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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of May 7th

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As your work week ends, don't forget to celebrate Mom! These mobile apps are designed to make her lif
 
May 11 · Issue #103 · View online
NowSecure #MobSec5
As your work week ends, don’t forget to celebrate Mom! These mobile apps are designed to make her life easier – just make sure to vet 3rd-party apps before she downloads. It only takes a few minutes to keep Mom’s privacy safe.  
Now onto your highlights from the mobile application security world this week.
  • Malicious apps re-surface on Google Play
  • Apple pushes back on apps not alerting end users data is being shared
  • Google’s next generation virtual assistant is so real, it’s scary
  • After a week, new feature on iOS4 disable connection to Lightening port 
  • Google announces more secure, top level domain (TLD), .app
  • And more!
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend, be good, and stay safe.

Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call | The Verge
Android security: Malicious apps sneak back into Google Play after tweaks | ZDNet
Apple cracking down on applications that send location data to third-parties | 9to5Mac
Best Practices for Enabling ProGuard | jebware.com
iOS 11.4 to Disable USB Port After 7 Days: What It Means for Mobile Forensics | ElcomSoft blog
Buffett warns of 2% chance of major cyber disaster | Yahoo Finance
Introducing .app, a more secure home for apps on the web | Google Blog
Android P will finally restrict apps from monitoring your network activity | XDA Developers
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