Mobile Pay at the Pump

We’ve all had a time where we need to get gas and it’s pouring rain outside and the wind rips through our shirts, chilling us to the bone. We get out of our vehicle and fumble through our pocket or purses looking for our wallet, our fingers not responding to the commands we give them due to the biting cold of the wind. We grab the wallet and pull out our bank card, fumbling to insert it into the reader and carefully pressing the buttons to enter our PIN without messing it up. Finally it’s all ready, we turn on the pump and place our hands in our pockets for warmth while the gas fills our tank. Read More

T­-Mobile Hack

In the digital age, security means a lot more than a securely locked door. These days, criminals don’t need to break into your house to steal important information like banking info, Social Security numbers, and credit cards. They can break into a computer server where all of these things are stored and swipe up the data for thousands to millions of citizens all at once. The latest incident of this involves mobile telephone company T­-Mobile where up to 15 million people may have had their credit information compromised Read More

Stage fright Exploit Getting Addressed on Mobiles 

In April 2014, the world became aware of a serious issue: the Heart bleed Bug. This exploit could potentially allow hackers access to vast amounts of encrypted login information for numerous websites. In April 2015, iOS devices could fall victim to a purposely flawed SSL certificate that allowed hackers to put an iOS device into a permanent restart loop. In July 2015, another widespread exploit was discovered, this time on Android powered mobile devices: Stage fright. Read More