See How Many Popular Apps Failed to Protect Your Password

When using an app developed by a big company, you might think that it is trustworthy and ensures your security and privacy. Well, a recent test proved how easy and vulnerable a lot of popular iOS and Android apps are to crack and have your passwords nabbed.

According to security firm AppBugs, a huge number of popular apps are allowing users to make a large number of login attempts without any type of restrictions. Why is this so important? Well, hackers may as well try to guess your passwords this way. There are a lot of methods involving apps that can randomly generate and test passwords, and since we are talking about mobile devices, I don’t think people will use something they can barely remember, yet alone type, as their passwords.

AppBugs found that out of 100 apps, 53 were found vulnerable. Apps such as Songza, Pocket, Wunderlist, iHeartRadio, WatchESPN, Expedia, Dictionary, CNN, Domino’s Pizza USA, Zillow, AutoCAD 360, Slack, SoundCloud, Kobo and Walmart are just a few of the one found. The security firm gave the developers 30 days to fix the issues, but only a couple of the latter mentioned apps were actually patched. The full list of vulnerable apps will be revealed on the 30th of July, according to AppBugs.

If you wish to protect your data further, users are encouraged to start considering using apps that manage all your stored passwords if you forget them, or even activate 2-factor authentication in apps, if it’s available.

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Wire: The New Skype Rival Backed by Skype Co-Founder

A new upstart has entered the instant messaging arena, positioning itself as more than just a chat service. Wire, pitched as a thoroughly modern messaging app, is supported by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and developed by former Skype employees.

With their experience – helped by former Apple, Nokia, and Microsoft employees – the team know as well as anyone what needed fixing: “Skype was launched more than a decade ago. A lot has changed since then – we are all used to free calls and texting, and we have taken to carrying our computers in our pockets,” Friis said. “It is time to create the best possible communication tools, as beautiful as they are useful. Wire is just that.”

The app features text and voice messaging, live calls, one-on-one or group messaging, and even SoundCloud integration. It utilises Opus, and open source audio codec, to make playback and voice calls crisp and clean. Video is being muted as a future feature.

Vine is available on OS X, iOS, and Android.

Source: The Independent

Tweet me some music – Wait, WHAT?!

It would appear that the long awaited ‘Twitter Music Store’ is now going to be live very soon. Putting it simply, not only can you now do a 150 character update about your life, but you can put some background music to it. I am a fan of twitter when it is done correctly, merely doing short and simple ‘status updates’ with a few # thrown in there for good measure. What I’m not a fan of is people just… well, being morons on it. Seems that now we will be able to find what music touches some people and what other people can then rip into you for. So Instagram has replaced real cameras, Twitter has replaced texting and is now aiming to hit out on music lovers as well.

But onto the actual bit of information rather then an opinion mixed with a bit of spite. The founder of “We Are Hunted” Stephen Philips has been tweeting several playable tracks coming from Both Rdio and Soundcloud, showing that both music wesites may be part of Twitter’s musical app.

We can only wait and see what comes out of this, but I’m seeing Soundcloud getting a lot more traffic their way.

Sourcehttp://mashable.com/2013/04/12/twitter-music-site-launch/