Tags archives: mobile-apps

Mobile apps sharing usernames, passwords, credit card details with third parties: Study

Some popular smartphone apps may be secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, a study has found. This is particularly disturbing because these screenshots – and videos of your activity on the screen – could include usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and other important personal information, researchers said. “We found that thousands of popular apps have the ability to record your screen and anything you […]

Cyber agency CERT-In advises Internet users against vote preferences, Aadhaar details sharing on social media, mobile apps

India’s national cyber security agency has cautioned internet users about lurking data thieves and advised them against sharing details such as their vote preferences and Aadhaar details over social media platforms and mobile applications. As the debate over Facebook data breach disclosure intensifies, the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) has issued an advisory asking Facebook and all other social media users to “not share their personally identifiable information […]

Meet Sravish Sridhar, the Boston-based Indian whose company makes thousands of mobile apps possible

One of the pioneers in the space of backend-as-a-service, Kinvey has faced stiff competition from larger enterprise rivals like Amazon, IBM, Red Hat and SAP. In our smartphone-saturated world, everyone dreams of being an app developer. But somebody’s got to build the platform that lets you turn your next big idea into a practical mobile solution. Enter Sravish Sridhar, founder of the mobile developer platform Kinvey, which was ranked as […]

ISI snooping on Indian security forces through smartphone malwares

Pakistan’s snooping agency ISI is spying on Indian security forces using malwares through mobile gaming and music applications such as Top Gun, mpjunkie, vdjunky, talking frog, the government said on Tuesday. Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, minister of state for home affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary also said Pakistan’s spy agency was making efforts to trap ex-servicemen in the garb of providing job opportunities and financial aid for spying. “There […]