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New security measures to keep Google Play safe

Google is announcing two new security measures aimed at minimizing the number of malicious / potentially unwanted apps in the Google Play Store.

Tor Browser fixes vulnerability that tracks you using installed apps

The Tor Project has released Tor Browser 10.0.18 to fix numerous bugs, including a vulnerability that allows sites to track users by fingerprinting the applications installed on their devices.

Google makes it harder for Android apps to track users

Google is attempting to rival Apple in the privacy department. After introducing various privacy-related changes in Android 12, it is now making it more difficult for app developers to track users.

23 Android Apps Expose Over 100,000,000 Users' Personal Data

Misconfigurations in multiple Android apps leaked sensitive data of more than 100 million users, potentially making them a lucrative target for malicious actors.

How Apple Gave Chinese Government Access to iCloud Data and Censored Apps

New Report Explains How Apple Gave Chinese Government Access to iCloud Data and Censors Apps

Over 750,000 Users Downloaded New Billing Fraud Apps From Google Play Store

Researchers have discovered a new set of fraudulent Android apps in the Google Play store that hijack SMS notifications for billing scams.

FBI Could use a Tool to Access Private Signal Messages on iPhones

The court has recently published a document that affirms that the FBI may have developed a tool to access the Signal messages on iPhones. As hackers are now targeting messaging apps

Agora SDK Bug Left Several Video Calling Apps Vulnerable to Snooping

A vulnerability in a popular video calling software development kit (SDK) could have allowed attackers to spy on video and audio calls.

Bugs in Signal, Facebook, Google chat apps let attackers spy on users

Vulnerabilities found in multiple video conferencing mobile applications allowed attackers to listen to users' surroundings without permission before the person on the other end picked up the calls.

Apple Kills MacOS Feature Allowing Apps to Bypass Firewalls

Apple has removed a contentious macOS feature that allowed some Apple apps to bypass content filters, VPNs and third-party firewalls. The feature, first uncovered in November in a beta release of the macOS Big Sur feature, was called “ContentFilterExclusionList” and included a list of at least 50 Apple apps – including Maps, Music, FaceTime, the App Store and its software update service. It has been recently removed in macOS Big Sur versions 11.2, Apple experts pointed out this week.

Apple to Deliver 'Privacy Labels' for Apps, Revealing Data-Sharing Details

Developers will have to reveal how data is shared with any “third-party partners,” which include analytics tools, advertising networks, third-party SDKs or other external vendors.

Watch Out! New Android Banking Trojan Steals From 112 Financial Apps

New Android Banking Trojan Ghimob Steals Credentials and Money From 112 Financial Apps

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.

Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

Hackers found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema to infect Android devices with a new malware.

Apple fixes iPhone Wi-Fi and default apps issues in iOS 14.0.1

Apple has released iOS 14.0.1 to fix iPhone issues plaguing users since the release of iOS 14.

Postal Service Used Apps That Had ‘Catastrophic’ Vulnerabilities for Years

The USPS Office of Inspector General found that the Postal Service was using several applications laded with vulnerabilities that could have led to a hack with a potential financial impact of over $1 billion.

Android Bug Could Allow Malicious Apps To Steal Data From Other Apps

Once again, Android has made it to the news due to a not so good reason. A researcher has discovered a serious bug in the Android platform. This Android bug could allow malicious apps to steal users’ sensitive data from other apps. Fortunately, a fix is now in place.

iOS 14 Introduces ‘Precise Location’ Toggle For Custom Location Sharing

With Precise Location feature. the upcoming iOS 14 will let users share exact or approximate location with apps as needed.

Twitter users urged to update over Android flaw

Millions of Twitter users will be asked to update their Android app after the company found a security flaw. Twitter said the vulnerability could let other malicious apps access private information such as direct messages.

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