Tag Archives: mobile security

Popular call blocking apps expose 3 billion users’ phone numbers

FW-APPS-PRIVACY.jpgPhoto: FactWire

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.

Android Trojan GM Bot is evolving and targeting more than 50 banks worldwide

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.

Avast’s New Call Blocker App Helps Users Avoid Unwanted Calls


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.

Oktoberfest 2016: How to quickly connect to secure Wi-Fi in Munich

Oktoberfest Wi-Fi

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?