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One in Four Android Apps Have High Risk Security Flaws
Friday, February 12, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Mobile developers continue to battle security issues with their apps according to a new report by NowSecure. The annual report, 2016 NowSecure Mobile Security Report, provides insight into the current state of mobile security. According to the report a quarter of Android apps have at least one high risk security flaw, 35 percent of communications sent by mobile dev...
Should Mobile App Developers Create Analytics to Track the NSA
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Adam Grant
Before you read on, do not think that this article is
political in nature or advocates anything remotely approaching what the title
suggests. Contrary to the “hook” contained in the title, the purpose of the
article is to educate Mobile App Developers on what is reportedly done to the
information obtained by the apps they develop.
During this past year, the news ...
Leaky Apps: A New Era of Expectations
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Max Howell
long string of revelations about the NSA’s spying tactics divulged by Edward
Snowden, is the fact that “leaky” mobile apps such as Angry Birds make a lot
more information accessible than users might want to share, such as their age,
gender and location.
the smartphone app explosion of the last few years, it's not surprising to find
Should App Developers be Spooked by News NSA and GCHQ Targets for User Data And Now Angry Birds Fires Back
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The mobile world is abuzz by a recent article in The Guardian that the US National Security Agency and the UK GCHQ can target “leaky” apps that transmit private information. Of course, Angry Birds was used as an example, and that hits home to a lot of people. The Guardian does a nice job with the report; we suggest you check it out, no need for us to rehash it...