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

 

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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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App Advisor by secure.me

App Advisor by secure.me | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
App Advisor helps safe-guard your personal data by telling you exactly which apps you should be cautious of, before they become a threat to your privacy.

 

Gust MEES: use this free service and find out of your installed Apps are "privacy-friendly" or check new Apps before installing them! Privacy matters!

 

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http://apps.secure.me/

 

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Gust MEES: use this free service and find out of your installed Apps are "privacy-friendly" or check new Apps before installing them! Privacy matters!

 

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Android malware spies on you even after phone is shut down | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Android malware spies on you even after phone is shut down | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
A particularly devious new Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to security research firm AVG.


To achieve this, the malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down. You see the animation, the screen goes black, but the phone is actually still on.


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A particularly devious new Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to security research firm AVG.


To achieve this, the malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down. You see the animation, the screen goes black, but the phone is actually still on.


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Apple bietet iWork als Web-App allen Nutzern an | Apps | Social Media

Apple bietet iWork als Web-App allen Nutzern an | Apps | Social Media | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Apple stellt die Web-Apps zu Keynote, Numbers und Pages allen Nutzern zur Verfügung. Für die Verwendung von iWork ist damit nicht mehr zwingend ein iOS-Gerät oder ein Mac nötig. Bisher hatte Apple den Zugriff auf die Office-Apps auf Besitzer der entsprechenden Geräte eingeschränkt.


Für die Verwendung reicht die Erstellung eines iCloud-Accounts aus. Danach kann iWork über den Browser unter Windows, Linux oder ChromeOS verwendet werden. Im Account ist ein Gigabyte kostenloser Cloud-Speicher enthalten, der dafür genutzt werden kann, um die Dokumente auf einem Apple-Server abzulegen.


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Apple stellt die Web-Apps zu Keynote, Numbers und Pages allen Nutzern zur Verfügung. Für die Verwendung von iWork ist damit nicht mehr zwingend ein iOS-Gerät oder ein Mac nötig. Bisher hatte Apple den Zugriff auf die Office-Apps auf Besitzer der entsprechenden Geräte eingeschränkt.


Für die Verwendung reicht die Erstellung eines iCloud-Accounts aus. Danach kann iWork über den Browser unter Windows, Linux oder ChromeOS verwendet werden. Im Account ist ein Gigabyte kostenloser Cloud-Speicher enthalten, der dafür genutzt werden kann, um die Dokumente auf einem Apple-Server abzulegen.


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Skype Translator in Deutschland nutzbar | Social Media | Apps

Skype Translator in Deutschland nutzbar | Social Media | Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Der Skype Translator übersetzt Fremdsprachen in Echtzeit. COMPUTER BILD hat sich die Vorabversion des Dolmetschers bereits angeschaut.


Zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt befindet sich die Funktion noch in der Testphase und bietet vorerst nur die Übersetzung vom Englischen ins Spanische und umgekehrt an. Wer dennoch mitmachen möchte, findet die Preview-Version der App im Windows Store


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Der Skype Translator übersetzt Fremdsprachen in Echtzeit. COMPUTER BILD hat sich die Vorabversion des Dolmetschers bereits angeschaut.


Zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt befindet sich die Funktion noch in der Testphase und bietet vorerst nur die Übersetzung vom Englischen ins Spanische und umgekehrt an. Wer dennoch mitmachen möchte, findet die Preview-Version der App im Windows Store


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Improved Simplocker variant hits Android users hard | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps

Improved Simplocker variant hits Android users hard | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
The initial version used a unique encryption key for all victims, which allowed Avast to create a free removal tool for the unfortunate victims to use.

But that ship has now sailed, as Simplocker developers have upped the ante and the latest variant of the malware now encrypts files with a different key on each device.

According to Nikolaos Chrysaidos, Avast Android malware and security analyst, this new variant has already infected more than 5,000 unique users. They have been tricked into installing the malware by malicious ads on shady sites, as it poses as a Flash Player app.


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


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


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


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The initial version used a unique encryption key for all victims, which allowed Avast to create a free removal tool for the unfortunate victims to use.

But that ship has now sailed, as Simplocker developers have upped the ante and the latest variant of the malware now encrypts files with a different key on each device.

According to Nikolaos Chrysaidos, Avast Android malware and security analyst, this new variant has already infected more than 5,000 unique users. They have been tricked into installing the malware by malicious ads on shady sites, as it poses as a Flash Player app.


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


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


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SketchNotes | iPad | Apps

SketchNotes | iPad | Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Information and reviews about SketchNotes


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Information and reviews about SketchNotes


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WhatsApp for Web in the sight of cybercriminals - Securelist

WhatsApp for Web in the sight of cybercriminals - Securelist | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
There is no doubt WhatsApp is among the most popular mobile IMs nowadays – its 700 million users worldwide were eagerly awaiting this week’s promised desktop version. However, it wasn't just users who were waiting – cybercriminals were quick to start using this new feature in their attacks, aiming to spread malware and infect users.


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There is no doubt WhatsApp is among the most popular mobile IMs nowadays – its 700 million users worldwide were eagerly awaiting this week’s promised desktop version. However, it wasn't just users who were waiting – cybercriminals were quick to start using this new feature in their attacks, aiming to spread malware and infect users.


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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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Tens-of-Thousands of Android Banking Apps Flagged as Suspicious | MobileSecurity | Banking

Tens-of-Thousands of Android Banking Apps Flagged as Suspicious | MobileSecurity | Banking | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Researchers have disclosed that as many as 11% of mobile Android banking and finance applications have been flagged as "suspicious" after detecting that they contain malware code, have potentially malicious binaries, or excessive permissions.

Of the 350,000 banking and finance mobile applications the researchers surveyed, more than 40,000 of the applications had elements that lead the team to believe

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Researchers have disclosed that as many as 11% of mobile Android banking and finance applications have been flagged as "suspicious" after detecting that they contain malware code, have potentially malicious binaries, or excessive permissions.

Of the 350,000 banking and finance mobile applications the researchers surveyed, more than 40,000 of the applications had elements that lead the team to believe


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Ad-Network Scanner | TrustGo Ad Detector scans & protects your phone from potential privacy violations & identity

Ad-Network Scanner | TrustGo Ad Detector scans & protects your phone from potential privacy violations & identity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

TrustGo Ad Detector scans and protects your phone from potential privacy violations and identity leaks through ads displayed by apps via the most commonly used advertising networks.

It is common for advertising networks to collect information on how you use your device. Your information is then used for targeted marketing campaigns.


Some common and aggressive methods include:
• Pushing ads to your Android notification bar
• Creating unauthorized shortcuts on your home screen
• Modifying the default browser, homepage and bookmarks settings
• Subscribing you to emails and text messages when an ad is clicked
• Making phone calls and downloading malicious files when an ad is clicked



TrustGo Ad Detector safeguards you from malicious advertising and has the ability to detect ads from over 100 mobile advertising networks around the globe.


TrustGo Ad Detector is part of the TrustGo Antivirus & Security family. 


To download the free, full version of TrustGo Antivirus & Security, go to http://tr.im/428tv


TrustGo Antivirus & Security provides the best all-around protection for your phone from malware, spyware and trojans. Remotely locate your phone, lock your phone, set off an alarm or simply wipe your personal information if your phone is missing or stolen.


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


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Mobile-Security


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TrustGo Ad Detector scans and protects your phone from potential privacy violations and identity leaks through ads displayed by apps via the most commonly used advertising networks.

It is common for advertising networks to collect information on how you use your device. Your information is then used for targeted marketing campaigns.


Some common and aggressive methods include:
• Pushing ads to your Android notification bar
• Creating unauthorized shortcuts on your home screen
• Modifying the default browser, homepage and bookmarks settings
• Subscribing you to emails and text messages when an ad is clicked
• Making phone calls and downloading malicious files when an ad is clicked



TrustGo Ad Detector safeguards you from malicious advertising and has the ability to detect ads from over 100 mobile advertising networks around the globe.


TrustGo Ad Detector is part of the TrustGo Antivirus & Security family. 


To download the free, full version of TrustGo Antivirus & Security, go to http://tr.im/428tv


TrustGo Antivirus & Security provides the best all-around protection for your phone from malware, spyware and trojans. Remotely locate your phone, lock your phone, set off an alarm or simply wipe your personal information if your phone is missing or stolen.


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


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




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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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c't hacks - Android-Apps auf Google Play | MakerED | MakerSpace

c't hacks - Android-Apps auf Google Play | MakerED | MakerSpace | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it





Mit dieser App lesen Sie c’t Hacks im Original-Look der Print-Ausgabe.c’t Hacks erscheint viermal pro Jahr und wendet sich an alle, die mit Hardware kreativ und nic...










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Mit dieser App lesen Sie c’t Hacks im Original-Look der Print-Ausgabe.c’t Hacks erscheint viermal pro Jahr und wendet sich an alle, die mit Hardware kreativ und nic...


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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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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 17, 2014 8:28 AM
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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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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Superfish-like Vulnerability Found in Over 12 More Apps

Superfish-like Vulnerability Found in Over 10 More Software using the same HTTPS-breaking technology.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=LENOVO


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Superfish-like Vulnerability Found in Over 10 More Software using the same HTTPS-breaking technology.


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Die besten Virenscanner für Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Die besten Virenscanner für Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das unabhängige Sicherheits-Institut AV-Test hat insgesamt 31 Virenscanner für Android auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Welche Security-App Ihr Smartphone am besten schützt, lesen Sie hier.




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Das unabhängige Sicherheits-Institut AV-Test hat insgesamt 31 Virenscanner für Android auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Welche Security-App Ihr Smartphone am besten schützt, lesen Sie hier.


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


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Android-Exploit schleust beliebige Apps ein | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Android-Exploit schleust beliebige Apps ein | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Wer ein Smartphone oder Tablet mit Android 4.3 oder älter nutzt, lebt gefährlich. Einmal mehr demonstriert dies ein neuer Exploit, der beim Aufruf einer Webseite ungefragt Apps auf das Gerät schmuggelt. heise Security hat das mal ausprobiert.

Durch zwei Sicherheitslücken war es möglich, Webseiten zu erstellen, die ungefragt beliebige Android-Apps aus Google Play installieren. Die erste Lücke ist eine alte Bekannte: Die Webbrowser-Komponente von Android bis einschließlich Version 4.3 ist anfällig für das sogenannte Universal Cross-Site-Scripting (UXSS). Dadurch kann eine bösartige Webseite eine beliebige andere Website fernsteuern. Die Angriffsseite könnte etwa einen Webmail-Dienst in einem unsichtbaren Frame laden und auf die Mails des Opfers zugreifen – vorausgesetzt, das Opfers ist bei dem Dienst eingeloggt, wenn es die bösartige Seite aufruft.


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


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Wer ein Smartphone oder Tablet mit Android 4.3 oder älter nutzt, lebt gefährlich. Einmal mehr demonstriert dies ein neuer Exploit, der beim Aufruf einer Webseite ungefragt Apps auf das Gerät schmuggelt. heise Security hat das mal ausprobiert.

Durch zwei Sicherheitslücken war es möglich, Webseiten zu erstellen, die ungefragt beliebige Android-Apps aus Google Play installieren. Die erste Lücke ist eine alte Bekannte: Die Webbrowser-Komponente von Android bis einschließlich Version 4.3 ist anfällig für das sogenannte Universal Cross-Site-Scripting (UXSS). Dadurch kann eine bösartige Webseite eine beliebige andere Website fernsteuern. Die Angriffsseite könnte etwa einen Webmail-Dienst in einem unsichtbaren Frame laden und auf die Mails des Opfers zugreifen – vorausgesetzt, das Opfers ist bei dem Dienst eingeloggt, wenn es die bösartige Seite aufruft.


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Fraunhofer patentiert Erkennung von Schläfer-Apps | CyberSecurity

Fraunhofer patentiert Erkennung von Schläfer-Apps | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mit Hilfe neuer Erkennungsmethoden sollen die bei Google Play aufgetauchten Schläfer-Apps frühzeitig erkannt werden, sodass derartige Anwendungen erst gar nicht im App Store angeboten werden.


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Mit Hilfe neuer Erkennungsmethoden sollen die bei Google Play aufgetauchten Schläfer-Apps frühzeitig erkannt werden, sodass derartige Anwendungen erst gar nicht im App Store angeboten werden.


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Simplocker tarnt sich als Flash Player App | Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps

Simplocker tarnt sich als Flash Player App | Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Avast berichtet von einer neuen Variante der Simplocker-Malware, die sich als Flash Player App tarnt, Android-Geräte infiziert, Daten verschlüsselt und dann Lösegeld für die Entschlüsselung fordert.


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


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


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Avast berichtet von einer neuen Variante der Simplocker-Malware, die sich als Flash Player App tarnt, Android-Geräte infiziert, Daten verschlüsselt und dann Lösegeld für die Entschlüsselung fordert.


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


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New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads

New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

A new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to end users when they unlock their Android smartphone. What’s interesting about this malware – or adware, as it’s better known – is that some of the applications where it was discovered already have a large number of installs. For instance, a card game app called Durak has 5 to 10 million installs according to the data on Google Play.


Explains Avast researcher Filip Chytry, the malware was first brought to the company’s attention by way of a comment on the Avast forums, and, initially, he didn’t think much of it.

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A new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to end users when they unlock their Android smartphone. What’s interesting about this malware – or adware, as it’s better known – is that some of the applications where it was discovered already have a large number of installs. For instance, a card game app called Durak has 5 to 10 million installs according to the data on Google Play.


Explains Avast researcher Filip Chytry, the malware was first brought to the company’s attention by way of a comment on the Avast forums, and, initially, he didn’t think much of it.

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Mobile Threat Monday: SaveMe Malware Infiltrates Google Play | CyberSecurity | MobileSecurity

Mobile Threat Monday: SaveMe Malware Infiltrates Google Play | CyberSecurity | MobileSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
This week, we take a look at malware that pretends to be a helpful backup app and even managed to sneak into Google Play.


Of course, a marketplace as big and vibrant as Google Play changes quickly, so it's hard to pick out the trusted developers with so many up and comers. That's why we recommend installing security software on your Android device. Lookout has a strong offering, and I also recommend Editors' Choice winners Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus and avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus. With one of these on your Android device, you'll be making it much harder for an attacker to get your personal information.


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


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This week, we take a look at malware that pretends to be a helpful backup app and even managed to sneak into Google Play.


Of course, a marketplace as big and vibrant as Google Play changes quickly, so it's hard to pick out the trusted developers with so many up and comers. That's why we recommend installing security software on your Android device. Lookout has a strong offering, and I also recommend Editors' Choice winners Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus and avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus. With one of these on your Android device, you'll be making it much harder for an attacker to get your personal information.


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iPad App Brings Braille Keyboard to Blind Users' Fingertips | Apps

iPad App Brings Braille Keyboard to Blind Users' Fingertips | Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
An app that began as a prototype at Stanford now lets sight impaired iPad users type Braille on its touchscreen.
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An app that began as a prototype at Stanford now lets sight impaired iPad users type Braille on its touchscreen.

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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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Fehlerhaft & unsicher: Schlechtes Zeugnis für Banking-Apps auf der 31C3

Fehlerhaft & unsicher: Schlechtes Zeugnis für Banking-Apps auf der 31C3 | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Auf dem Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg (31C3) stellen die Forscher  Zeugnis aus. Die zwei französischen Hacker Eric Filiol und Paul Irolla zeigten in ihrer Präsentation (PDF-Dokument), wie fahrlässig die Banken mit den Daten ihrer Nutzer umgehen und welche Gefahren in den mobilen Applikationen lauern. Insgesamt 27 Apps großer Bankenhäuser wurden bislang analysiert, darunter die Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank und die schweizerische UBS. Weitere Analysen sollen in den kommenden Wochen folgen, heißt es.


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Auf dem Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg (31C3) stellen die Forscher  Zeugnis aus. Die zwei französischen Hacker Eric Filiol und Paul Irolla zeigten in ihrer Präsentation (PDF-Dokument), wie fahrlässig die Banken mit den Daten ihrer Nutzer umgehen und welche Gefahren in den mobilen Applikationen lauern. Insgesamt 27 Apps großer Bankenhäuser wurden bislang analysiert, darunter die Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank und die schweizerische UBS. Weitere Analysen sollen in den kommenden Wochen folgen, heißt es.

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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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„c’t Hardware Hacks“

„c’t Hardware Hacks“ | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Holen Sie sich „c’t Hardware Hacks“ im App Store. Sehen Sie sich Screenshots, Bewertungen und Kundenrezensionen dazu an


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Holen Sie sich „c’t Hardware Hacks“ im App Store. Sehen Sie sich Screenshots, Bewertungen und Kundenrezensionen dazu an.


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PhotoMath.net

PhotoMath.net | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
PhotoMath reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time.
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PhotoMath reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time.


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