Category: App security

App security, Applications

The iPhone now works a physical 2FA security key for Google apps

January 15, 2020

Via: BGR

If you’re serious about securing your online accounts, then you should already be using unique, strong passwords for your online properties, preferably with the help of a password manager. On top of that, many products and services now support two-factor […]

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

Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

December 10, 2019

Via: ComputerWorld

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason. As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are […]

App security, Applications

Apple: Here’s why iPhone 11 uses location data even though you’ve told it not to

December 6, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Apple has finally explained why the iPhone 11 continues to use location data even after its owner denies all apps and system services access to it. Since September iPhone users have complained on Apple’s user forum about a “privacy location […]

App security, Applications, News and Press

Apple admits iPhone 11 Pro still collects location data even when told not to

December 4, 2019

Via: 9to5Mac

A security researcher has found that the iPhone 11 Pro still intermittently collects location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so. Apple has seemingly admitted this, telling the researcher that this is ‘expected behavior’. KrebsOnSecurity identified […]

App security, Applications

Facebook Says Facial Recognition App Was Only Used By Employees

November 25, 2019

Via: Pymnts

Facebook built a facial recognition app that was intended only for internal use, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat on Friday (Nov. 22). Business Insider reported on Friday that as early as 2015, Facebook created a facial recognition smartphone app. It […]

App security, Applications

Popular apps on Google Play linked to old remote code execution bugs

November 21, 2019

Via: ZDnet

The latest versions of popular apps hosted on Google Play are harboring known vulnerabilities that could subject users to Remote Code Execution (RCE) attacks. When we download apps from official repositories, we may assume that security updates have already been […]

App security, Applications

iPhone privacy: We accessed your phone’s camera but it was a ‘bug’, says Facebook

November 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Facebook’s iOS app has been opening the iPhone’s camera in the background when users look at the Facebook feed. But it was an accident, not a feature, says Facebook. The company has responded to concerns raised by Facebook user Joshua […]

App security, Applications, News and Press

Facebook reveals another privacy breach, this time involving developers

November 6, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Facebook has quietly revealed another privacy breach involving approximately 100 developers. On Tuesday, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Facebook’s Director of Platform Partnerships said in a blog post that the names and profile pictures of users connected to Groups and the system’s API […]