A recent update to the Facebook’s iOS app introduced a bug that had some users worried. Earlier in November, several iPhone users started experiencing a mysterious glitch while using the Facebook app. The issue got wider traction once some of them, including Joshua Maddux, went to Twitter to share their experience, CNET reports. The glitch is triggered when … More Facebook bug turns on iPhone camera in the background
The virtual keyboard app ai.type, which has racked up 40 million downloads, has been found to sign up users to premium services without their consent. The Android version of the popular virtual keyboard app ai.type has attempted to make over 14 million unauthorized transactions that could have cost the users US$18 million in unwanted charges, … More Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases
ESET researchers discovered a year-long adware campaign on Google Play and tracked down its operator. The apps involved, installed eight million times, use several tricks for stealth and persistence. We detected a large adware campaign running for about a year, with the involved apps installed eight million times from Google Play alone. We identified 42 … More Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users
Why you should ensure that all those apps on your smartphone only run with the permissions they reasonably need to do their job. Friends mention exciting new apps or we see a promotion that requires an app to be downloaded, and the rush is on to download the app and start interacting with it. But … More Do apps need all the permissions?
The legal action, brought over alleged click injection fraud, is said to be among the first of its kind. Facebook announced this week that it is suing two Asia-based Android app developers over alleged ad fraud. The social network alleges that LionMobi, based in Hong Kong, and JediMobi, based in Singapore, made apps available on the Google … More Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit
With the end of Toruk, the famous Cirque du Soleil show, also ends a digital experiment that made your mobile device vulnerable. One of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows, Toruk, had its final performance in London on June 30th, 2019. This event, while unfortunate for the show’s fans, brought one positive effect: the mobile app … More A great show is now history, as is its insecure mobile app
Locked out and out of luck? The photo-sharing platform is trialing new methods to reunite you with your lost account. Instagram is testing out a new, in-app process for users to regain access to accounts overtaken by cybercriminals. In recent years, the site has been grappling with a growing problem of successful account-takeover attempts, including … More Instagram tests new ways to recover hacked accounts