Appdome Blog

What Are Data Brokers?

October 21, 2015
It’s a question being asked more and more lately: What are data brokers? The answer – in short – is that data brokers represent an emerging industry that trades in any and all data that can be collected from the Internet,...

Tags: Data Protection, Data Breach, Data Brokers

Data Protection Precedent: Federal Consumer Enforcers Can Sue US Companies

October 19, 2015
A recent US appeals court ruling has set a new data protection precedent, giving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the power to hold companies responsible for data breaches resulting from security negligence. Essentially, federal and state laws for notification and response...

Tags: Data Protection, Data Breach, Security

New Kaspersky Study Reveals Consumer Attitudes Towards Hacking

October 14, 2015
Apart from the billions of dollars that are at stake, data breaches can also spell the end of consumer trust and confidence in a brand. More often than not, we read about the financial and reputation impact of such breaches...

Tags: Mobile data security, Consumer App Data, Mobile threats

YiSpecter & Internet Traffic Hijacking

October 13, 2015
The latest on the YiSpecter malware – a malicious code capable of infecting non-jailbroken iOS devices – presents an interesting dilemma. Not only does it conclusively dispel the notion that a device’s official factory configuration insulates it from software abuses,...

Tags: Mobile data security, Mobile Banking Apps, Man in the Middle, Malware

New Android Malware Targets Mobile Banking Apps

October 08, 2015
To err is human. People make mistakes all the time. No harm no foul. But if you’re using mobile banking apps, a small mistake can pack a lot of harm. Unfortunately, from a cybersecurity perspective, you may have a new...

Tags: Mobile Banking Apps, Malware, Trojan horse