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40 Tips You Must Know About Secure iOS App Development

The iPhone is arguably the most desired smartphone on the planet today, thanks to its shiny metallic hardware and user-friendly iOS 9 mobile platform. Despite Google leading the numbers-game with its open-source Android mobile platform, iOS is often considered to be the safer of the two due to Apple’s stricter security policy and its willingness to sacrifice customizability for

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Mobile Security In Limbo With Coding Vulnerabilities Galore

It’s no secret is that the smartphone is the modern man’s best friend. Over 7 billion mobile devices are being used today all around the world and they are multiplying 5 times faster than human beings. With the astronomical amounts of private information being transferred worldwide, the need for strong mobile security has become paramount. Unfortunately,

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Safer Swift Development With Checkmarx’s New API

After using Objective-C for decades, Apple is swaying towards its newer and safer Swift programming language. The latter is compatible with Apple’s Cocoa/Cocoa Touch frameworks and works with almost all of the Objective-C code written for Apple computing and mobile devices. This shift has not been smooth and Swift development still has some security issues.

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Pakistani Ethical Hacker Reveals How He Exposed Android Vulnerabilities

Hackers are often viewed as modern-day pirates. While mostly true due to the security hazards they create, ethical hackers actually are very helpful in actually improving security standards. Most of these security experts perform these actions simply for the benefit of the community. Rafay Baloch is one such ethical hacker.   Baloch, also known as

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Swift Vulnerabilities: What the New Language Did Not Fix

Swift is a new language developed by Apple for iOS and OS X development. Introduced at Apple’s developer conference WWDC 2014, the language is designed to eventually replace Objective-C and provide several important benefits, one of which is greater resilience against erroneous code. This research, published originally on Dr.Dobb’s, covers how Swift compares with Objective-C

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Mobile Sunday: GoogolPlex Hack Takes Siri To Risky Levels

Imagine unlocking your car by simply talking to your iPhone. Or would you rather chat with your washing machine or dish-washer while at work? All these actions can soon become possible thanks to an innovative Siri hack called GoogolPlex, which was developed and implemented by a group of American youngsters. GoogolPlex was recently demonstrated by

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The Week in Security: Your Top 6 Stories

Apple Security Updates and Spoofing and Heartbleed …oh my. These are your weeks top security stories: Aol Hit With Major Email Spoofing Hack In a blast from the past security story, Aol email users have been suffering from spoofed accounts. Spoofed emails are pesky messages, in this case containing malicious links, that had their FROM

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Mobile Sunday: New iOS 7 Vulnerability Exposed

Smartphones have become “man’s best friend” over the last few years. There is almost no daily task that doesn’t involve the usage of apps and instant messaging. Unfortunately, this also has raised the amount of mobile phone robberies and tampering. Hacking is evolving, but the “traditional” thefts and mishaps are still a big threat. Phone manufacturers are implementing

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Second Major iOS Security Flaw Found, No Update Yet

Apple is having quite a rough week. While security world is still reeling from this past week’s vulnerability discovery and fix, researchers have identified yet another security flaw in Apple’s iOS that attackers could exploit to remotely monitor a user. With this newly discovered vulnerability, hackers are able to log a user’s keystrokes, including touch

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