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  • Control Android app permissions with NativeWrap

    22.08.2014

    Tired with using mobile apps that demand unneeded permissions that open the door to data collection and worse? Researchers from North Carolina State University have come up with a brilliant solution to the problem.

  • Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

    21.08.2014

    An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.

  • Gyroscopes on Android devices can be used to eavesdrop on users' conversations

    18.08.2014

    If you think that denying an app permission to use your phone's microphone is enough to prevent it from listening in on your conversations, think again, as a group of researchers have demonstrated that the device's gyroscopes can serve as a crude microphone.

  • Android ransomware masquerades as Symantec mobile AV

    18.08.2014

    A new piece of Android ransomware is doing rounds, and is tricking users into installing it by posing as a legitimate AV app.

  • Android backdoor lurking inside legitimate apps

    13.08.2014

    One of the most important pieces of advice we give Android users is to refrain from downloading applications from dubious sources and to stick to the official Google Play store.




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The security threat of unsanctioned file sharing

Posted on 31 October 2014.  |  Organisational leadership is failing to respond to the escalating risk of ungoverned file sharing practices among their employees, and employees routinely breach IT policies.


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