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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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Instagram Users Compromise Their Own Accounts for Likes

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

 

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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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What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Early last week the personal diary app Path became the fulcrum of a massive discussion about how cavalier mobile apps are getting with harvesting your, presumably, personal information. ...

 

Apps that do send data, with no warning

 

Foursquare stands alone here as an app that was, until an update issued on February 14th, sending personal data with no warning. This is similar to the previous behavior of Path that got it in so much hot water. Since the update, Foursqare now warns users before uploading data. Foursquare says that, while it was uploading the data, it was not storing it.

 

Foursquare (Email, Phone Numbers no warning)

 

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http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/02/15/what-ios-apps-are-grabbing-your-data-why-they-do-it-and-what-should-be-done/

 


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The Instagram Scam That Tricked 100,000 Users Into Giving Away Passwords

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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://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Instagram

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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