Introduction to iOS Malware

The growing popularity of the Apple’s devices has witnessed a rise in iOS malware attacks and threats. This is possible due to vulnerabilities that exist in the iOS; hence malware is capable of exploiting the weak-points and finding techniques to secretly jailbreak the target’s device if it has not already been jailbroken. All this indicates that …

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XML Injection In Android Apps – OWASP Top 10

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language and it was basically designed to describe data. XML is commonly used as a data format on the Internet. If you want to access data from the Internet, chances are that the data will be in the form of XML. If you want to send data to a Web …

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[Case] Appvigil Saves Haptik From Becoming ‘The Next Hacked App!’

A severe security vulnerability was recently discovered by Appvigil in Haptik App, India’s WhatsApp for mobile customer support. Had the security flaw been exploited by hackers, it would have resulted in exposing sensitive user information like user credentials, agent details and conversations of about 1 lakh users, falling in wrong hands.  Appvigil found out this flaw and reported it to the …

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Native v/s Hybrid Apps: Security Aspects

“Mobile apps being optional” – will soon become a history. Mobile apps are being adopted by more businesses today with the new age users having 24*7 access to internet through smartphones. Coming here; companies look at various technology options to build & develop mobile apps for their customers. Native and Hybrid apps are two most common types of …

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Unintended Data Leakage through Mobile Apps – OWASP Top 10

Unintended data leakage very commonly occurs, when a mobile app developer keeps sensitive data accessible for other apps over the device. Generally, when an app processes any sensitive data in the form of input from the device user will result into placing it in an insecure location over the device. This location is obviously accessible …

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Security Report of Top 100 Mobile Banking Apps

Mobile app based banking has become the call of the day and banks of all genre & size are diving headlong into this arena. In a report by Gartner, 25% of Global banks will have their banking apps available to its customers by 2016 and serving 1.75 Billion users worldwide by 2019. The medium of …

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Sticky Broadcast Security Vulnerabilities in Android Apps

The sticky broadcast security vulnerabilities in Android apps are in general a very common aspect in the android app development process. It is a broadcast to stay around from the time of announcement of a moment by the system. Generally, the system will keep sending the broadcasts, processing within it and making it inaccessible very quickly …

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Some Corrections about our Last Blog

This is about the the article we blogged last week which we have taken down as some confidential information was leaked in it. We pulled an app from Google Play store and scanned it for security vulnerabilities. The report was for internal use only and a generalized report was to be published. Our tech writers …

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Google launches Android for Work, What about Security?

Google just launched a new set of applications, online services and industry partnerships designed to promote the use of android mobile operating system in the workplace known as Android For Work. It creates a secure work profile to isolate and protect data and manage the flow of work information.The basic idea behind Android for Work …

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Android Security Bugs, Loopholes and Vulnerabilities

There are around One billion Android users in the world and Android has targeted to take this figure to 2.5 Billion in the coming year. The extensive use of Android devices has given rise to Android Security Bugs, Loopholes and Vulnerabilities. Although Android has security features built into the operating system that significantly reduce the …

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