Posts Tagged 'app security'

Since the dawn of the mobile era, there has been a continuous fight for an increase in the security measures taken to protect user’s data sent through mobile apps. When various mobile messaging apps began rolling out encryption, it came as no surprise that consumers and security aficionados rejoiced. After all, encryption is more or […]

Tired of pesky ads popping up while you’re using your favorite mobile apps? That should be the least of your worries. As it turns out, mobile ad networks and affiliate programs are unknowingly advertising much more than they bargained for. In fact, the code used by advertisers and other third parties for mobile tracking can […]

Imagine a world where every mobile move you make – each text message and phone call – is broadcast to complete strangers. A world where owning a mobile device means giving up your right to personal privacy. Unfortunately with the recent Signaling System 7 (SS7) research that has come to light, it appears that this […]

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 […]