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Android and Samsung Pay to hit the UK

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Several financial institutions have shown an interest in the plans by Google for Android Pay to become available in the UK in the coming months. Nationwide Building Society, Lloyds Bank and HSBC have all welcomed plans for the introduction of the facility which allows an Android device running 4.4 or… Read more »

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Encrypted messaging app hits 100 mio users

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Less than three years after its launch, the company behind free encrypted messaging App Telegram reports it has 100 million users. Telegram was started by Pavel Durov and his brother and quickly hit the headlines last year when it was alleged that members of IS may have used the app… Read more »

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Nissan’s app lets users control cars remotely

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The car manufacturer Nissan is one of the latest in a long list of companies whose products have been found to have a security flaw, in this case the Nissan Leaf car. Researchers have found ways to gain access to the companion app called CarWings for this new electric car…. Read more »

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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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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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Washington Post mobile site hacked by pro-Syrian group

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Hackers sympathetic to the Syrian government have hacked into the mobile site for the Washington Post newspaper. It is unclear as to the precise identity of the perpetrators although they are known collectively as Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Electronic Army. Media organisations have been a popular target for this group, which… 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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US and Brit spies gain access to personal data from Angry Birds app

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US and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says. The popular mobile app has been downloaded 1.7 millions times. A National Security Agency (NSA) document shows location, websites visited and contacts are among the data targeted… Read more »

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