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Twitter Acquires Android Lockscreen Startup Cover

Twitter Acquires Android Lockscreen Startup Cover | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter today announced it has acquired Android lockscreen app startup Cover. The app, which only launched as a beta in October, will remain on Google Play


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AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook

AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook...

 

“We detected a big increase in the use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to target Android users. Cyber criminals are finding it very convenient to distribute their malware straight to a mobile device via these networks,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at AVG.

 

“The growth of the Android platform has been phenomenal, which has not gone unnoticed with cyber criminals who have discovered it to be a lucrative target for their malware. In 2011, Google had to remove over 100 malicious apps from the official Android market, Google Play.”

 

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Security hole found in Facebook apps for iOS & Android, profile data at risk

Security hole found in Facebook apps for iOS & Android, profile data at risk | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
News has recently surfaced over an Android and iOS security hole, but that story has been mixed up as to where the vulnerability exists. Siting problems with Facebook's mobile ...
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Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers

Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
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:

 

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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...


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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...


Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 30, 2013 5:10 PM

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!]

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

Beware Andriod users!  Will a vpn protect your info?

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Facebook And Dropbox (iOS & Android) Major Security Flaw Leaks User Information

Facebook And Dropbox (iOS & Android) Major Security Flaw Leaks User Information | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
A serious bug was discovered recently in the Facebook and Dropbox applications on iOS and Android that could cause users to have their private information stolen.
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Android malware spreads via Facebook app | ZDNet

Android malware spreads via Facebook app | ZDNet | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook app used to circumvent Google’s ‘Bouncer’ Android Market scanner.

 

It seems it didn’t take the bad guys long to find a way around Google’s ‘Bouncer‘ security scanner for the Android Market. Rather than uploading malware to the Android Market, security firm Sophos has discovered new malware that spreads via the Facebook app.

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