Google Wallet now accepting all major credit cards

Aug 2, 2012 16:32:01Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Google Wallet now accepting all major credit cards Google recently announced that its mobile payment platform, Google Wallet, is now accepting all major credit cards, according to PC Magazine. Consumers can use Google Wallet to pay for items with just a tap of their cell phones. Google Wallet, which first debuted this past fall, got an overhaul and its new features wer... Read More

Apple buys mobile security company

Jul 31, 2012 16:00:54Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Apple buys mobile security company Apple recently bought the fingerprint sensor technology company AuthenTec, which was purchased for about $356 million. This move could likely put the iPhone in the lead for having a mobile payment system, according to Reuters. The mobile security company is known for developing sensor chips that can be used on personal... Read More

Parents struggle with when to get their child a cell phone

Jul 30, 2012 14:03:18Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Parents struggle with when to get their child a cell phone The new school year is approaching rapidly, and with another academic year coming up, some parents may be wondering if this is the time to get their child a cell phone. According to ChicagoNow, there are a number of things to consider before opting for that new cell phone plan. First of all, a parent should think about... Read More

Experts at the Black Hat conference discuss vulnerable devices

Jul 27, 2012 13:56:23Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Experts at the Black Hat conference discuss vulnerable devices The Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas draws thousands of tech experts from across the globe to find various solutions to issues with mobile and internet privacy. One aspect of the conference is to highlight how easy it is to hack into personal smartphones and other mobile devices. According to The New York Tim... Read More

Survey shows Americans are not worried about mobile security

Jul 27, 2012 13:51:06Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Survey shows Americans are not worried about mobile security A recent survey conducted by GIF Software showed individuals are interested in location-based services for their cell phones, but not for the reasons many would assume. The survey of 1,000 respondents showed 12 percent would use the service to keep track of their spouse and 31 percent said they would keep tabs on their... Read More

Security experts at Black Hat admit to retaliatory hacking

Jul 26, 2012 16:33:01Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Security experts at Black Hat admit to retaliatory hacking The annual Black Hat USA security conference is currently underway in Las Vegas. Industry experts will discuss mobile security and other privacy protections, and surveys that examine where these experts stand in the security world will be presented as well. Risk and security performance management solutions service nCi... Read More

California steps up their online privacy protection

Jul 24, 2012 13:23:29Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

California steps up their online privacy protection Attorney General Kamala Harris recently announced California will be cracking down hard on privacy issues within the state in hopes of protecting consumers, according to PC World. The state officials plan on developing more laws requiring better protection and ensuring those who violate these laws will see serious cons... Read More

Top scams aimed at senior citizens

Jul 24, 2012 13:19:55Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Top scams aimed at senior citizens Many senior citizens have become tech-savvy, and this means they should be taking steps to protect their online privacy. A number of con artists target the elderly in hopes they will be more willing to give out personal information and allow the scammers access to their personal accounts. According to AARP, being aware... Read More

Study examines privacy policies for mobile applications

Jul 23, 2012 16:49:31Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Study examines privacy policies for mobile applications Mobile security has been a hot topic as of late, and numerous application developers are revising and drafting privacy policies in order to help people protect their cell phone privacy. A recent survey conducted by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) found the percentage of both free and paid apps with a policy in place ... Read More

New Jersey university offers free cell phones to incoming freshmen

Jul 20, 2012 14:02:41Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

New Jersey university offers free cell phones to incoming freshmen  Cellphones have become an integral part of life, which can sometimes interfere with classroom learning, but one school is embracing this growing trend. According to the U.S. News and World Report, Seton Hall University in New Jersey is issuing free cell phones to incoming freshmen when they attend their summer orientat... Read More

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