After the developer of virtual keyboard app Ai.Type left a 577GB Mongo-hosted database unsecured, personal data on more than 31 million customers was exposed to anyone who has an internet connection.
A fake WhatsApp application that was downloaded one million times from the Google Play Store was observed advertising a malicious game app that infects users with secondary malware.
The Sockbot malware has made its way into at least eight Apps in the Google Play Store with the intent of adding devices to botnets and performing DDoS attacks.
Applications themselves should have security built in that detects that the application is being pushed to the background says Giovanni Verhaeghe. Then any user input should be blocked and the placing overlay eliminated
WhatsApp apparently refused the UK government's entreaties to build what would essentially be a backdoor into its app earlier this year.
The app-blended lifestyle poses problems for CIOs, CISOs and those responsible for keeping an organisation safe and secure. Mike Hemes, says shadow IT is a real issue and one we can only see increasing over time.
In the Brave New World of augmented human cyborgs, security gets really personal, and a differentiator between who you might trust with your brain, your body and your life as Keiron Shepherd explains.
Android Apps on the Google Play Store have been discovered to harbour spyware originally created by an Iraqi developer. Surveillance malware records audio and steals data from users.
Bill Brenner identifies that typical adware has now been seen to be collecting user's personal information, including email addresses in popular Google Play apps.
Wandera researchers spotted an app designed to keep users physically safe putting users at risk by leaking their information.
With hackers attempting to poach valuable data and steal the limelight, Gad Elkin asks how can businesses ensure that the show goes on?
Amit Ashbel looks at application security in this new age of smartphones and IoT devices and considers the difference between hybrid and native app development and the need to write code with security in mind.
App flaw, use of SMS alerts causes Telegram to lose 15 million Iranian users' data.
The alarm can be disabled and the battery drained, researchers claim
The encrypted communications app has introduced a kind of encryption meaning even WhatsApp won't be able to look at its customers messages, but what about the government?
Vulnerability in Unix-based file permissions exposed passwords, private keys and message histories when users share images and other files.
Google's Play Store has had to boot out several apps after they were found to be infected with 'Brain Test' malware.
The Strava app, designed for cycling, has revealed the home address of British IT manager Mark Leigh.