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Malware infects Apple’s App store, prompting fears amongst experts

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Industry experts in the mobile phone sector have been debating the merits of Apple security after a recent revelation from Apple that malware had permeated its App store. The method of malware invasion has provided food for thought for many. Apple is currently removing all the infected products from its… Read more »

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Study reveals privacy gaps in NHS-endorsed apps

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A recent study by students at Imperial College London has found that some health apps approved by the NHS sent personal data without encryption, thereby leaving users vulnerable to cyber hacking. These apps were meant to be watertight from a security viewpoint and have now been removed from circulation. Some… Read more »

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Slow Apple Xcode downloads lead to malware infections

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Apple has revealed that some of its Chinese users, frustrated with slow download speeds of its Xcode programme, have been infected with malware by turning to unofficial versions of Xcode instead. Apple has announced that they will improve download speeds in China although the difficulties would seem to lie with… Read more »

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Malware discovered in adult app

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American security firm Zscaler has discovered malware in an over-18 app called Adult Player which takes photographs of unsuspecting victims whilst they browse various images and then demands as much as $500 from users to destroy the photos and unlock the device. Victims were lured to the app with seductive… Read more »

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Rogue app briefly available on Google’s Play store

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Google has recently discovered malware in its Play store which has been imitating the genuine app BatteryBot Pro, an app which monitors power consumption on Smartphones. The rogue app gained access to the Smartphone functionality like any other app – by requesting permission to access phone functions. Once the permission… Read more »

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Fault at Apple affects iTunes, App Store and more

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Users of Apple’s iOS App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks shop and iTunes music and video marketplace were unable to download new material for more than 11 hours earlier this week due to a software fault at the company. Affecting users worldwide, the fault also meant that email and documents… Read more »

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Five UK banks are to add ‘Mobile wallet’ to their apps

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Five UK lenders are to add a mobile payment facility called Zapp to their smartphone and tablet apps.It will allow their customers to pay for goods or services in shops or online without the need for cash or a credit card. The firm behind the tech – Vocalink – suggests… Read more »

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Snapchat hit by hacker app

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Snapchat has been one of the leading sharing apps for iPhone and Android products since its release in 2011. The Snapchat app allows users to share videos and photographs that could not be saved by the recipient. Recipients would have a limited amount of time to view the image before… Read more »

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Agreement will force Apps to produce privacy policies

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Since 2004, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) has required online services that collect certain types of data from Californian users to post a privacy policy which describes how the information will be used. If they collect this data, Apps fall under this category, but a recent report has… Read more »

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