Several iOS Apps Are Still Giving Data Secretly To Hackers

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Earlier this year, tech enthusiasts learned from a security researcher that various iOS apps can secretly leak login data and other personal information to hackers that know how iOS works and how to take advantage of various flaws. Three months later, it seems that many of these apps, including mobile…


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WhatsApp Improves Message Security with Two-Step Verification

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WhatsApp is implementing a new two-step verification process to boost security for users. The optional security feature significantly increases the hurdles that a third-party would have to get over to break into a user’s account. The feature, which has been in testing since November, is rolling out in stages. To…


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Security experts identify dozens of iPhone apps vulnerable to hacking, including banking, business apps

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SECURITY experts have identified a new flaw found in dozens of popular iPhone apps that could let hackers gain access to your sensitive data including banking details. Infosec expert Will Strafach has published a blog post warning that a scan of popular apps on the Apple App Store had found…


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Facebook Says WhatsApp ‘Security Bug’ Is ‘Normal’ Risk, But Is It?

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Facebook Inc’s (NASDAQ:FB) WhatsApp might not be as safe as the company says, as a security backdoor was discovered in the software by a researcher. The researcher that found the ‘security bug’ on January 13 was from University of California. This bug can make it possible for hackers to gain…


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Google Plugs Serious Nexus 6/6P Vulnerability; More Prone To Hackers Than iOS; Android Nougat Update Automatically Taps Security Patch

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Google Nexus 6 and 6P users are alerted to secure the usage of their phone when a serious Android vulnerability has been detected. The exploit posts threats like spying in forms like eavesdropping in a phone call, automatically resend messages or divert mobile data packets. According to Ars Technica, this…


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Onapsis Joins IBM Security App Exchange Community

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Onapsis, a global expert in business-critical application security, today announced that the Onapsis Security Platform integrates with IBM security intelligence technology to provide customers with improved visibility into their network security. Utilizing QRadar to consolidate different sources of network security, this integration with the Onapsis Security Platform (OSP) will extend…


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Top Android App AirDroid Exposes Phones to Hacks, Dev Ignoring Security Bug

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AirDroid is currently one of the top Android apps available in the Google Play Store, with official statistics claiming that it already recorded between 10 million and 50 million downloads. But being very popular doesn’t necessarily mean that the app is also entirely secure, and AirDroid is pretty much the…


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Android ‘Gooligan’ Hackers Just Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Accounts

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More than a million Android phones are infected with Gooligan, a strain of malware Google is fighting in earnest. Cybercriminals used the spyware to steal 1.3 million Google accounts in the last four months, researchers warned. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) A new variant of Android malware is responsible for what’s believed…


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Grand App Auto: Tesla smartphone hack can track, locate, unlock, and start cars

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A smartphone app flaw has left Tesla vehicles vulnerable to being tracked, located, unlocked, and stolen. Security experts at Norwegian app security firm Promon were able to take full control of a Tesla vehicle, including finding where the car is parked, opening the door and enabling its keyless driving functionality….


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New Avast Call Blocker App Now Available on iOS

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Avast Software, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, today announced the company’s new Avast Call Blocker app for iOS, now available for download on the Apple App Store. The new app enables users to automatically block telemarketing and unsolicited calls without compromising user privacy. The app…


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8 Tips for Better Mobile Application Security

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Mobile devices allow us to do nearly everything online—from anywhere, at any time. We can do our banking, track our fitness, control Internet of Things devices in our homes, shop, and even work remotely. Driving this mobile productivity are a multitude of mobile apps—software that connect to APIs and servers…


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Scammers compromise mobile app security ahead of holiday shopping season

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There is a new threat for consumers to face alongside the threat of mobile hacking and mobile app security breaches. As the holiday shopping season approaches, some scammers are making the bold move of creating their own fake mobile retail apps in an attempt to defraud consumers who think they’re…


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iPhone Hackers Can Hijack LinkedIn, Twitter Apps

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Proving that autodialing scams aren’t found only on The Simpsons, a security researcher has found a serious flaw in the Twitter and LinkedIn iOS apps that lets hackers dial phone numbers on your iPhone. Once a call starts, a hacker can temporarily stop you from hanging up, and by the…


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Who’s Hiding Behind The App?

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Mobile phones have become ubiquitous – they’re now an extension of our everyday lives. The rise of technology also brought the emergence of various social media platforms and applications designed to make our lives easier and more convenient. This includes online dating apps designed to help us find companions (it…


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LifeLock tries to regain consumers’ trust with a new credit card management app, Identity

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Identity theft protection company LifeLock is back today with the launch of a new mobile app designed for better credit card management, called Identity. The goal with the app is to offer consumers a single place where they can view the online accounts for their various credit cards, as well…


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Al Jazeera gamifies Syria’s cyber war with #Hacked app

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Media outlet Al Jazeera English has embraced gamification to underline the tumultuous cyber war occurring in Syria out of sight of the larger conflict between government forces and rebels. Interactive web app #HACKED: Syria’s Electronic Armies, launched to celebrate ten years of investigative journalism from Al Jazeera English, looks to…


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Government ‘hammered’ over use of WhatsApp amid security fears

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THE inner circle of Malcolm Turnbull’s government has been grilled on its use of messaging service WhatsApp to communicate and share potentially sensitive information. Despite the intense scrutiny of the practice during a Senate estimates hearing Monday the prime minister’s department has not taken any action over reports Malcolm Turnbull…


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How to protect your financial apps from getting hacked

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There’s been no shortage of high-profile hacks over the last few years — think Target, Sony and Ashley Madison — but one sector that hasn’t made as much news for breaches is financial. According to the Identify Theft Resource Center, out of the 781 data breaches tracked in the United…


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Why The Enterprise Needs Its Own Texting App

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Today’s fast-paced, mobile world offers a myriad of solutions to help users communicate instantly. According to Pew, texting is the most widely used app on a smartphone, with 97 percent of Americans using it at least once a day. This comes at no surprise as text messages have a 98…


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Al Jazeera English Launches ‘#Hacked: Syria’s Electronic Armies’, Experience Syria’s Cyber War In This Web App Game

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Al Jazeera English, an international news channel, wants to highlight what is really going on with Syria’s cyber war by launching a mobile web app called, #Hacked: Syria’s Electronic Armies. The Project draws interest as an example of how gamification (turning something into games or videogames) can be utilized to…


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