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Android user? Update your Twitter app now

Have you ever landed on a website and had a pop-up warning about an infection on your computer? You must download an urgent update or risk all of your data being stolen. As you probably realised, these pop-ups are a scam. The urgent patch is the virus. If you click OK, you install the malware and infect your own computer. But sometimes you really do have to
Publish At:2020-08-07 06:55 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News apps Twitter

Is TikTok going to be banned?

TikTok, one of the most downloaded apps of 2019 in the USA, is on the brink of getting banned due to security concerns. President Trump initially stated that the app would be prohibited within 48 hours. However, Microsoft stepped in and expressed interest in purchasing it instead. The President then delayed the decision to get rid of the Chinese app for good
Publish At:2020-08-05 06:45 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media apps Microsoft TikTok

Twitter Hack Highlights the Realities of Mobile Phishing

Additional light is beginning to shine on the July 15th Twitter breach, where accounts of some of its most high profile users –  including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West –  were compromised. The attackers attempted to lure the celebrity followers into sending money to an anonymous Bitcoin account
Publish At:2020-07-31 15:44 | Read:344 | Comments:0 | Tags:News apps mobile devices phishing Twitter

How to Know If Your Phone Has a Virus + How to Remove It

When you picture hackers you likely think of two things. Either large scale, enterprise attacks that cause millions in damage, or micro phishing attacks that prey on the most vulnerable internet users. Growing up in the internet age, with the said-to-be indestructible Apple products, it’s hard to fathom a virus wreaking havoc on your phone and mining your da
Publish At:2020-07-31 11:15 | Read:263 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android Apple apps Panda Mobile Security sec

‘Appathy in the UK’: 80% of Brits refuse to download Covid tracking apps

A new survey of nearly 2,000 people* in the UK from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security, has further thrown in to doubt the ability of the government to effectively track and trace pub and restaurant goers who come in to contact with the COVID-19 virus. Despite the British Government recommending that venues notify customers that they should order food
Publish At:2020-07-15 03:36 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology apps contact tracing covid-19

Mobile App Security vs. Web App Security | How They Differ

Mobile Apps Are Different Than Web Apps; Mobile and Web App Security Must Be Different Too From a security perspective, almost every company invests in technology to protect their organization’s network, resources, websites and data. Even given the fast-expanding attack surface that mobile, IoT and other technologies are driving, many enterprises are
Publish At:2020-06-24 09:51 | Read:259 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security apps MAPS mobile apps web apps zScan

Top Mobile Finance Apps Consistently Failing Security and Data Privacy Tests

iOS and Android apps fail coding best practices, are susceptible to reverse engineering, and share sensitive user data  Executive Summary Top banks and mobile payment providers are putting their customers at risk for security and privacy by failing to adhere to coding best practices and continuing to share sensitive customer data with advertisers. According
Publish At:2020-06-03 10:09 | Read:447 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security Android apps banking apps iOS zDefend zScan zSh

Free up space on your iPhone or iPad by offloading apps

Increasingly, Apple devices have fixed internal storage you cannot expand. With Macs, this can be an inconvenience, but it’s usually possible to offload data to external drives. On iOS, that’s not the case. And although you can make use of cloud storage for documents, you’re stuck when apps and games are taking up precious space.On this blog, we’ve outlined
Publish At:2020-05-27 11:30 | Read:374 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps apps iPad iPhone Storage

What to expect from the contact tracing app Care19?

Researchers are racing to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, but experts say the humanity is many months, and probably even a year, away from seeing vaccines becoming widely available. The global economy won’t survive that much time in strict quarantine, so governments are looking for ways to ease stay-at-home restrictions while continuing to fight the co
Publish At:2020-05-25 07:37 | Read:530 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology apps care19 contact tracing

Securing Our Mobile Banking App

I recently talked with Julian Hall, senior vice president of enterprise architecture and application development at Security Service Federal Credit Union, to discuss what steps he and his team took in securing his credit union’s digital channels. Julian has more than 30 years of software industry experience and has been with Security Service for the la
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:37 | Read:389 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security apps banking banking apps Julian Hall mobile at

3 Reasons Security is Foundational for Mobile App Development

On any given day, I’ll read at least one article about an enterprise release of a new app. I’ll also see many more that I just don’t have time to read. I have noticed that certain themes recur across the articles–more on that in a moment. But I have also noticed one glaring absence. What I am not seeing is attention to mobile app security. From one pe
Publish At:2020-05-18 11:56 | Read:562 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security advanced mobile threat defense apps cyber secur

3 Reasons Mobile App Security Should be a Top Priority

There is a reasonable chance you are reading this blog using an app on a mobile device. As of 2019, 53% of all internet traffic was from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (and growing). And if you are reading this on a smartphone app, then it’s a near-certainty the device you are using is susceptible to threats right this moment. Our own intern
Publish At:2020-04-14 10:00 | Read:845 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security apps cyber security Enterprise Mobility and Sec

App Shielding vs. In-App Protection

Mobile devices and the apps operating on them expose your backend systems to cyberattacks. Attackers exploit vulnerabilities in mobile operating systems and in your apps to spy on your users, grab their private data, or even steal their money. In response, many mobile app developers are using app shielding, sometimes called “app hardening,” to p
Publish At:2020-04-08 12:08 | Read:983 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security advanced mobile threat defense apps cyber secur

Your Kids Are Being Targeted By Malware

The Google Play store has hit the headlines again after 50 Android apps were removed last week because they were compromised by the Tekya auto-clicker-malware. Concerningly, these apps had over one million downloads between them. Worse still, more than half of the affected apps were aimed at kids. What is Tekya? Tekya is a special type of malware called an “
Publish At:2020-04-07 10:44 | Read:570 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security App Store apps

Android apps are snooping on your installed software

byDanny BradburyAndroid apps are snooping on other software on your device – and that could tell shady advertising companies more about you than you’d like.The news emerged this week in a paper from researchers in Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The privacy violations centre around installed application methods (IAMs), which are applicat
Publish At:2020-03-27 10:24 | Read:968 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Mobile Operating Systems Privacy Security thr

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