Our Q3 2016 report looks at this summer’s most power draining apps and the hottestapp and smartphone trends.
Unwanted calendar invitations have invaded the calendars of iOS and Mac users for the past week. These messages seem to be targeted to everyone with an iCloud email account via invitations on the calendar. There have also been reports th…
Truecaller, CM Security, and Sync.ME, three popular caller blocking and ID apps used by millions of customers, have just been outed for storing the contact details of three billion people in publicly searchable databases. According to Digital Journal, research published earlier this week by Factwire, a group of investigative journalists in Hong Kong, said that the mobile phone numbers of politicians, celebrities, and billions of other people, can be found via searches on the app publisher’s websites.
Back in the day when families had one phone in the house, it was guaranteed that as they sat down to dinner, a telemarketer would call. Now that we carry our phones with us, we can be interrupted at any time by telemarketers, robocallers, scammers, pol…
Security researchers at BitSight (AnubisNetworks) have found a backdoor that affects 3 million budget Android devices. The backdoor makes the phones vulnerable to a Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attack and could allow attackers to remotely execute commands …
A pre-installed backdoor on more than 700 Android devices was discovered by Kryptowire. The backdoor allows a Chinese company called Adups to transmit information like text messages, contact lists, and IMEI numbers without users’ knowledge or consent – every 72 hours.
A variant of the Android banking Trojan GM Bot is now targeting customers of more than 50 banks around the world, including Citibank, ING, and Bank of America. In the last three months, our mobile users encountered GM bot more than 200,000 times.
Keep calm and pick up the phone with Avast Call Blocker.
For many iOS users, spam calls have slowly but steadily become a regular and bothersome part of life. Although users can label specified numbers as spam on their device, this is time-consuming and quickly gets old. Many call blocking apps require access to users’ contact lists, which isn’t ideal, as private contacts shouldn’t need to be seen by companies in order to provide protection.
This Saturday, the 183rd Oktoberfest will take place on the Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. People will travel to the Bavarian capital from all over the world to enjoy beer, music, chicken, cotton candy, amusement rides and more!
If you are traveling to Munich for Oktoberfest, you probably want to share your exciting beer hall photos and videos with friends and family to show off (as soon as possible) what an awesome time you are having! You may also need to access Google Maps to find your way around the city while sightseeing. Now, you’re probably asking yourself: How am I going to do this, unless I pay for an expensive international plan?