Mobile App Security


Ransomware 101 : What It Is and How You Can Protect Yourself

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to grant access to their systems, or to get their data back. Some ransomware encrypts files (called Cryptolocker). Other ransomware use TOR [...]

CBS Sports App, Mobile Site Left Millions of Users’ Personal Data Exposed

CBS recently fixed a vulnerability in its popular Sports application that could have exposed users to man-in-the-middle attacks and inadvertently leaked personal data. According to researchers, upon registration, users’ names, email addresses, account passwords, dates of birth, and zip codes were all sent over an unencrypted connection, in cleartext, to the app’s servers. Both the Android [...]

Mobile App Leads to Speeding Ticket Email Scam

A clever scam that involves a “free mobility or traffic app” is duping users by tracking their whereabouts and then sending a fake speeding ticket. Police in Pennsylvania detailed a scam that involves a mobile app, which may have been used to target people by sending them legitimate-looking speeding tickets via email. The app includes [...]