Not even George Orwell could have predicted nation-state surveillance in the 21st century. Give us free instant messaging for our smartphones, and faster than you can say "viral kitten video," we're collectively part of a mass surveillance nightmare. Case in point: The ToTok social messaging app.
Human error looks to be the obvious culprit in an accidental data breach by Britain's Cabinet Office, which published the home addresses of celebrities such as Elton John and Olivia Newton-John when it released a list of individuals set to be recognized for their contributions to British society.
Because open source components have known vulnerabilities, it's important for companies to invest in the right tools to help developers build the right applications, says Patrick Pitchappa of BNP Paribas banking group.
Apple and Google have stopped distributing a popular messaging app marketed to English and Arabic speakers called ToTok. The New York Times has reported that U.S. intelligence agencies believe ToTok was developed by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on its citizens. The government bans rival offerings.
Digital streaming platform Mixcloud says it's the victim of a data breach after an attacker shared personal data for registered users with several media outlets, including Vice and ZDNet. The data on 21 million users is for sale in an underground market.
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Facebook has revealed that, once again, it allowed third-party app developers to wrongfully gain access to its customers' private data. The company changed access for about 100 developers after the problem was discovered.
Some 42 apps that were available in the Google Play store had been delivering adware to Android devices for about a year, according to the security firm ESET. In the 12-month period starting in July 2018, these apps were downloaded about 8 million times to Android devices around the world, the researchers say.
Avast's CCleaner utility is popular - with attackers. For the second time in two years, the company says it believes CCleaner was the intended targeted of a carefully plotted intrusion executed between May and October.
Application-level visibility is a must-have to ensure service quality, end-user experience and performance as well as to reduce security risk.
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