Mobile Security


Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Reports of a Security Flaw that Allowed Eavesdropping

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Reports of a Security Flaw that Allowed Eavesdropping

A glitch in Apple's FaceTime app let users hear—and see—the other person even if the recipient never accepted the call.

The Next Wave

Originally designed as consumer devices, smartphones have become vital elements of both our personal and professional lives.

Weather Apps Under Fire for Collecting, Selling User Data

Weather Apps Under Fire for Collecting, Selling User Data

Several weather apps have been found to harvest and use data from its users.

NY Times Report Shows Scary Side of Location Data

NY Times Report Shows Scary Side of Location Data

A new report from the New York Times details how personal and invasive smartphone location data can get.

Charges Against Treasury Employee Show Weakness of Encrypted Apps

Charges Against Treasury Employee Show Weakness of Encrypted Apps

Encryption apps are only as secure as you make them.

WhatsApp Bug Allowed Hackers to Hijack Accounts

WhatsApp Bug Allowed Hackers to Hijack Accounts

Facebook's WhatsApp says it has fixed a video call security bug that let hackers hijack accounts.

Google Revamping Gmail and Android Security

Google Revamping Gmail and Android Security

Currently, Google Account users grant an app a lot of permissions to access their Google Account data in one fell swoop. After the changes are implemented, consumers will be able to grant or deny each permission individually.

A Test and An Alert

A Test and An Alert

Americans are part of a FEMA alert notice



3 Ways to Use iOS 12 to Secure Your Device

3 Ways to Use iOS 12 to Secure Your Device

iOS 12 has several new security features that will allow your device to be more secure.

Newly Discovered Bug will Crash and Restart your iPhone

Newly Discovered Bug will Crash and Restart your iPhone

Simply visiting a website built by a security researcher will crash and restart your iPhone.

Future Smartphone Payments to Rely on Software Security

Future Smartphone Payments to Rely on Software Security

Study finds the growth of smartphone payments will increase the use of biometric security measures on mobile devices.

Bluetooth Security Vulnerability Discovered

Bluetooth Security Vulnerability Discovered

A Bluetooth vulnerability has the potential to allow a nearby hacker to gain unauthorized access to a device.

On the Run

The modern workplace is increasingly mobile. The prevalence of secure mobile internet and emphasis on face-to-face collaboration has seen corporations increasingly emphasize remote work for their employees.

Consumers’ Trust of Cardless ATMs Will Not Happen Without Strong Mobile Device Security

Consumers’ Trust of Cardless ATMs Will Not Happen Without Strong Mobile Device Security

One key to improving cardless ATM acceptance among consumers is to build trust and comfort by ensuring that best-in-class security measures are in place. Given the right security and layers of defense, the cardless ATM process can be secure.

Facebook Confirms Android Text and Call Histories are Recorded

Facebook Confirms Android Text and Call Histories are Recorded

Users are downloading their Facebook data to see just how much Facebook is recording.

Google Believes Android is as Secure as iOS Now

Google Believes Android is as Secure as iOS Now

Google released its fourth annual review for Android security. Here are the highlights.

LTE Vulnerability Could Allow Hacker to Send Fake Emergency Alerts

LTE Vulnerability Could Allow Hacker to Send Fake Emergency Alerts

One of the ten attacks can create "artificial choas" by sending a fake emergency alert to cell phone users.

Surveillance Footage Aids Police in Florida School Shooting

Surveillance Footage Aids Police in Florida School Shooting

Video from the school's surveillance system has helped police put together a timeline of events on the day of the shooting.

Roku, Samsung Smart TVs Have Easy-to-Exploit Vulernabilities

Roku, Samsung Smart TVs Have Easy-to-Exploit Vulernabilities

Consumer Report says its testing found that Roku devices and Samsung Smart TVs have security flaws that make them vulnerabilities to hackers.

BYU Introduces SafeWalk App

BYU Introduces SafeWalk Feature to App

The new university app feature, called Safewalk, expands on an already existent BYU program to enable police to track students’ locations through their smartphones and virtually “walk” with students through campus and the student housing areas.

Featured

  • Maximizing Your Security Budget This Year

    7 Ways You Can Secure a High-Traffic Commercial Security Gate  

    Your commercial security gate is one of your most powerful tools to keep thieves off your property. Without a security gate, your commercial perimeter security plan is all for nothing. Read Now

  • Making Safety and Security Intrinsic to School Design

    Public anxieties about school safety are escalating across the country. According to a 2023 Gallup report, 44% of parents fear for their child’s physical safety at school, a 10 percentage-point increase since 2019. Unfortunately, these fears are likely to increase if the incidence of school tragedies continues to mount. As a result, school leaders are now charged with two non-negotiable responsibilities. The first, as always, is to ensure kids have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Sadly, their second responsibility is to keep the children in their care safe from threats and physical danger. Read Now

  • The Power of a Layered Approach to Safety

    In a perfect world, every school would have an unlimited budget to help secure their schools. In reality, schools must prioritize what budget they have while navigating the complexities surrounding school security and lockdown. Read Now

  • How a Security System Can Enhance Arena Safety and the Fan Experience

    Ensuring guests have both a memorable experience and a safe one is no small feat for your physical security team. Stadiums, ballparks, arenas, and other large event venues are increasingly leveraging new technologies to transform the fan experience and maintain a high level of security. The goal is to preserve the integrity and excitement of the event while enhancing security and remaining “behind the scenes.” Read Now

Webinars

New Products

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3

  • Mobile Safe Shield

    Mobile Safe Shield

    SafeWood Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of patented bullet resistant products, is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Safe Shield. The Mobile Safe Shield is a moveable bullet resistant shield that provides protection in the event of an assailant and supplies cover in the event of an active shooter. With a heavy-duty steel frame, quality castor wheels, and bullet resistant core, the Mobile Safe Shield is a perfect addition to any guard station, security desks, courthouses, police stations, schools, office spaces and more. The Mobile Safe Shield is incredibly customizable. Bullet resistant materials are available in UL 752 Levels 1 through 8 and include glass, white board, tack board, veneer, and plastic laminate. Flexibility in bullet resistant materials allows for the Mobile Safe Shield to blend more with current interior décor for a seamless design aesthetic. Optional custom paint colors are also available for the steel frame. 3