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Mobile Statistics - Retail mobile apps are maliciously duplicated and republished | MobileSecurity

Mobile Statistics - Retail mobile apps are maliciously duplicated and republished | MobileSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it


A study of 40 mobile commerce apps shows hackers are posting copies of retailers’ apps to secondary app stores, copies designed to capture and transmit confidential customer information that can be used to commit fraud.

90% of Android retail mobile apps and 35% of Apple iOS retail mobile apps have been duplicated and published to secondary app stores by hackers seeking to disrupt retailers’ mobile activities or collect confidential customer information that can be used to make fraudulent transactions, according to the Third Annual State of Mobile App Security report from Arxan, a web and mobile security technology firm. A secondary app store is any app store other than Google Play, the primary Android app store, and the Apple App Store, the primary Apple iOS app store.




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A study of 40 mobile commerce apps shows hackers are posting copies of retailers’ apps to secondary app stores, copies designed to capture and transmit confidential customer information that can be used to commit fraud.

90% of Android retail mobile apps and 35% of Apple iOS retail mobile apps have been duplicated and published to secondary app stores by hackers seeking to disrupt retailers’ mobile activities or collect confidential customer information that can be used to make fraudulent transactions, according to the Third Annual State of Mobile App Security report from Arxan, a web and mobile security technology firm. A secondary app store is any app store other than Google Play, the primary Android app store, and the Apple App Store, the primary Apple iOS app store.




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Most of the top 100 paid Android and iOS apps have been hacked | CyberSecurity | MobileSecurity | eSkills

Most of the top 100 paid Android and iOS apps have been hacked | CyberSecurity | MobileSecurity | eSkills | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, according to Arxan Technologies.


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97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, according to Arxan Technologies.


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97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, according to Arxan Technologies.


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97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, according to Arxan Technologies.


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Exklusiver Heartbleed-Check: Testen Sie jetzt Ihre Android-Apps!

Exklusiver Heartbleed-Check: Testen Sie jetzt Ihre Android-Apps! | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Die Verschlüsselungs-Lücke „Heartbleed“ trifft etliche Android-Apps mitten ins Herz. COMPUTER BILD verrät, ob Ihre Lieblings-App betroffen ist.


Die Verschlüsselungslücke „Heartbleed“ erschüttert nicht nur etliche Online-Dienste, auch die Nutzung vieler Apps ist derzeit unsicher. 150 Millionen heruntergeladene Programme sind betroffen!


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Die Verschlüsselungslücke „Heartbleed“ erschüttert nicht nur etliche Online-Dienste, auch die Nutzung vieler Apps ist derzeit unsicher. 150 Millionen heruntergeladene Programme sind betroffen!


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Die Verschlüsselungslücke „Heartbleed“ erschüttert nicht nur etliche Online-Dienste, auch die Nutzung vieler Apps ist derzeit unsicher. 150 Millionen heruntergeladene Programme sind betroffen!


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Top Android App a Scam, Pulled From Google Play

Top Android App a Scam, Pulled From Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Virus Shield promised to prevent "harmful apps from being installed on your device," but was just a scam.
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Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What's About Privacy?

Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What's About Privacy? | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
. . WHAT Are Apps? [START Text from Wikipedia] A mobile app, short for mobile application, or just app, is application software designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile dev...
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We rescooped this article from our (the Urban Tech Fair's) Czar of Education, Bonnie Bracey Sutton who shared this thought provoking article. What say, ye?


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Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013

Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013 | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Back in 2012, Android accounted for 79 percent of all mobile malware. Last year, that number ballooned even further to 97 percent. Both those data points c...


More specifically, Android malware rose from 238 threats in 2012 to 804 new families and variants in 2013. Apart from Symbian, F-Secure found no new threats for other mobile platforms last year.


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Beware! Flappy Bird fake apps are stealing money for cybercriminals

Beware! Flappy Bird fake apps are stealing money for cybercriminals | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Fake versions of Flappy Bird have managed to trick Android users into installing them, hitting them in the wallet.

Don't let Flappy Bird's addictive qualities override your judgement.
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Twitter vulnerability lets apps send DMs without user permission

Twitter vulnerability lets apps send DMs without user permission | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Security researcher Egor Homakov has discovered a Twitter vulnerability which allows apps to send DMs without requiring explicit user permission. TNW has verified the findings and can ...
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Android-Apps weisen Sicherheitsfehler auf - Forscher empfehlen Updates

Android-Apps weisen Sicherheitsfehler auf - Forscher empfehlen Updates | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Forscher haben Apps für Android-Handys untersucht und herausgefunden, dass viele Anwendungen Sicherheitsmängel aufweisen. Viele Hersteller besser jetzt nach.
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Eine Liste der aktualisierten Apps finden Sie in unserer Foto-Show. Nutzer sollten die Updates, sofern noch nicht geschehen, sofort installieren – ein Rat der generell für Aktualisierungen gilt.


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HP research finds vulnerabilities in 9 of 10 mobile iOS apps

HP research finds vulnerabilities in 9 of 10 mobile iOS apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Obvious security vulnerabilities are disturbingly common in corporate mobile apps. If HP can find them, so can malicious actors.
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HP Fortify entdeckt in 90 Prozent aller iOS Apps Sicherheitslücken

HP Fortify entdeckt in 90 Prozent aller iOS Apps Sicherheitslücken | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Untersucht wurden 2107 Apps für iOS von 601 Herstellern. Die HP-Tochter bewertet die entsprechenden Android-Anwendungen jedoch als ebenso anfällig. Zahlreiche Apps setzten keine Verschlüsselung ein und schützten die Nutzerdaten nicht angemessen.
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Instagram Users Compromise Their Own Accounts for Likes

Instagram Users Compromise Their Own Accounts for Likes | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Symantec Security Response has discovered many Instagram users have willingly shared their usernames and passwords to a bot-like app in order to increase likes and followers.   (image1_15.png)

 

Symantec Security Response has discovered many Instagram users have willingly shared their usernames and passwords to a bot-like app in order to increase likes and followers.

 

Symantec advises users never share account credentials to any third party applications or services. Third party applications or services that require access to your account or information should use the legitimate APIs and authorization protocols (OAuth 2.0, for instance).

 

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Symantec advises users never share account credentials to any third party applications or services. Third party applications or services that require access to your account or information should use the legitimate APIs and authorization protocols (OAuth 2.0, for instance).

 

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Symantec advises users never share account credentials to any third party applications or services. Third party applications or services that require access to your account or information should use the legitimate APIs and authorization protocols (OAuth 2.0, for instance).

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/ict-awareness-what-you-should-know/

 

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Android Antivirus: 28 Apps im Test

Android Antivirus: 28 Apps im Test | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
28 Virenscanner, knapp 1.500 Malware-Apps, ein Testsieger: Ein Underdog lässt im jüngsten Security-Check die großen Namen alt aussehen. Zudem wird deutlich: Sicherheit auf Android-Geräten muss kein Geld kosten.
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Sicherheit auf Android-Geräten muss kein Geld kosten.


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Common Techniques to Hack Mobile Apps and How to Mitigate Those Risks

Common Techniques to Hack Mobile Apps and How to Mitigate Those Risks | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Cybercriminals use the following tools and techniques to hack mobile apps. Here's how you can harden and protect an application against run-time attacks.


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Cybercriminals use the following tools and techniques to hack mobile apps. Here's how you can harden and protect an application against run-time attacks.


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27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason... Keep reading →
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Heartbleed Detector - Android Apps on Google Play

Heartbleed Detector - Android Apps on Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector scans your ANDROID mobile device for possible risk and helps you stay away from the Heartbleed bug.What does Heartbleed Detector check on yo...

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Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector scans your ANDROID mobile device for possible risk and helps you stay away from the Heartbleed bug.



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Dreister Betrug: Virus-Shield-App ist nur ein Logo!

Dreister Betrug: Virus-Shield-App ist nur ein Logo! | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Virus-Shield-App: 10.000 Verkäufe, Top-Bewertungen und trotzdem nur ein dreister Betrug – die Android-App Virus Shield zeigt nur ein Logo an!
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Hole In WhatsApp For Android Lets Hackers Steal Your Conversations

As part of what is predominantly an Android security issue, a CTO and consultant has discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp encryption that could allow..
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Les apps infectées se multiplient dans Google Play

Les apps infectées se multiplient dans Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it


En 2013, plus de 42 000 apps mobiles étaient infectées par des malwares sur la boutique Play et Google en a supprimé moins du quart.


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Android App Sells Your WhatsApp Conversations

Android App Sells Your WhatsApp Conversations | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mobile Threat Monday: Android App Uploads Your WhatsApp Conversations Online
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Anti-Malware-Apps für Android geprüft

Anti-Malware-Apps für Android geprüft | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das AV-Test Institut hat 28 Schutzprogramme für Android-Geräte auf den Prüfstand gestellt. Diesmal haben acht Apps die maximal erreichbare Punktzahl erzielt, zwei Lösungen sind wegen mangelnder Schutzwirkung zum wiederholten Mal durchgefallen.
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100% of Top Paid Android Apps Have Been Hacked and 56% of the Top 100 paid Apple iOS apps

100% of Top Paid Android Apps Have Been Hacked and 56% of the Top 100 paid Apple iOS apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

12 December 2013

Word that mobile malware is rather pervasive has been making the rounds for months, but a new report has found that a shocking 100% of the Top 100 paid Android apps and 56% of the Top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked. Averaged together, users have a 78% chance of running into an app that has been compromised at some point.
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100% of Top Paid Android Apps Have Been Hacked and 56% of the Top 100 paid Apple iOS ... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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This is helpful post for Android users.
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Are Your Mobile Apps Secure?

Are Your Mobile Apps Secure? | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
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The Instagram Scam That Tricked 100,000 Users Into Giving Away Passwords

The Instagram Scam That Tricked 100,000 Users Into Giving Away Passwords | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
An app called InstLike promised free likes and followers on Instagram, but asked users to provide their usernames and passwords, turning them into a botnet.

 

Moreover, a user would get 20 free Likes if he used the hashtag #instlike_com in his own photo captions. A search on Instagram reveals that more than 500,000 photos already contain that hashtag.

 

All these features made InstLike a sophisticated ecosystem that employed thousands of voluntary "zombie" accounts — but it depended on their naiveté and willingness to give up their passwords.

 

For Narang, who is experienced in the realm of social media-based scams, the sheer volume of people involved is scary.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

 

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Vorsicht: Tausende iPhone-Apps mit Sicherheitslücke

Vorsicht: Tausende iPhone-Apps mit Sicherheitslücke | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Security-SuperGAU für alle Nutzer von iPhones und iPads: Experten haben eine Lücke in iOS-Apps entdeckt, die es erlaubt, die komplette Kommunikation über fremde Server umzuleiten. Tausende Apps sollen betroffen sein.

 

Über HTTP Request Hijacking sollen sich Hacker in iOS-Apps einschleichen und so den Datentraffic über eigene Server umleiten können. Nach erfolgreichem Angriff soll die Umleitung dann permanent aktiv sein.

 

===> Einzige Abhilfe schafft ein Update oder eine Neuinstallation der App. <===

 

 


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