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Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers

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A discovery about Facebook's official Android app once again puts into question if the social network's developers truly *get* security and privacy.

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge:

 


Via Gust MEES
Sharla Shults's insight:

The good news is that Facebook confirmed Symantec’s findings, and has said it will fix the problem in the next version of its Android app. Furthermore, the social network says that it does not use or process the phone numbers it has been receiving, and has deleted them from its servers. [We hope!]

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:42 AM

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:45 AM

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


AnnC's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:35 PM

Beware Andriod users!  Will a vpn protect your info?

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How do cyber criminals get your data? What do they do with it?

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By now, most everyone has heard the story: on April 23rd, the AP’s twitter account was “hacked.” The tweet, which was a fairly obviously fake, still managed to send Wall Street into a panic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 145 points in 2 minutes.

 

So why is this important? It highlights the reality of the threat landscape.

 

The point of the story is that mobile security isn’t just about protecting you from viruses. Threats don’t only come in the form of malicious applications that one inadvertently “sideloads” onto his or her device. Mobile security is also about making sure your data is protected.

 

It doesn’t matter whether the economic climate is good or bad, there is always a market for fraud. The marketplace for carding is growing and will continue to grow. And as the engineers behind these types of attacks get smarter and smarter, we can only expect to see them more and more often.

 

 

 

 

 


Via Gust MEES
Sharla Shults's insight:

Hackers do not have a life! They exist ti mess with others lives!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 14, 2013 5:11 PM

 

Read the full article to understand really...

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/cyber-security-the-weakest-link-in-the-security-chain-is-the-human/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/visual-cyber-security-see-attacks-on-real-time/

 

asma jmari 's comment, May 15, 2013 7:44 AM
thank you Gust MEES I'll check it out
asma jmari 's comment, May 20, 2013 6:34 AM
believe it or not they do and hacking is more like a hobby some do it for fun and some just dedicate themselves to it and make it a job