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Mobile apps for kids collecting and sharing information with third parties

Posted December 12, 2012 The second of two FTC reports on kids’ mobile apps shows that the industry hasn’t improved with regards to privacy, with many apps sharing personal information with third parties, all without notifying parents or asking for their permission. Read the story now.

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But did she STEAL the iPhone? App takes photo of woman trying to unlock it

Posted December 11, 2012 A woman who tried to unlock a stolen iPhone unwittingly took her own photo. An application on the phone then automatically sent the photo to the owner, who called the police. It’s a good reminder that there are tools out there, either free or darn close to it, that can track […]

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Android NFC hack lets subway riders evade fares

Posted September 24, 2012 Disposable or limited-use contactless fare cards used in New Jersey and San Francisco have insecure implementations of the Mifare Ultralight chip that can be reset to get free rides, security researchers have shown. Read all about it.

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Android Malware Spreading for First Time via Hacked Sites

Posted May 3, 2012 Lookout Mobile Security is seeing the first Trojan that’s coming over as a drive-by download, which hopefully won’t spread far, given the compromised sites’ relatively low traffic. Read the story. 

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USA to equip military, government officials with Androids

Posted February 6, 2012 The United States is preparing a modified version of Google’s Android operating system to allow soldiers to use smartphones. Read the story on Naked Security.

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