A database with millions of data points on games played plus sensitive information was left right in the middle of the internet fairway for all to see.
Chris Vickery with UpGuard, who discovered two datasets exposing millions of Facebook records, discusses his findings and the implications of data collection with Threatpost.
SHAREit has fixed two flaws in its app that allow bad actors to authenticate their devices and steal files from a victim’s device.
Google Play said that app suspensions increased by 66 percent in 2018 on its platform.
Once downloaded, the fake apps hide themselves on the victim’s device and continue to show a full-screen ad every 15 minutes.
The lawsuit alleges that the Weather Channel app misled users about why it was collecting their (extremely precise) geolocation data.
A research team suggested a new secure-by-design API after discovering design flaws in the way Android apps are verified by password managers.
In a resale scenario, a previous owner could continue to have access to the online account – with all the new owner’s information stored within.
Some mobile apps can take and share screenshots and video of the phones’ app activity without users’ knowledge.