Google to Auto-Reset Unused Android App Permissions for Billions of Devices – Tempemail

Google on Friday said it’s bringing an Android 11 feature that auto-resets permissions granted to apps that haven’t been used in months, to devices running Android versions 6 and above. The expansion is expected to go live later this year in December 2021 and enabled on Android phones with Google Continue Reading

‘Videos promoting violence’ spread on TikTok ahead of Capitol riot, DHS reveals – but feds didn’t understand app- Tempemail

US counter-terror agents may not be paying enough attention to TikTok’s role in fomenting domestic terrorism because they do not know how it works, federal officials have warned. A bulletin to law enforcement agencies from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this April said that extremist groups had used TikTok Continue Reading

Critical Flaws Discovered in Azure App That Microsoft Secretly Installed on Linux VMs – Tempemail

Microsoft on Tuesday addressed a quartet of security flaws as part of its Patch Tuesday updates that could be abused by adversaries to target Azure cloud customers and elevate privileges as well as allow for remote takeover of vulnerable systems. The list of flaws, collectively called OMIGOD by researchers from Continue Reading

FTC Bans Stalkerware App SpyFone; Orders Company to Erase Secretly Stolen Data – Tempemail

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday banned a stalkerware app company called SpyFone from the surveillance business over concerns that it stealthily harvested and shared data on people’s physical movements, phone use, and online activities that were then used by stalkers and domestic abusers to monitor potential targets. “SpyFone Continue Reading

TikTok acts on teen safety with ‘bedtime’ block on app alerts | TikTok- Tempemail

TikTok will prevent teenagers from receiving notifications past their bedtime, the company said, announcing a range of child safety improvements that will arrive just before the UK introduces its age appropriate design code next month. The company will no longer send push notifications after 9pm to users aged between 13 Continue Reading

Google now requires app developers to verify their address and use 2FA – Tempemail

Google on Monday announced new measures for the Play Store, including requiring developer accounts to turn on 2-Step Verification (2SV), provide an address, and verify their contact details later this year. The new identification and two-factor authentication requirements are a step towards strengthening account security and ensuring a safe and Continue Reading

New API Lets App Developers Authenticate Users via SIM Cards – Tempemail

Online account creation poses a challenge for engineers and system architects: if you put up too many barriers, you risk turning away genuine users. Make it too easy, and you risk fraud or fake accounts. The Problem with Identity Verification The traditional model of online identity – username/email and password Continue Reading

Critical Auth Bypass Bug Affects VMware Carbon Black App Control – Tempemail

VMware has rolled out security updates to resolve a critical flaw affecting Carbon Black App Control that could be exploited to bypass authentication and take control of vulnerable systems. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2021-21998, is rated 9.4 out of 10 in severity by the industry-standard Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) Continue Reading

Feds Secretly Ran a Fake Encrypted Chat App and Busted Over 800 Criminals – Tempemail

In a huge sting operation, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) ran an “encrypted chat” service called ANoM for almost 3 years to intercept 27 million messages between criminal gang members globally. Dubbed Operation Ironside (AFP), Operation Greenlight (Europol), and Operation Trojan Shield (FBI), Continue Reading

Twitter lists paid-for ‘Blue’ subscription service on app stores | Twitter- Tempemail

Twitter has listed a new paid-for “Twitter Blue” service on app stores, suggesting the social media company may soon launch its long-rumoured subscription service. Mobile phone app stores showed the service, although its expected features did not yet appear to be available. A subscription plan has long been expected as Continue Reading