Smashing Security #079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and back end gurus

May 24, 2018

A website which demands money if you want your mugshot removed, could “sharenting” lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Source:…

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IDG Contributor Network: Why regression testing is crucial for every mobile banking app

Mobile banking is growing in prominence, which is why offering an app to your customers makes so much sense when it comes to maintaining competitiveness. Statistics show that the number of mobile banking users in the US will go up from 133.5 million people in 2014 to 161.6 million people in 2019. The tendency is for further growth in the years to come – mobile banking transactions are set to…

May 17, 2018
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7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

Fear not shadow IT, the software and services employees secretly use without explicit organizational approval. For decades, CIOs and IT managers have searched for ways of reliably ferreting out and squashing shadow technologies, realizing that the illicit tools create dangerous security, compliance and workflow vulnerabilities. Yet a small but growing number of IT leaders are beginning to view shadow IT in a new light. They’re coming to understand that studying…

May 3, 2018
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Is your digital transformation mobile-first? It should be

Your mobile strategy — both for internal use and in support of your customers — is a bellwether of your approach to digital transformation. It is an opportunity to take more digital-native approaches across your technology portfolio, particularly on the front end where your employees and customers engage with you through computers, websites and mobile devices. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: http://www.cio.com

April 23, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Best and worst practices in mobile expense management

Why do some organizations overspend on mobile technology while others manage their remote telecom expenses with maximum efficiency? Usually, the answer is simple: automation or lack of it. Many organizations have a Mobile Expense Management (MEM) process or solution in place, which is a great start to controlling costs – but it is only a start. As food for thought, I would like to offer a few examples of worst…

March 29, 2018
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$27 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility – Deal Alert

With this smart plug from Etekcity, you can turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate the on/off cycle with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow drain that occurs even when devices are powered down. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 2,200 people on Amazon, the 2-pack of smart plugs has…

February 20, 2018
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$29 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility – Deal Alert

With this smart plug from Etekcity, you can turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate the on/off cycle with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow drain that occurs even when devices are powered down. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 2,200 people on Amazon, the 2-pack of smart plugs has…

February 20, 2018
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VITAS improves hospice care with mobile transformation

Few health-care sectors are more taxing than hospice operations, whose doctors and nurses have limited time to provide the best care for terminally-ill patients. VITAS Health, a $1.3 billion provider of hospice care, met this challenge by enabling its 8,000 clinicians to quickly admit patients at bedside via iPhones, iPads and mobile applications. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: http://www.cio.com

January 26, 2018
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