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Popular mobile apps aren’t protecting your personal data

Some of the most popular mobile apps are letting just anyone access your personal data. Millions of passwords, GPS locations, and financial records are sitting unprotected in plain sight. Researchers found that of the 27,227 Android apps and 1,275 iOS apps storing their app’s data in Firebase’s backend database systems, 3,046 of these apps saved data within 2,271 unsecured databases that literally anyone could access.

Source: Popular mobile apps aren’t protecting your personal data

Google unveils new security, privacy features for Android

The company is offering users personalized recommendations designed to help them to improve the security of their account. The new settings build on the “Security Checkup” introduced last fall by offering personalized recommendations designed to help users improve the security of their accounts; for example, users could be reminded to remove unverified applications allowed to access their account data.

Source: Google unveils new security, privacy features for Android | TheHill

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. “ZooPark” targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which first spotted and identified it.

Source: Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android.

Switzerland-based encrypted-email provider ProtonMail has released a version of its VPN, called ProtonVPN, for Android. ProtonVPN is from the same developers at CERN who built ProtonMail, a web-based email service that offers end-to-end encryption between ProtonMail users.

Source: Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android | ZDNet

Dark Caracal: Good News and Bad News

Few days ago EFF and Lookout announced a new report, Dark Caracal, that uncovers a new, global malware espionage campaign. One aspect of that campaign was the use of malicious, fake apps to impersonate legitimate popular apps like Signal and WhatsApp. Some readers had questions about what this means for them. This blog post is here to answer those questions and dive further into the Dark Caracal report.

Source: Dark Caracal: Good News and Bad News | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Samsung’s browser on Android phones gets an ad-tracking blocker

Samsung’s web browser is now available on all Android phones running Android 5.0 and above.

In the same update, Samsung Internet is also getting a built-in ad-tracking blocker. Users on other Android devices can find the Samsung Internet app in the Play Store or Galaxy Apps store. Previously, Samsung Internet was only available on Samsung devices and Google’s Nexus and Pixel devices.

Source: Samsung’s browser comes to all Android phones and gets an ad-tracking blocker – The Verge

Check also 5 Best Android Ad Blockers.

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