38 Million Records Exposed from Microsoft Power Apps of Dozens of Organisations – Tempemail

More than 38 million records from 47 different entities that rely on Microsoft’s Power Apps portals platform were inadvertently left exposed online, bringing into sharp focus a “new vector of data exposure.” “The types of data varied between portals, including personal information used for COVID-19 contact tracing, COVID-19 vaccination appointments, Continue Reading

Australian conspiracy theorists and anti-lockdown groups share fake Covid check-in apps | Health- Tempemail

A fake check-in app is being used by Covid-19 conspiracy theorists and anti-lockdown groups to dupe business owners and keep location data out of the hands of contact tracers in at least three states. Guardian Australia can reveal that conspiratorial websites and Telegram groups with at least 15,000 followers are Continue Reading

Android Apps with 5.8 million Installs Caught Stealing Users’ Facebook Passwords – Tempemail

Google intervened to remove nine Android apps downloaded more than 5.8 million times from the company’s Play Store after the apps were caught furtively stealing users’ Facebook login credentials. “The applications were fully functional, which was supposed to weaken the vigilance of potential victims. With that, to access all of Continue Reading

Remote dating: How do the apps safeguard our data?- Tempemail

The pandemic and the restrictions that came with it have led to an increase in the popularity of dating apps. For example, the total number of swipes on Tinder increased by 11% last year, with the daily number of swipes surpassing the 3 billion mark for the first time as Continue Reading

DroidMorph Shows Popular Android Antivirus Fail to Detect Cloned Malicious Apps – Tempemail

A new research published by a group of academics has found that anti-virus programs for Android continue to remain vulnerable against different permutations of malware, in what could pose a serious risk as malicious actors evolve their toolsets to better evade analysis. “Malware writers use stealthy mutations (morphing/obfuscations) to continuously Continue Reading

Hackers Can Exploit Samsung Pre-Installed Apps to Spy On Users – Tempemail

Multiple critical security flaws have been disclosed in Samsung’s pre-installed Android apps, which, if successfully exploited, could have allowed adversaries access to personal data without users’ consent and take control of the devices. “The impact of these bugs could have allowed an attacker to access and edit the victim’s contacts, Continue Reading

23 Android Apps Expose Over 100,000,000 Users’ Personal Data – Tempemail

Misconfigurations in multiple Android apps leaked sensitive data of more than 100 million users, potentially making them a lucrative target for malicious actors. “By not following best-practices when configuring and integrating third-party cloud-services into applications, millions of users’ private data was exposed,” Check Point researchers said in an analysis published Continue Reading

How Apple Gave Chinese Government Access to iCloud Data and Censored Apps – Tempemail

In July 2018, when Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) agreed to a deal with state-owned telco China Telecom to move users’ iCloud data belonging to Apple’s China-based users to the latter’s servers, the shift raised concerns that it could make user data vulnerable to state surveillance. Now, according to a deep-dive Continue Reading

Experts Reveal Over 150 Ways to Steal Control of 58 Android Stalkerware Apps – Tempemail

A total of 158 privacy and security issues have been identified in 58 Android stalkware apps from various vendors that could enable a malicious actor to take control of a victim’s device, hijack a stalker’s account, intercept data, achieve remote code execution, and even frame the victim by uploading fabricated Continue Reading

Apple accused of breaking UK competition law by overcharging for apps | Apple

Apple is facing a billionpound legal claim after being accused of breaking UK competition law by overcharging millions of people for apps on its App Store. The tech company has been accused of deliberately shutting out the competition in the store and forcing people to use its own payment processing Continue Reading