Zynga Games Has Data Breach Including Personal Information

Zynga is a wildly successful gaming company with a number of hit titles under their belt including FarmVille, Words with Friends, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, and Café World. Their titles boast more than a billion players, worldwide, which is a number that would make most gaming outfits green with envy. Naturally, their success has painted a giant target on the …

Google Is Searching For Unauthorized Gambling Apps On Play Store

Google heavily regulates gambling and gaming apps on its Play Store.  It’s not hard to understand why.  The industry has a long history of gouging and otherwise abusing the people who play their games, to say nothing of the flouting of local laws. In response to the company’s heavy-handed regulation of their industry, some app developers have taken to disguising …

Some Android Apps Are Charging People Big Money

Security researchers at Sophos Labs have alerted Google to the presence of more than two dozen apps on the Play Store that are abusing a loophole in Google’s policies that allow them to charge hefty fees to unsuspecting users.  Here’s how it works: Many apps offer a free and a subscription-based service, and many of those allow users to try …

Your Google Calendar Settings May Be Sharing Your Info

Twelve years ago, Google introduced a new feature to Google Calendar that allowed users to share their calendars with others.  It’s a great feature and invaluable in a corporate environment because it gives teams an easy way to collaborate.  Google itself even touted the “make it pubic” feature of their calendar as being a cool way to use their search …

Popular PDF Creator App Found To Have Malware

Do you use the PDF Creator App called CamScanner?  If you do, you’ve got plenty of company.  Since the app was first published in 2010, it has been downloaded more than a hundred million times. Unfortunately, Google recently pulled it from the Play store when they discovered that it began delivering malware to user devices. For much of the app’s …

Google Hangouts Extending  Support Until Next Year

If you’re a G Suite user, you’re probably already aware that Google has been making plans to shut down Google Hangouts.  In fact, the original plan was to begin phasing it out of the G Suite in October of this year (2019). If you’re a fan of the service and rely on it for interoffice communications, you can breathe a …

Some Android Apps To Receive Your Data Without Permission

When it works, Android’s app permissions are awesome. They’re straightforward and easy to understand. When you install a new app on your phone, you’ll get a popup box that gives you a summary of what permissions the app says it needs. Then, you have the option to either accept or deny it that permission. Sometimes, the app winds up working …

Large Percentage Of Mobile Apps Have Security Flaws

How many apps do you have on your phone?If you’re like most people, you’ve likely got dozens or more. Considering how much storage is available on mobile devices these days, people tend to install apps and when they no longer want them, they don’t bother to uninstall them. Whatever your number is, the statistics recently published by Positive Technologies in …

Google Bug Exposed Passwords For Some GSuite Enterprise Customers

Even companies that are normally quite good at providing security for their users occasionally wind up with egg on their faces.  Google is a classic case in point, in this instance.  Recently, the company announced that a bug in an older segment of their GSuite code base resulted in the recent discovery that the company had been storing customer passwords …

Hackers Using WhatsApp To Install Malware On Phones

If you’re among the masses of people using WhatsApp, for either Android or iOS, be advised that the Israeli hacking consortium known as the NSO Group may have installed spyware on the device you use WhatsApp on. A massive security flaw identified as CVE-2019-3568 has been discovered and weaponized by the NSO Group. This allows them to install spyware and …