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BizReport | Ecommerce April 03, 2014

NSA snooping prompts consumer caution in online banking and shopping

Consumers are treading cautiously online. Not only are they doing less online banking, some are even reducing the amount they use email, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for data security firm ESET.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing March 21, 2014

Report exposes riskiest apps to companies and individuals

Analysis of thousands of mobile apps for Android has revealed those that are the riskiest to use with communication, social media and news categories at the top of the table.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing January 07, 2014

Mobile devices biggest security risk to companies in 2014

Companies with employees working via mobile while on the move are realizing that mobile is perhaps the biggest security risk to their IT networks, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute and endpoint management and security firm Lumension.... >>

BizReport | Internet July 05, 2013

Leaked document attacks EU's tougher laws on cybercriminals

Cybercriminals will face tougher penalties if caught in the European Union following a vote in the European parliament yesterday. Lawmakers have agreed to longer prison sentences. However, a leaked group briefing shows some do not agree with the use of... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing February 18, 2013

Study: UK adults research on mobile but buy via computer

Due to security concerns, a quarter of mobile users in the UK research a product on their mobile device but then go on to make a purchase on a computer, according to new research conducted for bss digital. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing January 29, 2013

72% of mobile users harbor security, privacy concerns

New research from TRUSTe reveals that, far from becoming more confident about mobile device use, users are more concerned today about security and privacy than they were a year ago.... >>

BizReport | Internet January 16, 2013

Number of compromised online accounts surprises Google security researcher

When a Google security researcher Elie Bursztein set up a survey to find out how many U.S. Internet users had had an online account compromised he was surprised at how many had been affected. ... >>

BizReport | December 03, 2012

Is your website's captcha putting off mobile users?

Captchas have proved to be a popular security feature online, but when consumers are forced to use them on a mobile device they can be fiddly and frustrating to use, and can result in site abandonment.... >>

BizReport | Internet June 15, 2012

British government plans to tackle Internet trolls

People who leave defamatory comments on websites or forums are being targeted in the UK. The British government is currently considering legislation making website operators identify 'trolls'. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing April 19, 2012

Pew: 65% of tech experts believe cash, credit cards may be obsolete by 2020

Things move fast in this digital age but are they moving fast enough that mobile wallets could replace cash and credit cards by the end of this decade? The majority of technology experts surveyed by Pew think so. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing February 24, 2012

Study: Smartphone users at increased risk of ID fraud

A Javelin Strategy report found that smartphone users are more likely to become a victim of identity theft.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing January 14, 2011

Smartphone owners need to be smarter

Experian has released research by their identity-protection service, ProtectMyID, that shows that some smartphone users might not be quite as smart as their phones. ... >>

BizReport | Internet September 20, 2010

Social media use in workplace leading to financial losses

Small businesses that allow employees to use social networks at work are putting themselves at risk of infecting their systems and, worse still, financial loss, according to a new survey in the U.S. by Panda Security.... >>

BizReport | Internet August 31, 2010

I.T. security employees let down guards on socnets

When Internet security firm BitDefender tried to befriend total strangers on a large social networking site using a fake profile, they found that the vast majority were happy to associate with a stranger - even IT bods. ... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing May 13, 2010

Symantec launches cloud-based endpoint protection

Last week marked the tenth anniversary of the identification of the Lovebug virus, the world's first major online virus. Although security has become tighter and most consumers know the problems inherent in clicking on attachments from unknown sources, there are... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce May 12, 2009

OFT: British mistrust of Internet holding back online market

Online shopping isn't exactly new-fangled and mysterious anymore. It's become part of everyday life for many people around the globe. However, years down the line, consumers still have a lack of trust in the Internet, particularly in the U.K. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce February 12, 2009

Security fears stop U.K. shoppers going online

A new survey from GfK, on behalf of CyberSource, found that just over two-thirds of shoppers in the U.K. don't shop online, citing security risks as their main concern. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce September 23, 2008

$57 billion lost to site abandonment

Online retailers are losing billions of dollars every year due to site abandonment, finds behavioral analysis firm Tealeaf in their annual Online Customer Experience survey. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing March 17, 2008

Security concerns hamper m-banking, m-commerce

Security and scam concerns are just a couple of the reasons that consumers aren’t embracing mobile banking and shopping, finds an Harris Interactive survey.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing October 23, 2007

Consumers remain concerned by security of email comms

Despite many in the U.S. being unable to do without email for communication, a new study has found that there remains a significant amount of concern over the prevalence of cyber-crime and spam.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing February 23, 2007

Smaller brands should warn customers about phishing attacks

A study from email authentication firm Iconix indicates smaller brands and even social networks could be putting customers at risk by not warning against phishing messages. According to the study, 1 in every 6 phishing messages are opened.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce February 21, 2007

Online sales affected by low customer confidence in data security

Online consumers expect businesses, not banks, to compensate for fraudulent transactions.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce February 14, 2007

British banks trial online credit card fraud prevention device

There could be good news ahead for British online shoppers. U.K. banks are piloting a scheme to issue customers with personal credit card readers.... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content January 22, 2007

U.S. Spam Shame

Over a third (34 percent) of websites containing malicious code, or malware, are hosted in the U.S. That’s more than any other country in the world.... >>

BizReport | Internet January 19, 2007

Parents Peek Inside Children's MySpace Profiles

After four families sue News Corp’s MySpace, the social networking site unveils their latest technology in the fight against online child abuse.... >>

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