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Fortnite for Android is a trailblazing risk for mobile banking
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Sam Bakken
CEO Tim Sweeny of Epic Games, the publisher of the wildly popular Fortnite game, is on a mission to “advance the openness of all platforms” - not to mention side-step Google’s 30% take of developer proceeds - by distributing Fortnite for the Android platform via their website rather than the Google Play store. I applaud a maverick challenging the statu...
Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Sam Bakken
Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware.
We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...
ZipperDown vulnerability puts thousands of iOS apps at risk
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ZipperDown vulnerability has put at risk potentially thousands of iOS apps on the market. Pangu Lab recently found that a vulnerability previously discovered in OAuth security is now being exploited by hackers to run malicious code on iOS applications. Casey Ellis, CTO of Bugcrowd, recently spoke on the matter, giving an in-depth technical overview of ZipperDown to deve...
Think Your Mobile App is Hack Proof Think Again
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Sam Rehman
In today’s mobile app economy, time to market and quality are critical to stay competitive. Developers race against the clock to create amazing apps, and considerable time is spent to test it again and again; agile and automation plays a big part into this. The goal is a release that is user friendly and resilient as defect-free as possible, offering a product that deep...
New XcodeGhost Malware Variation Discovered By Symantec
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Richard Harris
A new XcodeGhost malware variant has been discovered by the security team at Symantec. It was found in apps created with unofficial downloads of Xcode, which are hosted regionally, and can be attractive to developers because of the faster download speeds available when compared to the official version (due to the large file-size of Xcode).When these unverified versions ...
Your App is Compromised Thanks to Your Friendly Neighborhood App Hacker
Monday, August 4, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The advent of smart devices introduced a brave new world of opportunities for developers who hopped on the train and created mobile apps for iOS, Android and the other app markets. It was and is a great opportunity for developers. Of course humans being human, where an opportunity to make money exists, the more nefarious want to get their hands in the pot. And so, ...
App Developers: How to Protect Your Apps From Being Hacked in 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Alan Kahn
With 2013 behind us we are left with the memory of a massive
increase and change in cyber criminal behavior, as well as some foresight into
2014 and the things developers can do to protect applications from hacking.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) creates more situations where
our daily lives, our governments, our utilities, our homes, and our businesses
can be m...