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Category: App security


App security, Applications

App Store hosted 10 ad fraud apps compared to 75 on Google Play Store

September 26, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Security researchers discovered 85 apps engaged in ad fraud; ten are on the App Store, and the other 75 are on Google Play. Combined, people downloaded them over 13 million times. They’re part of a new ad fraud campaign named […]


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Jit and ZAP: Improving programming security

September 23, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Jit, a startup programming security company, dreams of being a top security power. To help make those dreams a reality, Jit recently hired Simon Bennetts, the founder of the world’s most popular web app security scanner, Open Web Application Security […]


App security, Applications

Uber blames security breach on Lapsus$, says it bought credentials on the dark web

September 19, 2022

Via: ZDnet

The security breach that hit Uber last week was the work of Lapsus$, Uber said in a blog post Monday. The South American hacking group has attacked a number of technology giants in the past year, including Microsoft, Samsung, and […]


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5 popular Chrome extensions are stealing your browsing data so delete them now

August 31, 2022

Via: BGR

Any untrusted software that you install could be dangerous. Whether it’s a mobile app, a PC game, or a browser extension, it could be stealing your data. This week, security researchers at McAfee Labs highlighted five Chrome extensions that can […]


App security, Applications

iPhone Lockdown Mode can be easily detected, could make you a target

August 26, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

iPhone Lockdown Mode is an extreme form of security designed to protect people who might find themselves targets of state-sponsored spyware, like Pegasus. However, a privacy activist says it also makes it easy for a website to detect when someone […]


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PSA: iOS 16 beta 6 bug causes Amex cards to be randomly removed from Apple Pay

August 18, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

If you’ve been having problems with your American Express cards and Apple Pay in iOS 16, you’re not alone. Apple has acknowledged an issue in the release notes for iOS 16 beta 6 where “American Express cards might need to […]


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Google Chrome Patches Multiple Security Bugs. How to Check If Your Browser is Updated

August 18, 2022

Via: CNET

Google said Tuesday that it patched multiple security bugs in Chrome, adding that one bug is being actively exploited. Because of this threat, Chrome users should update their browser as soon as possible. The bug is one of 11, though, […]


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Zoom rolls out fix for vulnerability that can give anyone control of your Mac

August 15, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

If you’re a Zoom user with a Mac, there’s a critical security fix rolling out now that you should install immediately. The Zoom for Mac update addresses a major security vulnerability that could have allowed anyone to gain root access […]


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The Zoom installer let a researcher hack his way to root access on macOS

August 12, 2022

Via: The Verge

A security researcher has found a way that an attacker could leverage the macOS version of Zoom to gain access over the entire operating system. Details of the exploit were released in a presentation given by Mac security specialist Patrick […]


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Microsoft urges Windows users to run patch for DogWalk zero-day exploit

August 10, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Microsoft has confirmed that a high-severity, zero-day security vulnerability is actively being exploited by threat actors and is advising all Windows and Windows Server users to apply its latest monthly Patch Tuesday update as soon as possible. The vulnerability, known […]


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Apple blasts Android malware in fierce pushback against iOS sideloading

July 29, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple is continuing to pushback against looming antitrust legislation in the United States that could bring major changes to the App Store. A letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Apple and obtained by 9to5Mac specifically counters claims that […]


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Best VPN for Windows

July 29, 2022

Via: CNET

Whether you’re using Windows 10 or Windows 11, Microsoft fans don’t have to compromise on finding the best virtual private networks. If you’re looking for the best VPN for a Windows device, you’re in luck. Windows’ dominance as a desktop […]


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Here’s how much you could get from T-Mobile’s data breach settlement

July 25, 2022

Via: BGR

T-Mobile has agreed to fork over $350 million to customers following a massive data breach last year that resulted in a class action lawsuit. The company made the disclosure in a securities filing on Friday. But if you were among […]


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Drop, crack, d’oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

July 13, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Man, I had one hell of a streak. All these years — approximately 7,967 since I first started using and writing about Android — and somehow, rather miraculously, I’d never outright broken a phone. Impressive, I know. But don’t let […]


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Apple previews “Lockdown Mode,” a new extreme security feature

July 6, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Apple on Wednesday shared details of a new, extreme security option called “Lockdown Mode” for Apple device users who face serious, sophisticated digital threats. Lockdown Mode will be available this fall with iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. The […]


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Parents beware: These popular Android child tracking apps might be spying on you

June 30, 2022

Via: Phone Arena

If you are a parent or a guardian and have installed parental control apps to keep an eye on your kids, you might want to check if the apps you have installed are reliable enough. Cybernews has published a report […]


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Firefox now automatically removes tracking parameters from URLs to enhance privacy

June 29, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

In the release of Mozilla Firefox 102 comes an important new privacy feature for users. This new tool strips parameters from URLs that track your internet usage. According to an article from Bleeping Computer, companies like Facebook, Marketo, and HubSpot […]


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Microsoft brings Defender security dashboard for 365 subscribers to iPhone and Mac

June 16, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Microsoft is working to make your and your family’s online experience safer. Today the company is launching its new Defender security dashboard for 365 subscribers. Users on iPhone, Mac, Windows, and Android devices have access to the Microsoft Defender security […]


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Safari update brings new collaboration and security features in iOS 16

June 7, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Safari is receiving a fresh update with iOS 16 this fall, as announced during WWDC 2022‘s opening keynote. The refresh also comes to devices compatible with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura at the same time. There are lots of new […]


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The best privacy and security apps for Android

June 3, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat: If you’re looking for recommendations about Android security suites or other malware-scanning software, you’ve come to the wrong place. Why? Because, like most people who closely study Android, […]