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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of July 23rd

This week, NowSecure released a benchmark analysis of 45,000 mobile apps in both Apple App Store and
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NowSecure #MobSec5
This week, NowSecure released a benchmark analysis of 45,000 mobile apps in both Apple App Store and Google Play Store which identified 85% violate at least one of the OWASP Mobile Top 10 guidelines - raising end-user privacy risks with insecure data storage, insecure network communications, and insecure coding practices. To review the results of the analysis, click here.
It’s been a very busy week in the world of mobile application security, so let’s get to it. Here are your highlights from this week:

  • NIST releases draft of mobile app security recommendations
  • Researchers find malware that spreads via open Android Debug Bridge (ADB) ports
  • Twitter restricting access to APIs and removing malicious apps that violate policies
  • Malicious app developers using “droppers” to sneak malware into Google Play apps
  • New mobile app enables users to earn rewards by tracking ground mileage
  • Putin’s soccer ball gift to Trump has a communication chip inside
  • The high stakes of false positives on Amazon’s facial recognition system
  • Flaw in home security monitoring mobile app allows interception of customer audio and video feeds
  • And More!

NIST Set to Update Mobile App Security Recommendations | eWeek
Amazon’s facial recognition matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots | The Verge
Open ADB Ports Being Exploited to Spread Possible Satori Variant in Android Devices | TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog
Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked | BBC News
Malicious Android apps sneak malware onto your phone with droppers | Mashable
Twitter Continues Cleanup and Cracks Down on Malicious Apps | WIRED
Miles is an app that tracks your every move in exchange for deals and discounts | The Verge
No joke: Trump's new Putin soccer ball might actually have a hidden radio | CNET
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