Forrester dubbed 2018 the Year of DevOps. We’ve witnessed the movement take hold in organizations seeking to shrink development cycles and leverage automation.
DevOps is also intertwined with mobile apps, and both happened to celebrate their 10th anniversaries this year. Consult our timeline infographic to look back on key moments in the evolution of DevOps.
In other news, this week NowSecure was proud to announce our partnership with CircleCI for our automated mobile appsec testing in the dev pipeline. You can find our complete list of partners here.
Your highlights for the week are as follows:
- Another fake cryptocurrency app found on Google Play
- Heed these 10 Android mobile app development security concerns
- Learn what precautions you can take to guard against SMS phishing
- Facebook Messenger to debut unsend feature
- Combining a smartphone and computation can launch localization attacks
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“Another day, another fake cryptocurrency app on Google Play. A group of Brazilian EOS developers, called EOS RIO, has warned users someone is trying to spread a fake version of its cryptocurrency wallet app on Google Play.”
10 Security Concerns When Developing an Android App
“Many errors are introduced due to insufficient testing of the app’s code. Developers need to test their code for vulnerabilities. Also, the security testing employed by Google Play when approving the app is not an all-encompassing solution, thus requiring additional measures by developers”
NowSecure eases secure mobile app development with an automated testing engine that drives static, dynamic and behavioral testing of Android and iOS apps on real devices for fast, accurate analysis of security and privacy risks. For insight into dozens of other areas of risk to address, download our Secure Mobile Development Best Practices Guide.
“We all know phishing is a huge security problem, but most people still believe it’s a problem limited to email. According to new reports, more and more phishing scams are appearing in text messages. The problem is much worse than you might assume.”
“The long-awaited Unsend feature will hit Facebook Messenger soon. The feature will give you a 10-minute time limit to take back what you said, the social network revealed in the release notes for Version 191.0 of the iOS app.”
“If you’re in a home, at the office, or walking down the street, you’re being bathed in signals, ranging in RF frequency from a few kilohertz to terahertz. Many of the invisible transmissions pass through us, while others bounce off. It’s the signals that bounce off us that interest researchers, who’ve identified a way to use smartphones to see through walls, analyze reflected, ambient transmissions, and spy on people’s presence and movements in their own homes or offices.”
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