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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of February 18

February 22 · Issue #140 · View online
NowSecure #MobSec5
Several mobile apps were in the news earlier this month due to privacy concerns that they capture screen interaction of every tap, swipe and button push without user knowledge. The apps use analytics technology from a company called Glassbox that records session replay.
NowSecure mobile security researchers recently dug into how session replay works on Android and iOS and how you can detect it. Read their blog to learn more.
Your highlights for the week are as follows:
  • Android will expand target API levels in 2019
  • Facebook pulls data gathering app from Google Play
  • Apple’s enterprise app program enables abuse
  • How to disable Facebook location tracking on Android devices
  • Android malware racks up victims’ data usage charges
As NowSecure seeks to deliver content of value to the community, we are sunsetting MobSec5 at the end of the month. We are replacing it with an exciting new bi-weekly curated email newsletter called “All Things Mobile App DevSecOps” which will help you stay current on the latest trends and useful resources to build, test and deploy secure mobile apps faster.

Play Store developers will need to target their apps for Android 9 Pie by this fall | Android Police
Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo | TechCrunch
How Apple’s enterprise app program became the new Wild West of mobile apps | The Verge
How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background | The Hacker News
DrainerBot infected apps play invisible videos to drain your data | ZDNet
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