Tag Archives: ios

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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iOS dictionary apps posting false piracy “confessions” onto users’ Twitter accounts

Posted November 14, 2012 An iOS dictionary application has rewarded those who bought it by hijacking their Twitter feeds to post cooked-up piracy confessions. The Japanese maker of the dictionary apps has apologised and posted fixed versions, but the #softwarepirateconfession tweets are still coming in at a good clip, much to the chagrin of law-abiding, […]

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Apple’s Siri voiceprints raise privacy concerns

Posted June 28, 2012 Most of us likely wouldn’t want Apple to store a copy of our DNA or our fingerprints, but that’s pretty much what it’s doing with another one of our biometric identifiers: namely, our voices. Read it. 

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iPhone app ‘Lock My Screen’? Well, no, it doesn’t actually

Posted on April 23, 2012 iPhone users are being tricked into buying a phony screen-lock app, which is actually nothing more than a wallpaper. Read the story here. 

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Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Posted April 16, 2012 Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud. Here’s the story. 

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Facebook logins aren’t being properly protected on iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Posted April 5, 2012 Facebook login credentials could be lifted from smartphones because the site is not encrypting the sensitive data on iOS and Android devices. Read the story on Naked Security.

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