Despite a huge increase in shopping on mobile handsets, shoppers do not have security in place to protect the identity and credit card data stored on the devices, according to Tripwire.
As user engagement with ecommerce sites and online services inevitably increases in the run up to Christmas, almost a quarter (24 per cent) of UK consumers have had their account hacked or data stolen for an online service, with five per cent having been compromised more than once.
When banks urge customers to use their mobile banking apps and sites for making online payments, users usually assume these methods are secure and do so.
The EUís cyber security Agency ENISA has issued its annual Threat Landscape 2013 report, where over 200 publicly available reports and articles have been analyzed.
A security flaw in the API of popular blog comment hosting service Disqus can be exploited to reveal the email addresses of users, and therefore occasionally even their real-world identity.
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