built with technology from Sontiq’s Mobile Defense Suite. Mobile Attack Control will watch for cybersecurity threats like spyware, rogue apps,…

Former Director of U.S. National Economic Council Joins Hoyos Board

Former Director of U.S. National Economic Council Joins Hoyos Board

Hoyos Integrity Corporation (Hoyos) has announced Gary Cohn, the former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs, as an investor and member of its Board of Advisors. Hoyos provides secure patent-protected mobile communications technologies to both the private and public sectors, and has its’ own FCC license to…

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

“… YubiKey 5 NFC and Security Key NFC solutions can now be used with iPhone models 7 or later running on iOS 13.” Yubico’s NFC-enabled security keys can now be used for contactless authentication with newer iPhones. The change was announced alongside Apple’s big product launches last week, with the company opening up somewhat from…

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of the recently released 2.19.221 beta version of the Android platform, and allows users to configure their WhatsApp settings to require a fingerprint scan to open to the app on compatible smartphones. Even with the feature enabled,…

OneSpan Raises Consumer Awareness Through Partnership with Square Enix

OneSpan Raises Consumer Awareness Through Partnership with Square Enix

OneSpan has released a new case study that summarizes its ten years of history with Square Enix. The Japanese video game developer had previously integrated OneSpan’s Digipass G06 as a two-factor authentication solution for online gaming accounts in an effort to combat fraudulent takeovers.     At the time, Square Enix was the first game studio…

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard has launched a new mobile app that is designed to provide “zero trust” security for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Dubbed TRUSTICA Mobile, the new app creates a unique key to encrypt every single text message, voice message, and file sent through the service.  “Malware and malicious apps can’t steal or expose sensitive…

IDEMIA and Capgemini Join Forces for New IoT Device Management Platform

IDEMIA and Capgemini Join Forces for New IoT Device Management Platform

IDEMIA has announced plans to build a secure management platform for IoT devices in conjunction with Capgemini. The new solution will blend Capgemini’s existing X-IoT device management platform with IDEMIA’s M-TRUST digital security system. “The foundation of industrial analytics and AI is connectivity coupled with security,” said Jean-Pierre Petit, Capgemini’s Director of Digital Manufacturing. “Capgemini’s…

Trustonic’s ALPS Security Platform Will Discourage Smartphone Theft

Trustonic’s ALPS Security Platform Will Discourage Smartphone Theft

“In addition to stolen phones, the platform can be used to lock legally purchased phones and companion devices in the case of a recall, or if the customer is missing payments.” Trustonic has launched a new security platform designed to curb the theft of smartphones. The Asset Lifecycle Protection Service – or ALPS – is…

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