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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of August 13th

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As users wait for Android 9 Pie to come to their mobile devices, security analysts and mobile app developers are gaining familiarity with Android Network Security Configuration. Learn why and how you should use it in our new blog post.
It’s been a busy week in the world of mobile security, so let’s get to it. Here are your highlights from this week:
  • Avoid these top five mobile app security failures
  • Apple iOS 12 Developer Beta 8 resolves some issues that arose in the previous version
  • The Anubis trojan downloader infiltrates the Google Play Store
  • DevSecOps presents a cultural change for federal agencies
  • Mobile point-of-sale systems have become increasingly vulnerable to attack
  • Developers need to be careful about how they use external storage
  • AP investigation finds some Google apps improperly store location data
  • Hundreds of hacked Instagram users desperately attempt to recover their accounts

Top 5 Mobile App Security Failures and How To Prevent Them | Visual Studio App Center Blog
Apple Rolls Out iOS 12 Developer Beta 8 After Pull back of Beta 7 | Appinventiv
Anubis is Back: Are You Prepared? | Sophos News
Agencies Should Look Beyond DevOps to DevSecOps | MeriTalk
Hack mobile point-of-sale systems? Researchers count the ways | CSO Online
A Clever Android Hack Takes Advantage of Sloppy Storage | WIRED
Google tracks your movements, like it or not | AP
Instagram users are reporting the same bizarre hack | Mashable
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