Tag: Apps

HideMyAss launch revamped app with surprising new features

The popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, HideMyAss have updated their desktop and mobile apps to version three. The new version introduces a new interphase with several new features making it easier to select and connect to a VPN connection. The app is designed to make it easy to comprehend for users with little or […]

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VPN Unlimited Updates Apps with New UI and OpenSSL

VPN Unlimited has announced a series of updates to its VPN service including a new user interface and the addition of OpenSSL to every platform. The service’s Windows client has been updated with a re-design, access to torrents, and support for nine more languages. VPN Unlimited’s iOS client now also supports the OpenSSL protocol for […]

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HideMyAss! Summer Sale Kicks Off With 50% Discount

Everybody’s favorite Virtual Private Network (VPN) provider, HideMyAss Pro VPN kicks off it’s annual summer special. This year’s discount programme is creatively coined Midsummer Night’s Special and offers up to a tremendous 50% discount on their premium product if you sign up to either six or 12 months. Finally, summer is back and the deal […]

Security Experts Slam Cameron Over Encryption Ban Proposal

British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for promising to ban encrypted and ephemeral messaging apps if he is re-elected later this year. His comments came just a few days after the Paris terrorist attacks. In a speech earlier this week, Cameron pledged new surveillance powers to combat terrorist communications. “In our country, […]


Lookout Discovers SocialPath Malware in Google Play Store

Mobile security vendor Lookout has discovered a variant of the malware SocialPath in Google Play, in an app that describes itself as a ‘reputation management’ tool, which says that it will notify users whenever their photos are uploaded on the Internet. But it actually steals their data. The Save Me app, which is a variant […]

Fake App for ‘The Interview’ Puts Malware on 20k Phones

If there’s one thing malware makers have learned to take advantage of over the years it’s that wherever there’s big news, there’s even bigger opportunities to exploit the public. This time around, the tactic takes the form of an Android app that shares a name with the same film that’s been all over the headlines […]

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2014 Was The Year of Hacks, Cybercrime & Data Breaches

In 2014, data breaches and cyber attacks rocked everyone from individuals to companies to governments. High end data attacks stole the personal details of users and took a toll on the finances of companies as millions of financial records were stolen and then sold in underground markets. While some businesses are trying to patch up […]

DoubleDirect MITM Attacks Target Smartphone & OS X Users

Hackers are conducting MITM (Man in the Middle) attacks against iOS and Android smartphones using a new technique dubbed DoubleDirect, according to security researchers at the San Francisco-based security company, Zimperium. DoubleDirect allows an attacker to redirect the victim’s traffic to his computer. Once the traffic has been redirected, the hacker can steal details and […]


Banking Trojans in Google Play Store Targeting Brazilian Users

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered two malicious applications in the Google Play store that were designed to appear as local banking applications in Brazil. The local Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN) in Brazil notes that more than six million Brazilians use mobile banking on a regular basis, so discovery of malware geared towards mobile users is […]

Apple Questioned By The FTC Over Health Data Privacy

The US Federal Trade Commission is questioning Apple over how it plans to use sensitive data gathered from users through the company’s new Health app and the upcoming wearable watch. Reuters reports that Apple representatives have met with FTC officials several times in the past few months to discuss the matter. Specifically, the FTC wants […]