Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Free Android apps could make you vulnerable to aggressive adware

Free Android apps could hijack your phone

Article Snip: "...Downloading free Android apps could make you vulnerable to aggressive adware, according to San Francisco-based security firm Lookout.

In fact, as much as five percent of those free apps have spammy ads that may be parceling out your information to third parties according to CTO Kevin Mahaffey. ..."

Reference: cnet.com

Friday, July 27, 2012

Beware: Android software tool NFCProxy capable of reading and “replaying” data from contactless credit cards

Hacker Demos Android App That Can Wirelessly Steal And Use Credit Cards' Data

Article Snip: "...Smartphone payment systems like Google Wallet give Android users the futuristic ability to use their phones to make payments with their credit cards. Researcher Eddie Lee has taken that trick a step further: Using an Android phone to make payments from ..."

Reference: www.forbes.com

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Firefox Mobile App for Android

Firefox mobile Web browser

Article Snip:
"...Get the official Firefox Web browser.

The Mozilla Firefox Web browser app brings the best of desktop browsing to Android. It’s fast, easy to use and customizable, with the latest security and privacy features to help you stay safe online...."

Reference: android.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App

OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App

Article Snip: "...OnStar RemoteLink gives you an amazing level of control and connection with your vehicle through your mobile device. ..."

Reference: www.onstar.com

LifeArmor Mobile App for military families

Mobile App Helps Families with Military Life

Article Snip: "...LifeArmor is a comprehensive learning and self-management tool to assist members of the military community with common mental health concerns. It was developed by psychologists at the Defense Department's National Center for Technology and Technology, known as T2, as a companion application to their AfterDeployment website. The new mobile application brings behavioral health topics from the website to smartphones and tablets, used by most service members. AfterDeployment was launched in 2008 to help service members returning from combat deployments...."

Reference: www.sacbee.com

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mobile Apps for Business Travel

Mobile Apps for Business Travelers

Article Snip: "...four mobile travel apps that will save you money without breaking the bank.

Read more: http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/technology-web/2012/07/20/four-mobile-apps-for-business-travelers/#ixzz21D86hPpr

Reference: foxbusiness.com

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Malicious apps include a fake version of Skype

Android Attackers Launch Fake App Market

Article Snip: "...Malicious apps include a fake version of Skype that surreptitiously sends text messages to premium-rate numbers, racking up charges to the user and revenue for the cybercriminals. ..."

Reference: www.informationweek.com

Auralux app

Auralux app

Article Snip: "...Auralux is an abstract, essentialized, and simplified real-time strategy game. It is currently only available for Tegra-based tablets, but we will be opening it up to more device types and phones very soon as we verify the best experience on each device!

You command only one type of unit and have only one type of order to give those units. You and your opponents start the game with precisely equal resources. Quick reflexes will get you nowhere. The only path to victory is through clever strategy. ..."

Reference: play.google.com

FaceTime App

FaceTime App

Article Snip: "...FaceTime is a video calling (video telephone) software application and related protocol developed by Apple Inc. for supported mobile devices running iOS, in addition to Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.6.6 and higher. FaceTime is supported on any iOS device with a forward-facing camera (that is, all iOS devices released since the iPhone 4) and on any Macintosh computer equipped with a FaceTime Camera (formerly known as an iSight Camera)...."

Reference: wikipedia.org

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Georgie app: an app to help blind users

Android App Makes Smartphones Accessible for the Blind

Article Snip: "...Roger Wilson-Hinds, director and co-founder of Screenreader, built the app, called Georgie, specifically to help blind users navigate day-to-day obstacles like catching a bus, reading printed text and knowing exactly where they are at all times...."

Reference: mashable.com

Free iPhone app Detects Skin Cancer: UMSkinCheck App

iPhone app Detects Skin Cancer

Article Snip: "...The app, free and available for iPhone and iPad, guides users through a series of 23 photos, covering their entire body. Photos are stored within the app for users to share with their doctor and serve as a baseline for future comparisons...."

Reference: www.newsmaxhealth.com

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Russian-language app essentially a Trojan

First Instance of iOS App Store Malware Detected, Removed

Article Snip: "...Kaspersky antivirus experts discovered a Russian-language app called “Find and Call” that was available in both the Apple App Store and in Google Play. The app is essentially a Trojan that steals and uploads the user’s address book to a remote server. Once uploaded, the server then sends..."

Reference: www.wired.com

Apps were crippled by update bug, Apple says bug fixed

Apple Fixes App-Updating Bug

Article Snip: "...Apple said an error in the code that prevents apps from being stolen was responsible for a spate of malfunctioning app updates in the past day, putting to rest a mystery that has rankled developers for the past 24 hours...."

Reference: wsj.com

Door Lock Mobile Apps

There's an app for that

Article Snip: "...New software applications allow homeowners to lock doors, adjust the thermostat, lower blinds and even power up the Jacuzzi on the deck using their mobile devices -- from anywhere in the world...."

Reference: washingtonexaminer.com

Botnet could be using infected Android handsets to send out massive amounts of spam

Android Botnet May Be Spewing Spam

Article Snip: "...An international botnet could be using infected Android handsets to send out massive amounts of spam, Microsoft antispam engineer Terry Zink said in a Thursday blog posts on MSDN. Zink reportedly identified the botnet and its Google Android connection by examining the headers of spam that included the signature "Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android...."

Reference: www.technewsworld.com

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

HERO app - In times of need instantly share video, audio and GPS coordinates

Elizabeth Smart Endorses Mobile App: Hero 1.0 for iOS and Android

Article Snip: "...Upon pressing the Hero icon on a smartphone in times of need, the user can share instant video, audio and GPS coordinates with his or her social network and other HERO app users within a five-mile radius: powered by the latest geo-location technology...."

Reference: www.appcraver.com