Air Canada mobile app data has been compromised

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Canada’s largest airline confirms its mobile app data has been breached. The airline’s customers who use the Air Canada mobile app, have been notified about a cyberattack that occurred at some point last week during August 22 – 24. An estimated 20,000 of its 1.7 million app users may have been affected. As many as 20,000 Air Canada mobile app users have been affected, according to the company. This is approximately 1% of its 1.7 million app users. The airline became aware of the app data breach when it noticed…

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MyFitnessPal mobile app security breach affects 150 million accounts

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The hack has exposed the email addresses and passwords of its users who have now been advised. The popular MyFitnessPal application from Under Armour has experienced a massive mobile app security breach. The hack extended to both mobile users and those using the official website. The cybersecurity breach occurred in February and revealed usernames, email addresses and passwords. An estimated 150 million users were affected by the mobile app security failure, said Under Armour. Users who may have been impacted by the breach are in the midst of being advised.…

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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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Mobile app security gets tighter at WhatsApp

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The popular messenger application now features two-step verification to keep it more secure. WhatsApp has bumped up its mobile app security by rolling out its two-step verification. The security boost is now available to its complete use base. The announcement of the feature was made quite subtly within an updated version of the official website FAQ. The official mobile app security update rollout occurred on Wednesday. Now, all users can use two-step verification to tighten the security of their app. The step, when selected, requires phone users to enter a…

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Mobile app security on Facebook and WhatsApp may be lower than suggested

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Despite the fact that Amnesty called the applications the most secure smartphone messengers, they might not be safe. Mobile app security experts are now cautioning device users that Facebook and WhatsApp applications may not be secure. Even though Amnesty International gave the apps the coveted top titles in the security category, experts are saying they come with notable problems. The praise handed out by Amnesty International has been met with considerable skepticism and criticism. In fact, some members of the tech community have said that the mobile app security from…

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Top mobile security threats include app collusion and ransomware

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Intel Security has released the results of its latest data analysis and has revealed the leading problems. Intel Security data has revealed the leading mobile security threats. Mobile app collusion, ransomware and the Pinkslipbot Trojan are among the top cybersecurity problems. These threats have been growing especially quickly over the last quarter. Ransomware has been spending a great deal of time within the media spotlight over the last short while. The recent McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2016 showed that there was a 24 percent rise in ransomeware samples. That…

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M-commerce apps seek improved mobile security

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As a growing number of companies focus on encouraging smartphone shopping, a need for protection rises. As m-commerce and other new technologies such as smartphone wallets grow in popularity, consumer advocates are sending out cautions to consumers that they need to place a greater focus on mobile security in order to protect their sensitive information and identity data from thieves. Shopping over a smartphone uses a considerable amount of personal information which may not be kept safe. The latest m-commerce apps allow consumers to purchase products and services, book tickets,…

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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 guideline suggestions being accepted by NIST

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The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology is working to develop a third party app guide. A recent statement made by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has revealed that in the effort to develop a proper guide that takes mobile security into account in the testing of third party apps to ensure that they will not introduce additional vulnerabilities to a device, input is now being accepted. The government agency has already created a draft of the recommendations and is looking for comments. NIST has…

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Mobile security is bumped up at Google Play

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In app purchases will now require a password in order to complete the transaction. The Google Play Store has upped its mobile security by adding a new feature that will make it harder for people to be able to make unauthorized purchases through a smartphone or tablet. The addition of the requirement of a password is hoped to make a difference in ensuring purchases are legit. The mobile security move that requires a password to be entered in order to make an in app purchase through the Google Play Store…

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