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App security, Applications

WhatsApp Gold scam installs malware on victims’ phones – here’s how to avoid it

March 26, 2020

Via: Tech Radar

A scam promoting WhatsApp Gold – a premium version of the messaging service allegedly used by celebrities – is circulating on social networks. Would-be users are promised a raft of extra features and given a link, which actually leads to […]


App security, Applications

This free VPN could be spying on you

March 10, 2020

Via: Tech Radar

Analytics firm Sensor Tower has been accused of harvesting user data via multiple VPN and ad-blocking applications on both Android and iOS platforms. The company is said to own over 20 applications on both the popular OS platforms with a […]


App security, Applications

Your WhatsApp chats are about to get much more secure

March 3, 2020

Via: Tech Radar

An important new WhatsApp security feature could be just around the corner. Intrepid sleuths at WABetaInfo spotted an as-yet-unreleased feature called Protected Backups in a beta version of the Android app. As the feature is yet to be officially added […]


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

Samsung says Find my Mobile glitch not connected to recent data leak

February 26, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Samsung says a “small” number of customers has been affected by a data leak but insists the odd Find my Mobile error that worried users last week is not connected to the incident. Last week, Samsung Galaxy device owners descended […]


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

Your email provider might be selling your personal data

February 11, 2020

Via: Tech Radar

Popular email applications like Edison, CleanFox and Slice have been accused of selling information scraped from users’ inboxes without their knowledge. According to a report from Motherboard, the information collected by Edison was sold to companies involved in different businesses […]


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

Facebook’s new privacy feature seems great… but it will still track everything you do online

January 29, 2020

Via: BGR

If you’ve ever wanted more control over the data Facebook collects about you, then you can pretend to have it, just as Facebook is pretending it’s giving that control to you. Facebook announced that it let you decouple all the […]


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 […]