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Mobile security gets a boost with “in-air” signatures

A new form of password entry has now been designed to help people who struggle to remember their codes.

Researchers in Taiwan have determined that device and computer users truly dislike passwords, and that they could be replaced with more robust mobile security by allowing a device owner to sign his or her name in the air.

This helps to overcome the problems related to using the same password everywhere or forgetting the many that are kept.

These days, we have so many passwords that it can be very difficult to remember them all. However, if we use the same ones over and over, then if a thief gains access to one, then he or she will also be able to tap into every other account or profile. In the name of online and mobile security, many researchers have been seeking out new ways to allow users to access their accounts while eliminating the drawbacks of using passwords.

The latest technology would provide mobile security through signatures drawn in the air with smartphones.

Mobile Security - AirSig AppComputer scientists named Pokai Chen and Meng-syun Tsai at the NationalChiao Tung University (NCTU) believe that mobile security’s solution to the password problem is to step back to the time in which the only identification that a person ever needed to provide was his or her signature. They have developed an application that allows a user to log in by drawing something distinct – such as a signature – in the air while holding a smartphone.

The name of the app is AirSig, and it has been downloadable at Google Play since September. It received the first price in the Cloud Innovation and Application Contest in October. This competition was held by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.

The AirSig mobile security app uses a type of gesture recognition technology in order to sense the accuracy of a person’s creation of their signature. It was developed following research conducted by the NCTU team. Although there are a number of other groups that have been investigating this same type of technology in various different parts of the world, it is AirSig that is – by far – the most successful to date.

Mobile security lab results place McAfee at the top

An Android report by AV-Test showed that this particular app had the highest rank for these devices.

According to the most recent mobile security lab report that was issued by AV-Test, it was the McAfee app that received the highest rank in a number of different areas for smartphones based on that operating system.

According to McAfee, its smartphone solution offers flexibility and enhances privacy protection.

In order to benefit from McAfee, a monthly subscription option is available. Its mobile security received the top score within the most recent tests that were conducted by AV-Test, which is an independent testing lab. This placed the app at the top of a list of 26 other leading companies that were included in the study in order to produce the report.

McAfee also took that time to announce that it has updated its mobile security app with new controls and features.

Mobile Security SolutionsThe company stated that its mobile security application now has boosted privacy controls, as well as the option to take part in a monthly subscription for tablets and smartphones based on the Android operating system.

The reason that this information is important is that smartphones and tablets are undergoing a growing mobile security risk as cyber criminals now go to greater length to infect apps that will be downloaded from trusted sources, such as the official marketplace at Google Play. According to a recently released report, the average consumer with an Android device has a risk of one in six of downloading an app with some type of malware or malicious elements.

In the case of the AV-Test results that have just been reported, it indicated that McAfee’s app can help to provide consumers with mobile security and privacy that is easy to use and that is effective. In the four different areas that were tested, the app was able to achieve a perfect 100% score of 13 out of 13. The company detected all of the malware family and samples in the test, it did not produce a single false positive, it did not reduce the device battery life, and it did not slow down the normal usage of the device.