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Category: App security


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 […]


App security, Applications

VPN deal: Save 73% on cybersecurity with one of the world’s best VPN providers

November 1, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

And you thought you were going to have to wait until Black Friday to get the best sales and offers. Well IPVanish’s new ‘Cyber Sale’ might just prove you wrong – it is offering 73% off its yearly plan. Meaning […]


App Review, App security, Applications

WhatsApp launches fingerprint security lock support for Android devices

October 31, 2019

Via: ZDnet

WhatsApp has announced the rollout of support for biometric authentication through fingerprint sensors on the Android platform. On Thursday, the Facebook-owned messaging application said that devices running on Google’s Android operating system, should they be of a model new enough […]


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

Hackers could use Google Home or Amazon Echo to listen in to your conversations

October 22, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

At least eight eavesdropping apps have slipped past Google and Amazon’s app verification process and made their way into their respective app stores, ready to be downloaded onto the smart speakers of unsuspecting victims. As Ars Technica reports, researchers at […]


App security, Applications, iOS, Operating System

iOS 13 tells you when apps are secretly tracking you

October 9, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Apple has added a number of awesome and much-needed privacy features to iOS 13, and one of the best is the way the operating system informs you about apps that are tracking your movements. How does it do this? Via […]


App security, Applications

Instagram introduces new tool to help prevent phishing attacks

October 8, 2019

Via: The Verge

Instagram has added a new feature to its app to help users work out if an email was sent by the Facebook company or if it’s an attempted phishing scam. Now, if you receive an email claiming to be from […]


App security, Applications

WhatsApp tests self-destructing messages

October 1, 2019

Via: The Verge

WhatsApp is developing a new feature that would allow you to set your messages to self-destruct after a set period of time. The new “disappearing messages” feature first appeared in version 2.19.275 of the Android app, but WABetaInfo, who first […]


App security, Applications

The News App That’s Testing a Promising Way to Build In Privacy From the Ground Up

September 20, 2019

Via: Gizmodo

These days privacy online feels like an unattainable dream. Everything you do becomes data for companies, which sell that data to affiliates, which then sell your data back to you in the form of targeted ads and personalized recommendations. That […]