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Online trading apps insecure

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There’s always an element of risk in playing the stock market. However, traders now have to face the extra hazard of having their money or personal data stolen. Alejandro Hernandez, a researcher with personal experience of online trading, has identified that several leading mobile stock trading applications have a number… Read more »

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Starbucks customers see accounts hacked through app

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Starbucks customers have recently come under attack from hackers. The problem lies in the company’s smartphone app, which allows customers to pay for food and beverages by automatically topping up the balance on the customer’s reward card with their credit and debit card details, which are stored by the company…. Read more »

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Banking apps allow fingerprint login

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Two major UK banks, RBS and Natwest, have started allowing customers to access their accounts using Apple’s TouchID fingerprint recognition system. After the initial input of security information on the apps, users would only need a fingerprint thereafter. Whilst the banks only want to make it more convenient for customers… Read more »

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Uber app sparks high court row with LTDA

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London’s transport authority has announced it does not believe Uber’s car service is breaking the law by using an app to determine charges. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) has claimed the app equates to being a taximeter, which private vehicles are not allowed to use. It plans a demonstration… Read more »

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Whatsapp encryption flaw poses security risk for users

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It has been revealed that popular cross-platform IM service WhatsApp is flawed. A Dutch researcher claims that the company has not thought out its encryption solution as well as they should have and that users should be aware that their WhatsApp messages could be easily decrypted by attackers. WhatsApp allows… Read more »

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