mobile apps

Pierluigi Paganini September 30, 2021
Popular Android apps with 142.5 million collective installs leak user data

14 top Android apps with 142.5 million installs are misconfigured, leaving their data exposed to unauthorized parties Original post @ 14 top Android apps with 142.5 million installs are misconfigured, leaving their data exposed to unauthorized parties. Nine out of 14 popular Android apps are still potentially leaking the data of more than 30.5 […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2020
Google removed nearly 600 apps from the Play Store for ad policy violation

Google announced to have removed nearly 600 Android apps in the official Play Store that were violating two ad-related policies. Google removed from the official Play Store nearly 600 Android apps that were violating two ad-related policies, it also banned the same apps from Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager. “As part of our ongoing […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 20, 2019
Two selfie Android adware apps with 1.5M+ downloads removed from Play Store

Experts at Wandera’s threat research team discovered two adware apps on the Google Play Store that were downloaded 1.5M+ times. Researchers at Wandera discovered two adware selfie filter camera apps on the Google Play that were pushing ads and that can record audio. The bad news is that the two apps were downloaded 1.5M+ times. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 04, 2018
NYT: Facebook APIs gave device makers deep access to user data. FB disagrees

  Facebook APIs granted access to the data belonging to FB users to more than 60 device makers, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, and Samsung so that they could implement Facebook messaging functions. After the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, Facebook is now facing new problems because it is accused of sharing user data with over 60 […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 08, 2017
The Indian Intelligence warns China is spying through 42 mobile apps

The Indian Intelligence warns China is spying its troops through 42 mobile apps, for this reason, the Intelligence Bureau asked soldiers to delete them. The Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) has warned that Chinese cyber spies are collecting confidential information about the Indian security installations through its popular mobile phone apps and devices. The Intelligence Bureau issued an advisory to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 30, 2017
iPhone Apps you granted camera access can secretly take photos and record video

A serious privacy issue in iPhone that could be exploited by iOS app developers to silently take your photos and record your live video by enabling cameras. Do you use an iPhone? If yes, there is probably something that you need to know about it! The Austrian developer and Google engineer, Felix Krause, has discovered a […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2017
76 Popular iOS apps are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks

A study conducted on iOS mobile apps revealed that many of them are affected by security vulnerabilities that expose users to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks. A new study confirms that dozens of iOS apps are affected by vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to run man-in-the-middle (MitM) and intercept data from connections even if protected by TLS. […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2016
JSPatch hot patching technique puts iOS users at risk

Security experts at FireEye are warning attackers can exploit the JSPatch hot patching technique to serve malicious code and put iOS users at risk The release of hot patches for apps already deployed in the official App Store is a time-consuming procedure that results frustrating for developers. Apple is aware of this drawback, for this reason […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 21, 2015
iOS Mobile Banking Apps, what is changed from 2013 tests?

The security expert Ariel Sanchez presented the results of the test conducted on 40 iOS banking apps, comparing them to the ones obtained 2 years ago. The banking industry is looking with an increasing interest in mobile platform, financial institutes are offering a growing number of services accessible through mobile devices, but what about security? The security […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2015
18,000 Android Apps include SMS stealing Library

Nearly 18,000 Android apps built using the Taomike SDK, and used in China, have been found to include a malicious SMS stealing library. Bad news for Android users, according to according to Palo Alto Networks, nearly 18,000 Android Applications built using the Taomike SDK  have been found to include SMS Stealing Library. The Taomike SDK is one […]