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Mobile security technology enhancements coming to Google and Samsung

Cutting edge new tech from songs to fingerprint sensing are on their way to their devices.

Mobile Security TechnologyAmong the various barriers that have stood in the way of areas such as m-commerce and payments, has been mobile security, and in an effort to help to provide consumers with a greater sense of confidence, some of the leading tech giants are working on some cutting edge new ways to provide that.

Google, for example, is working on an app that allows typed passwords to be replaced with a user’s unique song.

This mobile security app functions by setting a smartphone next to a tablet or laptop that plays a uniquely generated sound through the device’s speakers. The human ear may or may not be able to hear the unique “song”, but it can be picked up by the smartphone’s microphone. This could, in theory, allow Google to change the way that we think about passwords. The application, itself, was created by Or Zelig, Eran Galili, and ori Kabeli, of Israel. They claim that they created it as “security measures had become overly complicated and annoying.”

At the same time, mobile security news has “confirmed” that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will include a fingerprint sensor.

As the unveiling of the new Galaxy S5 from Samsung is expected next week, rumors are flying, and Sammobile has issued a report that claims that it has “confirmed” that the device will be equipped with a new fingerprint reading technology that will be built into the home button of the smartphone.

The report indicated that the fingerprint sensor feature operates when the finger is used to vertically swipe the pad while it is held flat and the swiping is done at a medium speed. Previous rumors had suggested that the entire screen on the Galaxy S5 would be the equivalent to a single large fingerprint reader. However, this new release indicates that it will be built into the home button in a way that is more comparable to the iPhone S5 from Apple.

Clearly, mobile security is becoming one of the top features that help to expand the appeal of the latest devices. Consumers are starting to feel the need to make their gadgets harder to access by the wrong people, particularly as they are conducting a larger number of sensitive tasks with them.

Mobile security investment made by Alibaba

It has been reported that the online marketplace has spent tens of millions on the LBE Security Master app.

The massive Chinese online shopping marketplace, Alibaba, has reportedly send tens of millions of dollars in funds into the LBE Security Master smartphone and tablet antivirus tool in order to be able to make a stronger presence within that industry.

The LBE Security Master is a HIPS Android app that found its beginning as an online discussion.

HIPS stands for host intrusion prevention system. It is an installed type of package of software that monitors a single host through the use of any of a number of different kinds of methods of detection. It can then identify suspicious activity through the analysis of the events that are occurring in that host. This mobile security app got started as a Meizu forum group discussion.

This mobile security app can be used by smartphones to locate problems in real time.

Mobile Security InvestmentLBE Security Master has managed to create an adaptation of a mobile antivirus engine (the AVL) SDK for smartphones so that a monitor is in place for real time spotting of newly discovered spyware, adware, and malware.

The company has a number of different products within its portfolio, including the LBE Security Master, but also privacy space, one click root, and management of authentication. The latest version of the product also includes a privacy management function feature for near field communication (NFC).

Alibaba and this company reportedly have the intention of rolling out the distribution platform, the Taobao Mobile Helper app, so that they will be able to create a mobile payments product which will be developed as the Alipay Wallet. All of the top local internet companies have come up with their own mobile security services that will provide for that sector. For instance, the Baidu Phone Protector was just launched by Baidu for what appears to be a relatively similar purpose. Alibaba looks to be working to keep on top of this trend so that it will be a part of leading the way instead of falling behind and losing its position in very important areas.