Snapchat has released its first transparency report, covering a four-month period from November through February, and the data shows that the company didn’t receive any National Security Letters and got fewer than 400 total requests for data from the United States government. Snapchat, a California company that runs a popular chat and media-sharing service, said in the report[…]
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Google’s first Android Security Report puts some hard data behind the effectiveness of the security enhancements it has put into the OS.
Verizon Wireless has made a change that now allows customers to opt out of the ad-targeting program that relies on the so-called supercookie identifier that was inserted into Web requests users send. The use of the identifier, known as a UIDH, drew the ire of privacy advocates and users when it was exposed last year.[…]
Until yesterday, a popular networking library for iOS and OS X, used by several apps like Pinterest and Simple was susceptible to SSL man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the news of the week, including the Android app-replacement vulnerability, the Windows privilege escalation bug and the Yahoo transparency report and the company’s crypto efforts.
Palo Alto Networks researchers say half of all Android devices contain a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to install malware on devices running the Android operating system.
A security researcher says there is a bug in the Instagram API that could enable an attacker to post a message with a link to a page he controls that hosts a malicious file, but when the user downloads the file it will appear to come from a legitimate Instagram domain, leading the victim to trust[…]
FireEye scanned iOS and Android apps downloaded billions of times in aggregate and determined that, despite the availability of patches, because the apps still connect to vulnerable HTTPS servers, they’re subject to FREAK attacks.
Google is prepping a fix for Android users to address a meddlesome memory leakage issue that’s plagued some device users since the beginning of the year.
Samsung patched a vulnerability last month in SNS Provider that if exploited could have given attackers the ability to access to any personal information users stored on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.