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  • The use of mobile credentials is on the rise, but can they be secured?

    By Grant Hatchimonji | 03 June, 2014 05:05

    Given the current prevalence of mobile devices, especially smartphones, it comes as no surprise that they are becoming more and more entwined with everyday aspects of our lives. We don't just use them to make calls, to text, or to browse the internet anymore. We can use them to do just about anything, and that includes using them as a means to provide our credentials.

  • CIOs visualize an imminent IoT security storm

    By Chee-Sing Chan | 30 May, 2014 11:02

    If media reports and technology vendors are to be believed, then the world of artificial intelligence, smart cities, and a life of automated-everything is just around the corner. The surge of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) has stolen the thunder of big data and cloud, the last two technology trends dominating headlines.

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    By Bob Violino | 10 March, 2014 11:04

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • 12 hot US security start-ups to watch

    By Ellen Messmer | 13 November, 2013 13:23

    Going into 2014, a whirlwind of security start-ups are looking to have an impact on the enterprise world. Most of these new ventures are focused on securing data in the cloud and on mobile devices. Santa Clara, California-based Illumio, for example, founded earlier this year, is only hinting about what it will be doing in cloud security. But already it's the darling of Silicon Valley investors, pulling in over $42 million from backer Andreesen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Formation 8 and others.

  • Adobe hack shows subscription software vendors lucrative targets

    By Gregg Keizer | 07 October, 2013 11:03

    Adobe on Thursday admitted that hackers broke into its network and stole personal information, including an estimated 2.9 million credit cards, illustrating the lucrative target that software-by-subscription providers have become to cyber criminals.

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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.