App Store

Trend Micro apologises after Mac apps found scooping up users’ browser history

Trend Micro has confirmed reports that some of its Mac consumer products were silently sending users’ browser history to its servers, and apologised to customers for any “concern they might have felt.”

But apparently it’s the users’ fault anyway for not reading the EULA.

Apps that steal users’ browser histories kicked out of the Mac App store

Apple has removed “Adware Doctor” from the macOS App Store amid claims that the program was uploading browser histories to China. And it turns out that wasn’t the only popular app stealing users’ private information.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Watch out! Scammers are making a fortune in the iOS App Store

Just how much money can a scammy iPhone app make in the iOS App Store?

You may be surprised. After all, how does $80,000 per month sound to you?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

iOS 7.04 update released by Apple, fixing App purchase security flaw

Apple has released a new version of its mobile operating system, fixing a serious security flaw that allowed App and in-App purchases to be made without proper authorisation.

Are apps in the Android and Apple markets really secure?

Security researchers looked at over 800,000 apps available for download from the Android and iOS App Stores – and were depressed to find that many were being reckless with users’ privacy and security.

Game Boy Advance emulator for iPhone sneaks out. So much for App Store security

If app developers are able to sneak an emulator into their iPhone apps, they could also (potentially) smuggle in malicious code designed to exploit your shiny Apple gadget.

Hackers deface Viber in iOS App Store, release staff passwords

“We created this app to spy on you, PLEASE DOWNLOAD IT!”

Hardly what you would expect to read on the page promoting Viber’s app.

Serious security holes fixed in Opera – but Mac App Store users left at risk again

It should go without saying that if you use Opera, you should update to version 12.13 as soon as possible.

But… what if you didn’t get your copy of Opera from the official website?

What if, instead, you acquired your version of Opera for Mac from Apple’s Mac App Store?

Dodgy Android markets shut down by FBI in copyright crackdown

Some Android users have got a nasty scare, as three websites – involved in the distribution of cracked and stolen Android smartphone apps – were shut down by the FBI.

Mac App Store exposes users to security risks, claims researcher

If you are using the Apple Mac App Store you might be putting your computer’s security at risk, because of the service’s tardy attitude to critical updates.

BitTorrent on iPhone? Apple says “no thanks”

Read more in my article at Naked Security.