Consumers and App Data Theft – Who Should be Held Accountable?

Posted by Amit Lavi

Aug 18, 2015 8:34:00 AM

A shift has occurred in the cybercrime world, and it’s one that mobile app owners can’t afford to ignore. Recently, there’s been a sharp increase in app data theft incidents, primarily with the goal of stealing credentials and gaining access to bank accounts, credit cards, and gift vouchers.

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Topics: App Data Theft, Consumer Apps

The Inherent Dangers of Fake Wi-Fi for Consumer App Users

Posted by Avi Yehuda

Aug 12, 2015 7:57:00 AM

When looking at the mobile security threat landscape, fake Wi-Fi attack vectors stand out as being particularly insidious. As consumer demand for mobile data increases, app users connect to Wi-Fi networks at every chance they get - coffee shops, parks, airports – and as a result, the risk of encountering a compromised connection naturally grows.

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Topics: MitM, Fake WiFi, Consumer App Data

Stagefright: The New Face of App Data Theft

Posted by Jamie Rakover

Jul 30, 2015 5:11:00 AM

How vulnerable, exactly, are Android phones to app data theft? Based on recent research from mobile security expert Joshua Drake, 95% of Androids are potentially compromised by Stagefright, a media playback tool. 

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Topics: Android, App Data Theft, Stagefright

Does Your App Expose Your Password?

Posted by Amit Lavi

Jun 24, 2015 8:14:00 AM

When developers either use unencrypted text protocol, or incorrectly implemented HTTPS, Big Brand Apps are being left vulnerable and exposed. Worried about your data? You should be!

Over the past few days we have seen an increasing number of articles discussing the vulnerability of Android apps. What is alarming about this movement in the industry is the root cause of much of these vulnerabilities; Best practices of secure coding are not being implemented, meaning not using HTTPS and correct security measures to protect personal details - such as username and password.

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Topics: Mobile data security, vulnerability, Android

Is Your Enterprise Mobility Strategy BYOD-Ready?

Posted by Tal Gilat

Jun 8, 2015 8:16:00 AM

While there was some early speculation that BYOD was more of a fad than a trend, the verdict is in and the debate is over: BYOD is not going away anytime soon. And as far as employees are concerned, why should it? BYOD helps them get more done, while they spend less time stuck in their workstations. What’s not to love?

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Topics: Mobile data security, Data Protection, vulnerability

App Wrapping: Ending the War between IT and Employees

Posted by Amit Lavi

Feb 25, 2015 12:54:55 AM

Traditionally, network security battles between IT and employees have centered on inappropriate use issues. For example, they involved an employee unwittingly or deliberately visiting an off-limit website, clicking the link in a seemingly harmless spear phishing email, or carrying out some other activity that exposed the network to imminent or potential data leaks and breaches. And while such battles have been protracted and driven more than a few frustrated IT professionals into early retirement, they frankly seem like the “good old days” compared to what BYOD is bringing to the clash. 

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Topics: BYOD, Employee productivity, mobile applications, app wrapping

Healthcare’s Mobile Device Dilemma: Compliance or Productivity?

Posted by Hilee Avrahami

Feb 18, 2015 3:31:00 AM

While there was a time when organizations, professionals and practices speculated on whether mobile devices could or should be adopted for use in the healthcare sector, that time has clearly passed and the way forward is clear: mobile devices are here to stay. 

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Topics: BYOD, CIO, Mobile data security, healthcare

How to Solve the Mobile Application Management Dilemma

Posted by Amit Lavi

Jan 22, 2015 7:32:02 AM

While grappling with complex problems is the norm for today’s CIOs rather than the exception, there is a particularly difficult and urgent issue that is causing growing concern both inside and outside the space: finding a way to secure and deploy both market and in-house developed applications for corporate BYOD use.

To start with, whereas enterprise mobile apps were once seen as optional, it is clear that they are increasingly being viewed as essential. For example: 

  • Healthcare organizations such as New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Hospital are using mobile apps to help clinicians improve workflow communication efficiencies. And with the global market for health apps expected to reach $26 billion by 2017, the trend will only intensify. 
  •  Insurance providers such as Freedom Health have streamlined operations and increased performance by equipping their sales agents with a mobile app for completing insurance applications while out in the field. 
  • Sales professionals are using mobile apps to access updated customer account information, and to run analytics and forecasting tools that clearly and often convincingly show customers why they should “close the deal’.   

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Topics: mobile applications

Mobility at the Healthcare IT Summit

Posted by Amit Lavi

Nov 13, 2014 12:01:24 AM

We’ve just returned from Healthcare Summit IT in Los Angeles where the Nativeflow team met and connected with many talented healthcare IT leaders. The premier summit was a great way to share and learn about all of the innovation that is taking place in the healthcare industry. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of my key takeaways: 

1. Native user experience is essential to healthcare providers 

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Topics: BYOD, enterprise mobility, healthcare

MDMs, BYOD And Issues Of Privacy

Posted by Daniel Feinstein

Nov 2, 2014 7:32:35 AM

Somewhere along the line, it became acceptable for companies to protect data on their mobile devices at the expense of employee privacy. Perhaps there was an argument for this case when considering that the devices were company-owned; however, the enterprise mobility environment is changing and users deserve their privacy.

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Topics: User privacy, enterprise mobility