Dating app security issues may represent greater vulnerabilities than expected

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These applications may be placing the private information of their users at risk of exposure. A recent study analyzing the dating app security in some of the most popular applications has found some serious vulnerabilities. Kapersky labs conducted the research and has found that many of these mobile apps are not adequately protecting the private information of their users. The research found the mobile apps leave users vulnerable to hackers who can potentially identify the users. The lack of dating app security could then allow the hackers to steal the…

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Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

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Apple came close to removing the ride sharing application from the App Store when it learned about secret tracking. The already controversial Uber app was recently nearly removed from Apple’s App Store. The iPhone maker discovered that the ride sharing company was continuing to track devices even after the mobile application was deleted. According to Uber, it was secretly tracking former users in order to avoid the risk of fraud. A new report showed that the Uber app secretly tagged devices and that this tracking tag remained even when the…

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WhatsApp security gets a boost with newly introduced patch

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The messaging app’s vulnerabilities had been exposing users to having their accounts hijacked. Encrypted messaging service Telegram and WhatsApp security has now improved as patches correct detected vulnerabilities. The problems were leaving users open to having their accounts taken over, including providing access to photos and videos, personal and group conversations, and other types of files. The vulnerabilities were recently identified and revealed b here different Check Point Software Technologies researchers. The researchers were: Roman Zaikin, Eran Vaknin and Dikla Barda. They stated that the flaw in the Telegram and…

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Mobile security is no higher in payments apps than other applications

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A recent study of 10 popular digital wallets showed that even basic levels of protection were absent. A recent study conducted on the mobile security associated with the top 10 smartphone payments apps has determined that these applications lack everything from basic protection and controls upward. While the holiday shopping season is now underway, shoppers might want to understand this risk before paying over mobile. American retailers are now in full swing of the holiday shopping season and while many companies feel that this will be the season in which…

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Mobile security and privacy demands made by Canadian watchdog

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The Privacy Commissioner in the country has now joined 22 Canadian and global counterparts in an open letter. The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has recently joined with 22 other watchdog groups and regulators within Canada and other parts of the world in an open letter that has been issued to tech giants such as Apple and Google, calling for massive improvements to the mobile security control that users have over the use of their private information by apps. The letter has been issued to seven of the largest app marketplace operators…

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Mobile security holes exist in 85 percent of apps

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A worldwide study has suggested that there are considerable privacy gaps present in most applications. Recently, a global study that was conducted on the type of mobile security that has been worked into apps in order to help to protect the privacy of the user, and it determined that the typical application is coming up short. The study was commissioned by the UK Information Commissioners Office (CIO). What the ICO study discovered was that 85 percent of the apps that were examined did not have adequate mobile security to protect…

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Mobile security vulnerabilities rise through cheap apps

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These applications and a failure to incorporate inbuilt protection is increasing risk exposure. Among the primary struggles that have been faced by mobile security, so far, has been the vulnerabilities and risks that are added by the vast number of cheap applications and the low degree of protection that have been built into some of the largest app store environments. Primary among these has been the Android environment, though this could soon be changing. Google could be adding a serious new layer to mobile security by securing its Android environment,…

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Mobile security issues raised with NSA use of popular apps

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Commonly downloaded and used applications may be used to draw user data by the agency. The very latest in a rash of claims that have been made within the documents that were revealed by Edward Snowden has reportedly been the mobile security news that the NSA – as well as its counterpart in the United Kingdom, the GCHQ – is using apps such as Google Maps, Angry Birds, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr (to name only a few) to obtain user data. The intelligence agency has allegedly been using “leaky” apps…

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Mobile apps secretly sharing personal data targeted by FTC

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The Federal Trade Commission has announced its spotlight on information sharing with advertisers. The FTC has made an announcement of an important occurrence in the mobile apps industry as it has just issued its first settlement involving a slap on the risk for an application developer that had been secretly transmitting tens of millions of its users’ data to advertising networks. The accusation from the Federal Trade Commission was made against Goldenshores Technologies. Goldenshores Technologies is based in Moscow and among its most popular mobile apps was a flashlight application…

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