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Malicious Mobile Apps and Pokemon GO Hacks: A Brief History + Infographic

Jul 18, 2016 By Sarah Vonnegut | The Pokemon GO craze has blown up since it was released on July 6th, with the number of daily users topping Tinder, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. Video after video depicts people you never thought would be into Pokemon roaming around public parks and stores with their phone in their hand, on the hunt for Jigglypuffs and Pikachus.  

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Second Major iOS Security Flaw Found, No Update Yet

Feb 25, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | 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 inputs and button uses, using a ‘host’ app. The exploit targets a flaw in iOS’s multitasking capabilities to capture user inputs and send them to a remote server. The attacker could then use the data to recreate every action and character the user inputs.

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