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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of July 16th

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Mobile platform fragmentation, especially on Android devices, has always created unique complexities
 
July 20 · Issue #113 · View online
NowSecure #MobSec5
Mobile platform fragmentation, especially on Android devices, has always created unique complexities for the mobile app security community. This week, NowSecure released a new blog reviewing how Google aims to reduce mobile OS fragmentation with API levels to share expert insight on the topic and how it continues to evolve.  
Moving on, here are your highlights from the mobile app security world this week, including:
  • A look under the hood of a counterfeit iPhone X
  • Venmo’s default public setting allowed 207,984,218 transactions to be visible via API in 2017
  • Additional unlock requirement introduced to USB Restricted Mode in iOS 12 developer beta 4
  • Tech giants unite to enable easier data portability between platforms
  • EU ruling against Google opens up options for Android device makers
  • Hackers leverage phone numbers to seize end-user accounts, including Instagram, Hulu, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, etc
  • Credit card thieves use free-to-play apps to launder ill-gotten gains
  • Google acknowledges Fuschia OS’s existence, still mum as to whether it will replace Android and Chrome OS 
  • And More!

PayPal's Venmo App Exposes Most Transactions via Its API | Bleeping Computer
iOS 12 developer beta 4 requires device to be unlocked before connecting any USB accessories | Apple Insider
Review: A Counterfeit, $100 iPhone X | Motherboard
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project | The Verge
EU order against Google opens new doors for mobile industry | Reuters
The SIM Hijackers | Motherboard
Digital Laundry: how credit card thieves use free-to-play apps to launder their ill-gotten gains | Kromtech
Google's Fuchsia OS could start replacing Android in five years (update: Google says no) | Engadget
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