Common ways for a criminal to compromise an SMS authenticator include remotely hacking a phone and having the texts forward to a different phone, or to a computer via voice over internet protocol, Rezek said. In that scenario, the bank could utilize technology behind the scenes that observes how users behave and interact with the…
CVS Health today is launching its own mobile payments solution that will allow customers to pay for products, pick up prescriptions, earn ExtraCare loyalty rewards, as well as pay – just by scanning the barcode in the CVS mobile app. The idea, the company explains, is to eliminate the number of steps it takes today to complete…
Telecoms firm reveals cost of attack hit £42m, cutting its profits from £32m to £14m Source: TalkTalk profits halve after cyber-attack | Business | The Guardian
My colleague, Kenesa Ahmad, is cited in this week’s Time cover story about the Apple encryption issue. Kenesa co-authored the law review article that coined the term “golden age of surveillance”. Time Cover Story: http://time.com/magazine/us/4262476/march-28th-2016-vol-187-no-11-u-s/ Law Review Article: http://stlr.org/volumes/volume-xiii-2011-2012/encryption-and-globalization/
Source: Uber Goes Unconventional: Using Driver Phones as a Backup Datacenter – High Scalability –
Mobile service provider Sprint will pay $2.95 million in civil penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company failed to give proper notice to consumers who were placed in a program for customers with lower credit scores and charged an extra monthly fee. Source: Sprint Will Pay $2.95 Million Penalty to Settle FTC…
Government conflicts with Apple and Microsoft reflect heightened resistance by businesses intent on demonstrating efforts to protect customer information. Source: Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data – The New York Times
Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day [Updated] | Ars Technica.
Google and Apple Fight for the Car Dashboard – NYTimes.com.
Mobile, the Metatrend of the Decade | Singularity HUB.