Posts Tagged 'app security'

Throughout the past year, many mobile messaging apps have come under fire for inherent security vulnerabilities. This month, WhatsApp (one of the largest globally used messaging apps) has gone to great lengths to ensure users’ personal data is protected. Their recent deployment of end-to-end encryption, one of the largest to date, poses the question: is […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]