Monetization of mobile applications: Everything about user profiling

Posted by Roxane Suau on May 06, 2019

It is common to observe in films or books a society where citizens are constantly spied on. Even though this  vision is exaggerated, these narratives lead us to put into perspective the concept of confidentiality in our era.

 

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Why Updating Mobile OS And Application Is So Important

Posted by Roxane Suau on April 29, 2019

System and application updates always seem to pop up at less than timely moments, and most of us postpone them without second thoughts, for days, weeks, months… However, these updates represent an essential piece of systems’ stability and safety, as they include functionality enhancements and patches to security holes.

 

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White Paper | Mobile security for Governments: Threats, real-life cases & adapted security answers

Posted by Roxane Suau on April 18, 2019

The proliferation of mobile devices accessing agency networks, including employees’ personal smartphones and tablets, offers a prosperous playground to hackers.

 

 

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Google Play app "Peel Smart Remote" leaks users' pictures

Posted by The Pradeo Lab on April 09, 2019

The Peel Smart Remote app is a widely used Google Play application (100M+ installs) that has often made the news because of its highly intrusive behaviors, such as full screen overlays and untimely advertising, causing poor user experience.

Last week, the Pradeo Security engine alerted its users about severe security issues discovered in the app’s 10.7.3.3 version. It has been found that the application collects and leaks users’ pictures to a server that does not belong to the app publisher. Last Friday, the application was updated on the Google Play store (now version 10.7.4.2), the leaky behavior has been removed from the code but yet no communication was made by the company on this matter. Because applications’ update is not automatic on all Android devices, millions of users running the former version of the app are still currently exposed.

 

 

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Mobile applications: How to reduce fraud and increase trust

Posted by Roxane Suau on April 05, 2019

Applications have won mobile, that’s no longer news. As most organizations leverage mobile apps to enhance their users’ online experience, the whole mobile ecosystem is evolving accordingly. Cybercriminals and greedy individuals see in applications a surface to make money out of. Governments see in this surface a big risk for data privacy. Users trust in companies’ capacity to keep their information safe.

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