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Latest Apple iOS update fixes SSL security risk

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.

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New MEF survey says trust is the main barrier to mobile purchases

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.

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From smartphones to security... and from wireless charging to connected machines

Podcast - 19th February 2014

We start this week's report with two new smartphones: a flagship Android device from LG and a dual-boot handset from Geeksphone.

We also talk about the health effects of mobile phones, a new mobile loyalty app, wireless charging, machine-to-machine connections, the purchase of Viber and a recent acquisition by Google.

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SMS security and text message spam

Podcast - 14th February 2014

In the past few months, the topics of security and privacy have gripped the mobile industry. The humble SMS text message has been subjected to particular attention, both on its own and in association with smartphone apps.

John Murtagh, CTO at text message specialist Anam Technologies, explains more about the risks involved with SMS, the challenges for mobile network operators and the solutions that can protect consumers.

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LG announces its new flagship Android smartphone ahead of Mobile World Congress

LG Electronics has announced the LG G Pro 2 smartphone today.

It’s a successor to the LG G Pro, which was revealed in February last year. South Korea is currently the only market confirmed for the LG G Pro 2, although wider availability is expected to be announced during or after Mobile World Congress.

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