Category: App security

App security, Applications

Gmail iOS app will now warn you about phishing attempts

August 11, 2017

Via: 9to5Mac

Back in May, Google updated its Gmail app on Android to warn about phishing attempts. It is now rather belatedly bringing that same protection to the iOS app. The protection kicks in if you click on a sketchy link in an email, with two […]

App security, Applications

How to expose flaws in custom-built mobile apps

July 19, 2017

Via: Computerworld

As enterprises develop more custom applications — many of them mobile apps as part of a mobile-first strategy — in-house developers are increasingly at risk of unwittingly using open-source code rife with vulnerabilities. Developing custom apps allows a business to differentiate itself from […]

App security, Applications

Your next Android might come with a ‘panic button’ to exit shady apps

July 11, 2017

Via: Mashable

We’ve all done it — clicked on that shady link, downloaded that questionable app, or hit “submit” on some online form only to instantly realize we’ve fallen victim to some form of hack. It turns out that Google might just […]

App security, Applications, iOS, Operating System

8 reasons why you should strengthen your iOS passcode today

June 23, 2017

Via: Computerworld

Every enterprise IT manager knows the ghastly truth: the biggest security weaknesses in any system are the humans using it. So, if you are one of the nearly one-in-ten iOS users (or even the one-in-three Android users) who don’t use […]

App security, Applications

It’s Time CIO’s Get Real About Data Security

June 7, 2017

Via: InformationWeek

Considering how the past few years have gone, it came as no surprise that the first half of 2017 has already been a terrifying ordeal in terms of the state of IT security. The WannaCry ransomware attack dominated headlines around […]

App security, Applications

A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone

May 26, 2017

Via: Mashable

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device — a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation of software from an unverified source. But a new type of attack, […]

App security, Applications

Android Malware Used To Hack Russian Customers Was Slated For Global Attacks

May 23, 2017

Via: Pymnts

Russian cybercriminals pulled off a small mobile banking heist on their own countrymen with malware for Android mobile devices. By cybercrime standards it was a fairly small take — about 50 million roubles ($892,000) — but all evidence suggests that […]

Android, App security, Applications, Operating System

Why Android is safe from a WannaCry-like ransomware attack

May 16, 2017


The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft’s crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that are stuck on older versions of an operating […]

App security, Applications

Gmail for Android gaining anti-phishing security checks

May 5, 2017

Via: Phone Dog

Earlier this week, there was a big Google Docs phishing scam that made the rounds and looked pretty convincing. Not long after, Google announced an Gmail for Android feature to fight phishing scams. Google is adding anti-phishing security checks to […]

App security, Applications

Cloudflare launches service to secure IoT devices from external hacks

April 28, 2017

Via: TechHive

Many people are worried about putting smart internet-connected devices in their homes or offices because of flaws that could allow attackers into their private networks. Web optimization and security firm Cloudflare is trying to alleviate those fears with a new […]