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Android-Tipps von ESET und Malwarebytes | CyberSecurity | eSkills | eLeaderShip | Privacy

Android-Tipps von ESET und Malwarebytes | CyberSecurity | eSkills | eLeaderShip | Privacy | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Die Sicherheitsfirmen ESET und Malwarebytes haben jeweils Sicherheits-Tipps für den Umgang mit Android-Smartphones veröffentlicht. Sie zeigen, worauf es bei mobiler Sicherheit und Datenschutz ankommt.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/


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Die Sicherheitsfirmen ESET und Malwarebytes haben jeweils Sicherheits-Tipps für den Umgang mit Android-Smartphones veröffentlicht. Sie zeigen, worauf es bei mobiler Sicherheit und Datenschutz ankommt.


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Specialized Magazines For Apps

Specialized Magazines For Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Why Is It Important To Read Specialized Magazines? There are masses of Apps from any kind of Topics and from anywhere around from the world, difficult to know WHAT choice to make, as well as th...


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Why Is It Important To Read Specialized Magazines? There are masses of Apps from any kind of Topics and from anywhere around from the world, difficult to know WHAT choice to make, as well as th...


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Why Is It Important To Read Specialized Magazines? There are masses of Apps from any kind of Topics and from anywhere around from the world, difficult to know WHAT choice to make, as well as th...


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


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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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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/


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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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Hackers Can Steal Private WhatsApp Chats with Other Android Apps

Hackers Can Steal Private WhatsApp Chats with Other Android Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
A security consultant has uncovered a new security hole in WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform recently acquired by Facebook. The flaw can be leveraged to gain access to the private chats of Android device owners.



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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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Disconnect Kids

Get Disconnect Kids on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Disconnect Kids is a fun and unique educational app that teaches children (and their parents) about online privacy. Disconnect Kids also actively blocks requests for data about your web-browsing and in-app activity from the biggest mobile tracking services.


It’s the first (and only) iOS app that stops this personal data from ever leaving your device.


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Make the web faster, more private, and more secure | Disconnect 2

Make the web faster, more private, and more secure | Disconnect 2 | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Load the pages you go to 27% faster. Stop 2,000+ third-party
sites from tracking you. Encrypt the data you share with popular sites.
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Load the pages you go to 27% faster. Stop 2,000+ third-party
sites from tracking you. Encrypt the data you share with popular sites.

 

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83% Of Mobile Apps Are Risky

83% Of Mobile Apps Are Risky | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Summer 2013 App Reputation Report to examine the hidden behaviors behind free and paid mobile apps

 

The cloud-based, fully automated Appthority App Risk Management Service performed static, dynamic and behavioral app analysis on the 400 most popular free and paid apps on the iOS and Android platforms.

 

  

Appthority analyzed each app for particular behaviors within a test environment

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Highlights from the App Reputation Report are:

 

- Overall, 83% of the most popular apps are associated with security risks and privacy issues.

 

- iOS apps exhibited more risky behaviors than Android apps. 91% of iOS apps exhibit at least one risky behavior, as compared to 80% of Android apps.

 

- 95% of the top free apps and 77.5% of the top paid apps exhibited at least one risky behavior.

 

- 78% of the most popular free Android apps identify the user's ID (UDID).

 

- Even though Apple prohibits its developers from accessing the UDID, 5.5% of the tested iOS apps still do.

 

- 72% of the top free apps track for the user's location, compared to 41% of paid apps.

 

- Although paid apps already generate revenue when downloaded, 59% of paid iOS and 24% of paid Android apps still support in-app purchasing.

 

- Furthermore, 39% of paid iOS and 16% of paid Android apps still share data with ad networks.

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

 

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Infographic - What Permissions Apps & Websites Ask for When You Connect

Infographic - What Permissions Apps & Websites Ask for When You Connect | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Facebook users have scanned with MyPermissions to find out what third party apps and websites have access to their information and just what permissions they have granted. We've created this infogr...
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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Privacy

 

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

 

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:16 AM

A scarry revelation!

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Online privacy is always a concern for me and it should be for you as well. Connect with Facebook is convienent but you should be aware of what access you are allowing.

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Twitter bug gives 3rd-party apps access to users' Direct Messages

Twitter bug gives 3rd-party apps access to users' Direct Messages | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

"There should be millions of Twitter users that have signed in with Twitter into third-party applications. Some of these applications might have gained access to and might still have access to Twitter users private direct messages," he points out, and advises users to check third-party applications permissions and revoke the apps to which they never gave permission to access their DMs.


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===> check third-party applications permissions and revoke the apps to which they never gave permission to access YOUR DMs. <===

Check ALSO:

https://twitter.com/settings/applications


http://blog.ioactive.com/2013/01/you-can-not-trust-social-media-twitter-vulnerable.html


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

 

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===> check third-party applications permissions and revoke the apps to which they never gave permission to access YOUR DMs. <===

 

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https://twitter.com/settings/applications

 

 

http://blog.ioactive.com/2013/01/you-can-not-trust-social-media-twitter-vulnerable.html

 

 

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

 

 

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 22, 2013 11:52 AM

===> check third-party applications permissions and revoke the apps to which they never gave permission to access YOUR DMs. <===

Check ALSO:

https://twitter.com/settings/applications


http://blog.ioactive.com/2013/01/you-can-not-trust-social-media-twitter-vulnerable.html


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

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 22, 2013 11:54 AM

===> check third-party applications permissions and revoke the apps to which they never gave permission to access YOUR DMs. <===

Check ALSO:

https://twitter.com/settings/applications


http://blog.ioactive.com/2013/01/you-can-not-trust-social-media-twitter-vulnerable.html


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

 

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

 

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Read more, a MUST:

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

 

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Mobile Apps Permission - Find out what Your Apps are doing [Infographic]

Mobile Apps Permission - Find out what Your Apps are doing [Infographic] | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Infographics on Case study at Mobile Android Apps Permission vulnerability, starting Apps integration at 2AM on Google Play Store with malware attack on tablet...

 

You might be wondering what this Title means. But it’s the fact of today. While many of us might not know this but this has become a good security point to talk on. Most of the time when we just download any kind of Apps from the Google Play or Android Market, it always prompt to give permission to access the device, and most people including us, actually don’t pay attention to it and simply go ahead to download the app.

 

However, this is just equal to a Bad idea of giving the entire access of your Phone contents to the app which could lead to possible data theft, spam, malware and what not! According to the Research done by us, found us a good evidence that an average Android app always asks for 124 different types of permissions. While we have also found one shocking fact that almost 33% of the App asks for more permissions than the actual required.

 

 

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://allinfographics.org/mobile-apps-permission-find-out-what-your-apps-are-doing-at-2-am/

 

 

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Christino Martin's comment, September 27, 2012 8:51 AM
And please could you just remove the warning now..since all the warnings has been removed now ... just got confirmation from the owner(friend)
Gust MEES's comment, September 27, 2012 8:58 AM
Hi, OK it's removed now, thx.
Christino Martin's comment, September 27, 2012 9:01 AM
thanks
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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)

 

Read more, a MUST:

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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Which Apps Protect Against Verizon and Turn's Invasive User Tracking? | Privacy

Which Apps Protect Against Verizon and Turn's Invasive User Tracking? | Privacy | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Research from Stanford's Jonathan Mayer and ProPublica has shown that Verizon's undeleteable UIDH mobile tracking header is being used by advertising and tracking company Turn.com to respawn deleted cookies.
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Research from Stanford's Jonathan Mayer and ProPublica has shown that Verizon's undeleteable UIDH mobile tracking header is being used by advertising and tracking company Turn.com to respawn deleted cookies.


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85% of apps not up to scratch on privacy, study finds

85% of apps not up to scratch on privacy, study finds | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
A coordinated study of apps run by a group of national privacy and data protection bodies from around the world has found that the majority are failing to provide adequate information on the privac...


We're being steadily trained to think of paying for things as unnecessary or stupid, and to accept the term "free" as synonymous with "free in return for your privacy", despite efforts by the likes of GPEN and the EU to push back the tide.

The 1200 apps looked at here represent the tiniest fraction of the app world, with Google's Play Store currently hosting over 1.1 million free and 200,000 paid-for apps, and Apple's store offering similar numbers.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


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We're being steadily trained to think of paying for things as unnecessary or stupid, and to accept the term "free" as synonymous with "free in return for your privacy", despite efforts by the likes of GPEN and the EU to push back the tide.

The 1200 apps looked at here represent the tiniest fraction of the app world, with Google's Play Store currently hosting over 1.1 million free and 200,000 paid-for apps, and Apple's store offering similar numbers.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


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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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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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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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Make the web faster, more private, and more secure | Disconnect Search

Make the web faster, more private, and more secure | Disconnect Search | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Load the pages you go to 27% faster. Stop 2,000+ third-party
sites from tracking you. Encrypt the data you share with popular sites.
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Search with Google, Bing, Yahoo, & more

 

Search through your omnibox or address bar

 

Prevent ISPs & sites from tracking your searches 

 

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F-Secure Lokki

F-Secure Lokki | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
It’s about places, not about tracking

When we were building Lokki, we talked to countless people, teenagers, children and adults all over the world. Nobody really wants to be tracked — or track others. Thus, Lokki is about people, places and putting you in charge of your privacy.

 

Lokki sends you automatic notifications when family members or friends enter or exit certain places — but only if they decide to let you know. Plus you can hide your whereabouts whenever you want to go undercover, or just take a nap.

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It’s about places, not about tracking

When we were building Lokki, we talked to countless people, teenagers, children and adults all over the world. Nobody really wants to be tracked — or track others. Thus, Lokki is about people, places and putting you in charge of your privacy.

 

Lokki sends you automatic notifications when family members or friends enter or exit certain places — but only if they decide to let you know. Plus you can hide your whereabouts whenever you want to go undercover, or just take a nap.

 

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   Clueful   -   Privacy Monitoring App for iPhone & Android

   Clueful   -   Privacy Monitoring App for iPhone & Android | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
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http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-security-tools

 

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

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-security-tools

 

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

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:38 AM

Creativity requires good research and knowledge of context. Thus it is important to have a good sense of the tools you use and the influence they may bring to ebar upon you! Thnak you Gust Mees.

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Determining What Calls Home - Learning about Privacy / Security

Determining What Calls Home - Learning about Privacy / Security | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
I've done some thinking about computer security and privacy over the past while.  It's been precipitated by conversations with Gust Mees.  It's good thinking. We're all in the same boat.  Just thin...

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Good thought from Doug and a great tool, well explained... A MUST read, thx Doug!


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Good thought from Doug and a great tool, well explained... A MUST read, thx Doug!

 

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Good thought from Doug and a great tool, well explained... A MUST read, thx Doug!


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Most children's apps are failing on privacy, FTC finds

Most children's apps are failing on privacy, FTC finds | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
FTC investigating whether firms are in breach of existing laws and says little progress made on ensuring children are protected...

 

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/dec/10/mobile-apps-children-ftc?CMP=twt_gu

 

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100K Android Apps in Google Play Are 'Suspicious' [INFOGRAPHIC]

100K Android Apps in Google Play Are 'Suspicious' [INFOGRAPHIC] | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 Android applications in Google Play are considered "suspicious" or "questionable," according to new research.

 

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http://mashable.com/2012/11/05/android-apps-suspicious/

 

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Vorsicht Facebook: Warnung vor diesen Spionage-Apps

Vorsicht Facebook: Warnung vor diesen Spionage-Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Einige Anwendungen in Facebooks App-Zentrum verlangen mehr Berechtigungen als einem lieb ist. Wir sagen Ihnen, vor welchen Apps Sie sich in Acht nehmen sollten.
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