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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of May 21st

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GDPR deadline arrived this week. Some companies used the 2 year runway to put forth a best effort to
 
May 28 · Issue #105 · View online
NowSecure #MobSec5
GDPR deadline arrived this week. Some companies used the 2 year runway to put forth a best effort to be compliant by today, and then there is everyone else.  NowSecure has included GDPR compliance considerations within our assessments for quite some time and our elite research team will continue to monitor and continuously update the check as more details present regarding how the regulation will be enforced.
It’s been a busy week in mobile application security world over and above GDPR hype, including the following headlines:
  • Pre-installed malware found on low-cost Android devices
  • Morning coffee routine enables Starbucks to continue as leader of mobile payment adoption
  • Industrial firms and safety systems alerted to continued sophisticated, targeted attacks to infrastructure
  • Coca-Cola releasing beverage machines allowing restaurant patrons to start drink order from their phone
  • And more!
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend, be good, and stay safe.

More Than 100 Cheap Android Phones Found to Have Malware Preinstalled | Gizmodo
Starbucks likely to keep mobile payments lead over Google, Apple | Axios
Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims | The New York Times
North Korean defectors, journalists targeted through Google Play | ZDNet
Actor Advertises Japanese PII on Chinese Underground | Dark Reading
Hackers behind Trisis are attacking U.S. industrial companies, new research claims | CyberScoop
Coca-Cola upgrades Freestyle dispenser with Bluetooth, mobile app requests | Mobile Marketer
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