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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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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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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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28 Schutz-Apps für Android geprüft

28 Schutz-Apps für Android geprüft | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das AV-Test Institut in Magdeburg hat 28 Schutzprogramme für Android-Geräte getestet. Bei der Zertifizierungsprüfung sind drei Apps wegen mangelhafter Schutzwirkung durchgefallen.
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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Mobile+Security

 

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Researchers warn of “huge” Android security flaw

Researchers warn of “huge” Android security flaw | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability that could allow attackers to take full control of most Android smartphones

 

The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.

 

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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


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there is one example of smart phone security. focus on the mobile system Android

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DroidSheep Guard - Applications Android - CyberSecurity

DroidSheep Guard - Applications Android - CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
DroidSheep Guard protects your phone from DroidSheep, Faceniff & other hijackers DroidSheep Guard protects your phone from Tools like DroidSheep, Faceniff and other Se...
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Awareness and Protection!!!

 

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Awareness and Protection!!!


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Security Firm Finds Bevy Of Mobile Vulnerabilities, Serious Lapses

Security Firm Finds Bevy Of Mobile Vulnerabilities, Serious Lapses | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Security firm Cenzic said it found serious mobile application vulnerabilities, such as dangerous Web service errors, in an analysis of the mobile apps it reviewed in 2012.

 

An analysis of the thousands of applications reviewed by Web application security firm Cenzic found serious lapses in judgment resulting in gaping holes that could be used by an attacker to siphon off sensitive data from smartphone and tablet owners.

 

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An analysis of the thousands of applications reviewed by Web application security firm Cenzic found serious lapses in judgment resulting in gaping holes that could be used by an attacker to siphon off sensitive data from smartphone and tablet owners.

 

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An analysis of the thousands of applications reviewed by Web application security firm Cenzic found serious lapses in judgment resulting in gaping holes that could be used by an attacker to siphon off sensitive data from smartphone and tablet owners.


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How mobile spammers verify the validity of harvested phone numbers

How mobile spammers verify the validity of harvested phone numbers | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

By Dancho Danchev

 

Have you ever received a blank call, and no one was on the other side of the line? What about a similar blank SMS received through your mobile carrier’s Mail2SMS gateway? There’s a high probability that it was a mobile spammer who’s automatically and efficiently verifying the validity of a recently harvested database of mobile numbers, with QA (Quality Assurance) in mind.


These verified databases will be later on used as the foundation for a highly successfulspam/scam/malicious software disseminating campaigns, thanks to the fact that the cybercriminals behind them will no longer be shooting into the dark. How do they do that? What kind of tools do they use?


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VPN Shield

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Get VPN Shield on the Mac App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

 

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Protects your online privacy by warning about using the Internet in potentially unsafe locations, such as unprotected WiFi hotspots in hotels, and provides a safe and trustworthy connection with a VPN service subscription, or using your own VPN settings.

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Protects your online privacy by warning about using the Internet in potentially unsafe locations, such as unprotected WiFi hotspots in hotels, and provides a safe and trustworthy connection with a VPN service subscription, or using your own VPN settings.

 

===> A MUST when using public WiFi!!! <===

 

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Die besten Sicherheits-Apps für Android-Smartphones - Update

Die besten Sicherheits-Apps für Android-Smartphones - Update | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Auf so manchem Smartphone sind mehr persönliche Daten gespeichert als auf einem PC. Dabei sind moderne Handys ähnlich angreifbar und unsicher wie ein PC. Darum sollten Sie Ihr Smartphone schützen. Wir zeigen, mit welchen Apps das geht.

 

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http://www.pcwelt.de/ratgeber/Die-besten-Sicherheits-Apps-fuers-Smartphone-5798178.html

 

 

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20 security and privacy apps for Androids and iPhones

20 security and privacy apps for Androids and iPhones | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Encrypted storage, malware scanners, missing-phone-finders and more: Here are 20 apps to help protect your smartphone, your privacy and your data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Android apps used by millions vulnerable to password, e-mail theft

Android apps used by millions vulnerable to password, e-mail theft | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Researchers uncover faulty encryption in apps available in Google's Play Market.

 

Android applications downloaded by as many as 185 million users can expose end users' online banking and social networking credentials, e-mail and instant-messaging contents because the programs use inadequate encryption protections, computer scientists have found.

 

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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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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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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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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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How Hackers Use App Ads to Get Your Information

How Hackers Use App Ads to Get Your Information | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

 

With the threat already in ads, are mobile users left vulnerable to attacks?

 

Though developers need to be very careful installing ad networks in their apps, users can still protect themselves by

 

===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

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Be on guard..

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Download with Caution! McAfee Identifies Risky Mobile App Sources [Infographic]

Download with Caution! McAfee Identifies Risky Mobile App Sources [Infographic] | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
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Improving the security for Android embedded systems

Improving the security for Android embedded systems | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it


McAfee has delivered a whitelisting security solution for Android based embedded systems. McAfee Application Control for Androidresides in the Android kernel, embedded in the operating system and provides protection from the installation or execution of a malicious application on an Android-based device. McAfee also provides protection at the application layer to Android devices.

 

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Don't you just love mobile apps? So do malicious code writers

Don't you just love mobile apps? So do malicious code writers | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
There are some surprising numbers available that tell a dark story about mobile apps and what they can be doing on your device.

 

By now you've read about malicious apps that leak privacy data, but do you realize how serious it really is? If not, you'd better pay attention to the following statistics gathered by Symantec*. And if you think that Google Play is 100% safe, it isn't. I have some data that yields some shocking results about the number of malicious apps waiting to grab your data.

 

===> Unfortunately, the playing surface for Internet naughtiness has changed in the past couple of years and you need to know that it's only getting worse. <===

 

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===> Unfortunately, the playing surface for Internet naughtiness has changed in the past couple of years and you need to know that it's only getting worse. <===

 

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===> Unfortunately, the playing surface for Internet naughtiness has changed in the past couple of years and you need to know that it's only getting worse. <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

alistairm 's curator insight, March 5, 2013 3:35 AM

Oh dear - the world of technology seems to be one step forward two steps back but these issues are important especially of we are going to be using mobile devices in education and promoting BYOD approaches.

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Secunia PSI for Android

Secunia PSI for Android | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
The Secunia PSI constantly protects against vulnerabilities. Stay Secure. The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) for Android is a free security scanner that all...
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Beware of Malware: Mobile Security Apps to Safeguard Your Phone

Beware of Malware: Mobile Security Apps to Safeguard Your Phone | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Malware attacks on mobile devices are on the rise. Lookout and Avast can help protect your smartphone from hackers and thieves.

 

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Zhao KQiang's curator insight, March 27, 7:03 AM

focus on the how apps effect on the phone security

 it recall me to check the apps of my phone

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Mobile app downloads doubling, privacy & identity risks rise

Mobile app downloads doubling, privacy & identity risks rise | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mobile app downloads are doubling and the apps are getting “smarter”, but the cost to users may well be a threat to their privacy and the potential sh...

 

“While these apps make our lives easier, they also give a wider group of application developers and advertising networks the ability to collect information about our activities and leverage the functionality of our devices.

 

According to Hoffman, more concerning is that many apps collect information or require permissions unnecessary for the described functionality of the app. He says this is not the first time this issue has surfaced, with reports of popular apps collecting irrelevant information or transmitting data when devices are turned off leading to significant backlash.

 

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

 

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http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/market/57270-mobile-app-downloads-doubling-privacy--identity-risks-rise

 

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F-Secure: Mobile Threat Report Q3-202012 [pdf]

THIS REPORT DISCUSSES THE MOBILE THREAT LANDSCAPE AS SEEN IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2012, AND INCLUDES STATISTICS AND DETAILS OF THE MOBILE THREATS THAT F-SECURE RESPONSE LABS HAVE SEEN AND ANALYZED DURING THAT PERIOD. THE DATA PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT WAS LAST UPDATED ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2012.

 

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