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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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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/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

 

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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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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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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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===> 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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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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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/

 

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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New Android malware disguised as security app

New Android malware disguised as security app | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Android Security Suite Premium -- loaded with Zeus variant ZitMo ===> is a threat to companies given the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend... <===

 

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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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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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http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/android-apps-expose-passwords-e-mail-and-more/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+arstechnica/index+(Ars+Technica+-+All+content)&amp;amp;utm_content=Google+Reader

 

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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

 

vince tracy's curator insight, August 16, 2013 12:39 PM

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.


Zhao KQiang's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:52 AM

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

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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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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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Anti-Malware-Apps für Android im Test

Anti-Malware-Apps für Android im Test | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
AV-Test hat 22 Schutz-Apps auf den Prüfstand gestellt, die Android-Geräte sauber halten sollen. Die Schädlingserkennung ist allgemein auf recht hohem Niveau, nur ein Produkt ist durchgefallen.
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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!


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

 

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Zhao KQiang's curator insight, March 27, 2014 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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Google to Scan Third-party Android Applications On Devices

Google to Scan Third-party Android Applications On Devices | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
According to reports, a new security feature in Android 4.2 will checks apps in real-time for malicious code.

 

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http://www.securityweek.com/google-scan-third-party-android-applications-devices?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter

 

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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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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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