Android developers will need to add iOS-like privacy information soon

App makers will also need to state whether apps need the data to function and whether users have a choice in sharing it, and whether users can request data deletion upon uninstalling an app.

16% of mobile devices in developing markets now infected with malware

A report by Secure-D reveals the scale of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mobile ad fraud and malware. 46,000 malicious apps were detected in circulation, with a global block rate of 95 percent.

NFC Forum specifications offer cryptology security for NFC application development

The NFC Authentication Protocol 1.0 Specification (NAP 1.0) provides a framework for using cryptography to establish a secure channel and authentication as well as the bonding between two devices.

ioXt Alliance expands its Compliance Program to bring transparency to mobile apps and VPNs

The ioXt Alliance announced that it is expanding its ioXt Compliance Program with a new mobile application profile with added requirements for VPN applications to mitigate potential security risks.

Over 90% of Organizations Hit by a Mobile Malware Attack in 2020

Almost every global organization suffered at least one mobile malware attack in 2020, according to a new report from Check Point. The security vendor polled 1800 customers of its Harmony Mobile device threat protection product to compile its report.

Rust in the Android platform

Google announced that the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) now supports the Rust programming language for developing the OS itself to prevent memory safety vulnerabilities.

Google, Apple Both Track Mobile Telemetry Data, Despite Users Opting Out

Mobile device-tracking by Apple and Google take center stage in a report revealing that, despite both allowing users to opt-out of sharing telemetry data – they do anyway.

Google Announces the Android Ready SE Alliance

Google announced the formation of the Android Ready SE Alliance. SE vendors are joining hands with Google to create a set of open-source, validated, and ready-to-use SE Applets.

Facebook rolls out physical keys to guard against hacking mobile accounts

The keys, which can clip onto a keychain and plug into a mobile device, are intended to serve as two-factor authentication method to make it much more difficult for hackers to gain access to accounts.

Apple May Start Delivering Security Patches Separately From Other OS Updates

According to code spotted in iOS 14.5, the iPhone maker is reportedly working on a method for delivering security fixes independently of other OS updates, first reported by the 9to5Mac website.

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