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Category: App security


App security, Applications

7 Android VPN apps you should never use because of their privacy sins

September 9, 2019

Via: CNET

Just because a virtual private network app is shielding your mobile browsing from prying eyes, it doesn’t mean it needs to slurp up your data or control your operating system. So before you trust that highly rated VPN with a […]


App security, Applications

Facebook has a new privacy tool to protect your data — here’s how to use it now

August 22, 2019

Via: CNET

Facebook is launching a new feature that lets you see and control data that apps and websites share with the platform. It’s called Off-Facebook Activity and it lets you keep track of the kind of information third-party apps can access […]


App security, Applications

Instagram Invites Security Experts To Hack Its Checkout Feature

August 20, 2019

Via: Pymnts

Instagram is inviting a group of security researchers known as white hat hackers to stress-test its Checkout feature before it launches outside the United States. Launched in March, the checkout feature enables consumers to purchase desired items while looking at […]


App security, Applications

This new Android ransomware infects you through SMS messages

July 30, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A new family of ransomware designed to attack Google’s Android mobile operating system utilizes SMS messaging to spread, researchers say. On Monday, cybersecurity professionals from ESET revealed their investigation into the new malware, dubbed Android/Filecoder.C, that earmarks the end of […]


App security, Applications

What you need to know about viral FaceApp’s privacy policy

July 17, 2019

Via: Mashable

You might want to think twice before you use viral selfie app FaceApp. The two-year-old app, which lets you alter photos of your face, once again shot to the App Store’s top spot this week after celebs and others began […]


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

5 ways to keep your Android apps from spying on you

July 9, 2019

Via: CNET

More than 1,000 Android apps harvest your data, researchers have discovered, even if you deny them permission to do so. This is a sobering thought at a time when companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon are under the microscope […]


App security, Applications

Instagram is making it easier to get your account back from hackers

June 17, 2019

Via: CNET

Instagram is testing new features that could make it harder for hackers to steal accounts and hold them for ransom. Hackers have been targeting high-profile Instagram accounts owned by influencers, and threatening to delete them unless victims pay up. First […]


App security, Applications

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ during Hong Kong protests

June 13, 2019

Via: The Verge

Telegram founder Pavel Durov has suggested that the Chinese government may have been behind a recent DDoS attack on the encrypted messaging service. Writing on Twitter, the founder called it a “state actor-sized DDoS” which came mainly from IP addresses […]


App security, Applications, News and Press

Google, WhatsApp, and Apple slam GCHQ proposal to snoop on encrypted chats

May 30, 2019

Via: The Verge

A group of 47 companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and WhatsApp have strongly criticized a proposal by the UK intelligence agency GCHQ to eavesdrop on encrypted messages. In an open letter published on Lawfare the companies say that the plans […]