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A Sticker Sent On Telegram Could Have Exposed Your Secret Chats

A flaw in Telegram messaging app could have exposed users' secret messages, photos, and videos

Previously legitimate Barcode Scanner app sends malware update to millions

Google has removed a popular Android barcode scanner app with over 10 million installs from the Play Store after researchers found that it turned malicious following a December 2020 update.

Shazam Vulnerability Could Have Exposed User Locations

The vulnerability in Shazam app could expose location of Android and iOS users. Patch already deployed before potential exploitation.

Beware — A New Wormable Android Malware Spreading Through WhatsApp

A New Wormable Android Malware App is Spreading Automatically Through WhatsApp

Ring Neighbors App Vulnerability Exposed Users’ Precise Location Data

Exploiting the vulnerability in Ring Neighbors app could allow retrieving precise location coordinates and addresses from Ring servers.

Cellebrite Claims To Decrypt Signal App On Android Devices

Signal is known for its robust, seemingly impossible encryption technology for securing users’ data. However, Cellebrite now claims to have devised a technique to decrypt the Signal app data on Android devices.

Malicious Apps Repeatedly Bypassed Apple App Notarization

Multiple apps containing malware repeatedly bypassed Apple's app notarization security scan in a recent wave. Apple revoked Developer ID. Bryan watch out!

Google’s Waze Can Allow Hackers to Identify and Track Users

A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in Google’s Waze app that can allow hackers to identify people using the popular navigation app and track them by their location.

Indian COVID-19 Surveillance App Left Data Of Millions Exposed Online

The Indian COVID-19 surveilance app belonged to the state UP and exposed data of 8 million people including sensitive PII and health records.

Major Instagram App Bug Could've Given Hackers Remote Access to Your Phone

Check Point researchers disclosed details about a critical vulnerability in Instagram's Android app that could have allowed remote attackers to take control over a targeted device just by sending victims a specially crafted image.

England and Wales COVID-19 contact tracing app launches

England and Wales have finally released their COVID-19 contact tracing app for Android and iOS. Scotland and Northern Ireland independently released their own contact tracing apps.

Guard your data with these privacy-focused search engines & browsers

Tracking allows the companies to improve their algorithm and app experience, but this experience comes at the cost of your digital data. In this guide, we're going to focus on the search engines and browsers that you'll want to use if you care about your online privacy.

Strava app shows your info to nearby users unless this setting is disabled

Popular running and cycling app Strava exposes information on nearby strangers which has sparked privacy concerns among its users. Some fear this functionality can be abused for stalking and "predatory" motives.

TikTok Fixes Flaws That Opened Android App to Compromise

Researchers have disclosed four high-severity flaws in the Android version of TikTok that could have easily been exploited by a seemingly benign third-party Android app. If successful, an attacker could fully compromise the target’s TikTok account. Public disclosure of the vulnerabilities was Friday and all bugs have been patched in version 17.4.4 of the app.

Spyware Labeled 'TikTok Pro' Exploits Fears of US Ban

Researchers have discovered a new Android spyware campaign pushing a “Pro” version of the TikTok app that is exploiting fears among its young and gullible users that the popular social media app is on the cusp of being banned in the United States. The malware can take over basic device functions—such as capturing photos, reading and sending SMS messages, making calls and launching apps—as well as uses a phishing tactic to steal victims’ Facebook credentials.

Threema Chat App Decides To Go Open Source

The end-to-end encrypted messaging app Threema goes open source to strengthen its security. Also announced partering with Afinum AG.

WhatsApp Discloses 6 Bugs via Dedicated Security Site

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has fixed six previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in its chat platform, revealing the move on a new dedicated security advisory site aimed at informing its more than 2 million users about bugs and keeping them updated on app security.

Critical Slack Bug Allows Access to Private Channels, Conversations

A critical vulnerability in the popular Slack collaboration app would allow remote code-execution (RCE). Attackers could gain full remote control over the Slack desktop app with a successful exploit — and thus access to private channels, conversations, passwords, tokens and keys, and various functions.

Chrome 85 released with security fixes

Chrome 85 is a massive release with numerous features, including a QR code generator, AVIF image support, better protection from mixed content downloads, further securing of same-site cookies, and app shortcuts for PWAs.

Weather Channel App Settles Lawsuit Over Data Privacy

IBM, the owner of the Weather Channel mobile app, has reached a settlement with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office after a 2019 lawsuit alleged that the app was deceiving its users in how it was using their geolocation data.

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