Mobile apps often protect themselves via internally developed controls and commercial products. Learn about how some controls work and how to sidestep them.
There’s a lack of robust mobile app security on billions of devices people carry around. Why is it such a problem, and what can developers do to solve it?
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A CISO having a bad day finds out the hard way that cutting corners on software security testing might end up costing him more than he saved.
The software flaws and weaknesses on our top 10 software vulnerability list for 2019 are easy to find and fix with the right application security guidance.
Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? Fixing the CVE program, your personal data has already “checked out,” and it even “may potentially” have taken flight. Watch this week’s episode below to see why these stories are trending or read the transcript below.
The Golden Cup app on Android targeted World Cup fans with a spyware campaign dating back to January aimed at members of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
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Google started releasing monthly security updates for Android back in August 2015. Modern Android devices show you the latest monthly patch level that has been applied. The responsibility for deploying the patches ultimately falls on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and carriers, who need to test the security updates on their devices to ensure that they do not break any functionality. Google does provide updates for its Nexus and Pixel devices directly to end users, but given how Android is designed, Google cannot simply push out arbitrary security updates to all Android devices. Do OEMs have to push out updates? The problem is that OEMs and carriers are responsible not only for pushing out the updates but also for displaying the latest month for which Google’s monthly updates have been applied to a device. There may be legitimate reasons why an OEM or carrier may choose not to push out a security update for a particular type of device. For example:
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A Synopsys survey reveals that the security of customer-facing web and mobile apps is the top security challenge for IT professionals in Asia.
Several frameworks have been proposed to evaluate the security of biometric systems. Popular ones include the simpler Ratha’s framework  and the enhanced Bartlow and Cukic framework .
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Written in coordination with Grant Douglas