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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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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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Be on guard..

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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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   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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Sicherheits-Apps: Zahlen lohnt sich kaum

Sicherheits-Apps: Zahlen lohnt sich kaum | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Teure Sicherheits-Apps hören sich nach viel an, sind aber meist völlig überflüssig. Wir zeigen, wie Sie mit Gratis-Apps das gleiche Maß an Schutz erreichen.
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Sicherheits-Apps: Zahlen lohnt sich kaum

 

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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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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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Banking apps not safe from OS vulnerabilities | ZDNet

Banking apps not safe from OS vulnerabilities | ZDNet | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mobile banking apps rely on tools such as HTTPS and sandboxing to keep safe, but operating system vulnerabilities may render such measures useless anyway.

 

Marc Bown, SpiderLabs managing consultant at Trustwave Asia-Pacific, agreed, saying mobile apps are not protected from the vulnerabilities of the OS.

 

===> Even though these apps have protection such as sandboxing, it has been proven these security layers can be overcome, he noted. <===

 

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Keep your Internet connecting devices updated!!!

 

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

 

 

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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. <===

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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/

 

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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/

 

 

 

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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/

 

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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/

 

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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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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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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/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Mobile-Security

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Gratis-App warnt vor unsicheren Android-Apps

Gratis-App warnt vor unsicheren Android-Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mit Bitdefender Clueful ist ab sofort eine neue, kostenlose Android-App erhältlich, die alle auf einem Android-Gerät installierten Apps überprüft und bei verdächtigen oder unsicheren Apps Alarm schlägt.
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APP Lock - Android Apps on Google Play

APP Lock - Android Apps on Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Protect your installed applications using a password or pattern! Protect your installed applications using a password or pattern!
APPLock, Easy and Strong application...
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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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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

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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. <===

 

Check also:

 

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.

alistairm 's comment, March 19, 2013 4:39 AM
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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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A MUST have!!!

 

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OpenVPN - Open Source VPN

OpenVPN - Open Source VPN | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
OpenVPN - The Open Source VPN

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Accessible for PC, MAC, ANDROID, iPHONE, iPAD...
A MUST have for a secure Internet connection!


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Accessible for PC, MAC, ANDROID, iPHONE, iPAD...

A MUST have for a secure Internet connection!

 

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Accessible for PC, MAC, ANDROID, iPHONE, iPAD...
A MUST have for a secure Internet connection!