Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

Most medical and fitness apps in Google Play have tracking capabilities enabled and their data collection practices aren’t transparent. As many as 88 percent of almost 21,000 mobile health (mHealth) applications that are accessible on the Google Play Store from Australia include code that can access and even share users’ personal data with third parties, … More Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack

Here’s how easily your phone number could be stolen, why a successful SIM swap scam is only the beginning of your problems, and how you can avoid becoming a victim of the attack. Just how easy is it to conduct a SIM swap attack and what can the attacker do once they have taken control of your … More I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack

Bluetooth bugs could allow attackers to impersonate devices

Patches to remedy the vulnerabilities should be released over the coming weeks. Cybercriminals could exploit several vulnerabilities in Bluetooth to carry out impersonation attacks and masquerade as a legitimate device during the pairing process, according to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The security flaws, which affect the Bluetooth Core and Mesh Profile specifications, were discovered by researchers at France’s national cybersecurity agency … More Bluetooth bugs could allow attackers to impersonate devices

Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

An all-new privacy dashboard and better location, microphone and camera controls are all aimed at curbing apps’ data-slurping habits. With the upcoming official release of Android 12, Google has outlined a range of security and privacy improvements that users can expect to experience once the new version of the mobile operating system is launched. Android’s new iteration … More Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way

Why FluBot is a major threat for Android users, how to avoid falling victim, and how to get rid of the malware if your device has already been compromised. Android malware known as FluBot is continuing to cause mayhem across some European countries, and there is speculation that the threat actors behind it may decide … More Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way