Category: App security

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


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


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 […]

App security, Applications

Snapchat employees spied on users with internal tool, report says

May 24, 2019


Your snaps seem ephemeral, which makes it easy to forget that Snapchat employees can view your data under certain circumstances — and potentially abuse that access. Snapchat employees used internal tools to spy on users, according to a report Thursday […]

App security, Applications

WhatsApp Used By Attackers To Install Spyware On Phones

May 14, 2019

Via: Pymnts

Hackers found a way to use messaging app WhatsApp to install spyware onto phones. The Financial Times reported that a vulnerability in the popular app — which currently has 1.5 billion users worldwide — allowed the attackers to install commercial […]

App security, Applications

iPhone Not Secure: What does this message mean in Safari?

March 26, 2019

Via: 9to5Mac

In iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4, you may notice a new warning in the URL bar when browsing the web in Safari. It says the page you are visiting is “Not Secure”. But what does this mean? Are you less […]

App security, Applications

Facebook will shut down the Onavo VPN app and its spying capabilities

February 22, 2019

Via: Boy Genius

Facebook used a VPN app for years to spy on the users that the same app should have been protecting against online threats. Facebook learned details about how devices running the Onavo VPN app were used, as well as what […]