Tag: App security

App security, Applications

Apple toughens up app security with API control

July 28, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Apple is at war with device fingerprinting — the use of fragments of unique device-specific information to track users online. This fall, it will put in place yet another important limitation to prevent unauthorized use of this kind of tech. […]

App security, Applications

Password keeper app LastPass just got hacked again

December 2, 2022

Via: BGR

If there’s an app that shouldn’t get hacked is the one you use to store your passwords and credentials. Unfortunately, LastPass seems to be having a bad year, as this is the second time the company has announced it has […]

App security, Applications

12 Android settings that’ll strengthen your security

April 22, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

You might not know it from all the panic-inducing headlines out there, but Android is actually packed with practical and powerful security options. Some are activated by default and protecting you whether you realize it or not, while others are […]

App security, Applications

Facetime users are being spammed by creepy group calls

March 16, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Users of FaceTime, Apple’s ultra-popular video calling app, have been subjected to an unusual kind of attack for a while now. Countless people have been receiving unwanted prank calls by the hundreds, calls which exploit FaceTime’s group-calling system to initiate […]

App security, Applications, News and Press

Google paid $6.7 million to bug bounty hunters in 2020

February 4, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Google said today it paid more than $6.7 million in bug bounty rewards to 662 security researchers across 62 countries for submitting vulnerability reports in Google products last year. The figure, up from the $6.5 million the company paid in […]

Android, Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets February 2021 Android security patch

February 3, 2021

Via: Pocket Now

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has turned out one of the most popular phones in the Galaxy S20 series. It brings a plethora of features in the upper mid-range segment. The company has made the right compromises to keep the price […]

App Review, Applications

What you need to know about Telegram, the WhatsApp alternative

January 27, 2021

Via: Mashable

Are you looking to leave the Facebook-owned private messaging app WhatsApp? You’re not alone. Following a terms of service update that now allows WhatsApp to share your data with its parent company, privacy-concerned users are looking for alternatives. Enter Telegram. […]

App security, Applications

Zoom grows to 300 million users despite security backlash

April 23, 2020

Via: The Verge

Zoom has hit the headlines recently for a growing number of security and privacy concerns, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped people from flocking to the video conferencing app. Zoom has now revealed that it has surpassed 300 million […]

App security, Applications

Android security: Google patches dangerous MediaTek flaw for tons of phones

March 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Google has disclosed a severe vulnerability affecting dozens of models of mid-range Android devices running on chips from MediaTek. Malicious Android apps have been exploiting the flaw since at least January 2020. The elevation-of-privilege flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-0069, is disclosed […]

App security, Applications

TikTok Introduces Parental Controls That Kids Will Hate

February 20, 2020

Via: Geek

Music video app TikTok this week introduced new parental controls to help keep teens safe online. One of the top 10 most-downloaded apps of the last decade, TikTok is particularly popular among attention-seeking youth. Which also makes it a parent’s […]

App security, Applications

Delete these nasty Android apps that can log in to your Google and Facebook accounts right now

February 7, 2020

Via: BGR

No sooner did we report on Wednesday the presence of a new batch of scammy Android apps that had to be removed from the Google Play Store (but not before racking up some 382 million downloads), than yet another wave […]

App security, Applications

TikTok vulnerability could have let hackers access users’ videos

January 8, 2020

Via: The Verge

Cybersecurity research firm Check Point Research says it found “multiple vulnerabilities” within video sharing app TikTok that demonstrated its insecurity as scrutiny for the Chinese-owned company continues to grow. Check Point found that it was possible to spoof text messages […]

App security, Applications

Twitter to Android users: We’ve just patched this nasty bug so update your app ASAP

December 23, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Twitter has warned of a serious security vulnerability in its Android app that could have allowed an attacker to hijack an account and view private messages. The social network said it recently fixed the bug which allowed an attacker to […]

App security, Applications

These 17 iPhone apps have been removed from the Apple App Store for delivering malware

October 25, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Seventeen malicious iPhone apps have been removed from the Apple App Store after being found to click on adverts secretly, generating income for cyber criminals. The applications — all from the same developer — were found conducting ad-fraud, by clicking […]

App security, Applications

WhatsApp and Telegram media files aren’t so secure after they reach your phone

July 15, 2019

Via: The Verge

While they’re known for strongly encrypting messages in transit, apps like WhatsApp and Telegram may not always be able to keep files safe after they’re on your phone. Today, researchers from Symantec explain how hackers could use a malicious app […]

App security, Applications

7 security tips to stop apps from stealing your data

February 14, 2019


We regularly see news about ways our personal information has been compromised after a data breach — and apps can be part of the problem. Apps have been unmasked as malware, used to commit click fraud or to sell your […]

App security, Applications

WhatsApp can now be locked using Face ID or Touch ID

February 4, 2019

Via: The Verge

Access to WhatsApp’s iOS app can now be protected using your phone’s biometric security. Depending on your iPhone model, you’ll get the option of using either Face ID or Touch ID to restrict access to the software. The feature, which […]

App security, Applications, News and Press

Facebook’s new privacy scandal has come at the worst possible time for the company

March 26, 2018

Via: Bussinessinsider

Facebook has yet another privacy scandal on its hands, its second in two weeks. This time, the company is being criticised for storing logs of message and calls of some of its users who signed into Facebook using its Android […]

App security, Applications

Google Play changes aim to take Android app security and performance to the next level

December 21, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

The very open and free nature of the Android ecosystem has proven both a blessing and a curse for the world’s most popular mobile platform, leading to a largely praised hardware diversity but also oft-criticized software fragmentation and weak overall […]

App security, Applications

Facebook’s face recognition tech will alert you when someone impersonates you

December 20, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

Facebook on Tuesday unveiled a brand new feature that may improve your entire Facebook experience. Or make it even creepier. It all depends on how you feel about facial recognition technology. You’ll say facial recognition on Facebook isn’t new, and […]