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Speaking for us mobile researchers, we sometimes classify apps in order to warn users of its presence because of its potential harm, but leave it up to the users’ discretion to remove. This is the case when it comes to a subcategory of PUPs called monitors. Monitoring apps are those that can be great tools […]

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Man in the middle attacks (MiTM) are a popular method for hackers to get between a sender and a receiver. MiTM attacks, which are a form of session hijacking are not new. However, what might not be known is that mobile devices are vulnerable to MiTM attacks too. In particular, mobile apps are vulnerable to […]

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When you buy a new mobile device with certain apps already pre-installed on, you’re effectively forced to trust that the device maker or reseller (depending on who pre-loaded the apps) is not up to anything shady or try to remove them (sometimes you can’t). Or, if you’re a computer science student with an interest in […]

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