Podcast - 27th February 2014
Dr Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, joined us during Mobile World Congress to offer his well-informed opinion about trends in mobile technology.
We talked about a wide range of topics, including battery life, disposable tablets, wearables, m-health, 4G fragmentation, connected furniture, M2M security, the rise of video and the IEEE.
Cellebrite, which is best known to mobile phone retailers for its smartphone content transfer and fault diagnosis tool, is now adding new diagnostic tools to help identify and eradicate mobile malware.
It’s partnering with security specialist Webroot to integrate Webroot’s Mobile App Reputation Service and URL Classification Service, which has a database that contains millions of mobile application and website anti-malware signatures.
Intel-owned online security business McAfee has made its Mobile Security product available free to Android and iOS users.
It follows an announcement made earlier this year by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.
Apple has updated iOS6 and iOS7 to fix an issue with browsing web sites protected by SSL.
Without this update, iPhone and iPad users who were visiting a ‘secure’ website were at risk of having their communication intercepted if they were using a public WiFi connection.
Mobile content and commerce organisation MEF has published the results of its Global Consumer Trust report for 2014. The study, which looks at privacy, transparency and security concerns, was carried out in partnership with online security company AVG Technologies.
According to the report, the single largest obstacle to purchasing goods and services via a mobile device is trust.