Tag: Mobile Security

NSA Uses Angry Birds, Google Maps, & Other ‘Leaky’ Apps To Spy

We’re already well-informed of just how far-reaching the NSA’s data-tapping techniques are, but newly published leaks have taught us more methods to the NSA-madness. According to new documents furnished by Edward Snowden, the NSA and British-counterpart GCHQ have been tapping into commercial data troves collected by popular smartphone apps like Angry Birds and Google Maps

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #40

Shape Security: Getting Down to the Root of Hacking When treating an illness, it is generally more effective to treat the source of the problem rather than the symptoms. Shape Security is trying to do the same in the field of website security. While all other products are geared towards a faster, cheaper, and better

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #29

More than half of all companies experienced a security breach in the past year and a half More than half of all companies in the world experienced some kind of security breach in the past 18 months; worrying statistic, given the level of damage a security breach can do to a company. The statement comes

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #20

Yahoo left red-faced after SQL injection vulnerability reveals nearly half a million passwords! A hacking group who name themselves ‘DD3Ds Company’ have, within the last few days leaked 453,492 yahoo text passwords for Yahoo accounts. DD3Ds Company now claim that they attained the passwords by means of SQL injection against a poorly secured Yahoo subdomain. Security

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #19

Cyber Attacks on ATM and online banking are at an all time high Cyber Attacks which are aimed at online banking applications are at an all time high, according to several security experts. Unsurprisingly, almost one third of all attacks were aimed at banks which reside in the Gulf, where the banks are swelling with oil

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #18

What are the Top Flaws in Web Applications? When it comes to security, web applications are consistently the most vulnerable to penetration. Here are some of the top flaws in web applications:

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What’s HOT In Application Security Vol #14

Are Chinese Hackers threatening the US economy using malware? According to a McClatchy-Tribune report this month “Chinese attempts to collect U.S. technological and economic information will continue at a high level and will represent a growing and persistent threat to U.S. economic security.” The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department’s national security

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Top 5 Apps to Keep Your Android Secure

Securing your data in an increasingly insecure world is no easy task. Backing up computer data,installing software that protects you from identity theft are just a few things we do to secure our data.  Think about it. Why wouldn’t you want to protect your Android Phone? It’s not only if you physically lose your phone

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Top 5 Cyber Threats to Businesses

According to FBI Director Robert Mueller, cyber-crime is on track to surpass terrorism as the most serious security threat in the United States. Businesses in particular face an increasing risk of exposing themselves to cyber-attacks. Here is a list of the top five cyber threats that threaten businesses today.

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