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Koler Ransomware Extorts Money from Users

Hands up! Law enforcement agencies want you to pay for your crimes—but wait, what crimes did you commit? While your record may be squeaky clean, this malicious Android app sure isn’t and its makers are doing everything they can to extort money from consumers. I’ve discussed mobile apps that attempt to steal money from users before, however the particular pie
Publish At:2014-11-18 18:20 | Read:2788 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Mobile Security app security McAfee Mobile Security

App Inventor Enables the Easy Creation of Malicious Apps

In today’s increasingly connected society, heaps of new mobile apps are cropping up every day. It no longer takes a technical degree or programming background to create and deploy a mobile app. Android is well known for being an open and accessible platform that any mobile app developer can use. With this reputation in mind, it’s no wonder that MIT built an
Publish At:2014-11-04 16:50 | Read:2304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Mobile Security app security McAfee Mobile Security

The Shame Game: Mobile App Security Under Fire

Shame on you! We’ve all seen a good public shaming in the form of celeb gossip or a scorned ex online, but shaming apps with lax security? That’s something new…. Software engineer, Tony Webster, got fed up with a number of mobile app developers not taking security seriously enough—just look at Snapchat being under fire for being compromised several times in
Publish At:2014-10-21 15:25 | Read:2031 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Mobile Security app security McAfee Mobile Security

You Could Get Prank Called (and Charged) By Your Own Phone

Most people would never think to prank call themselves. However, they may be allowing their smart phones to do just that, by falling trap to a newly discovered security flaw. Gone are the days of the traditional prank phone calls, executed by giggling teenagers in a darkened kitchen. Today, mobile phones have not only replaced such relics as the landline, bu
Publish At:2014-09-23 13:10 | Read:2483 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Mobile Security app security McAfee Mobile Security

85% of apps not up to scratch on privacy, study finds

A coordinated study of apps run by a group of national privacy and data protection bodies from all around the world has found that the vast majority are failing to provide adequate information on the privacy implications of using the app.The study, conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), looked at over 1200 apps with participants each tas
Publish At:2014-09-12 08:20 | Read:2109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Mobile Privacy app permissions app privacy app secu

Mobile Tax Apps Tax User Security

Tax season is almost always unanimously linked with unhappiness. Piles of crumpled receipts, coffee stained forms, and wasted weekends spent itemizing every purchase are just some of the unpleasant activities that are associated with this time of the year. Like many previously arduous tasks, mobile technology has made life a lot easier for many people, inclu
Publish At:2014-08-26 23:10 | Read:1720 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Mobile Security app security McAfee Mobile Security

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