Tag Archives: App

204 Fleeceware apps for Android and iOS make $400 million in revenue

[German]So-called fleeceware apps are probably good business for criminal developers. AVAST has come across 204 of these apps for Android and iOS and puts the damage at over $400 million. Advertising

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Android: 11 apps with vulnerability CVE-2020-8913 in Google Play Store

[German]Security researchers from Check Point warn Android users about apps with dangerous vulnerabilities in the Google Play Store. Among the popular but vulnerable apps from the Play Store are the dating app Bumble, the app from tour operator Booking and … Continue reading

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Windows 10 20H2: Does Microsoft install Office PWAs again?

[German]Question: Did Microsoft install PWAs for Office Online under Windows 10 (version 20H2) again without your permission? I have received a corresponding message and I would like to get an idea of whether we have experienced an isolated case or … Continue reading

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Bug or Feature: Why Microsoft Office forcibly installed PWAs in Windows 10

[German]A little rumor why Windows 10 users have been forced to install PWAs for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word in Windows 10 and have them pinned to the Start menu, even if an Office was installed In one sentence: The … Continue reading

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Microsoft ends Office Lense Support at the end of 2020

[German]Small message to Windows 10 users: Microsoft informed us, that the development of the Office Lense-App for Windows 10 will be stopped at the end of 2020. Advertising

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Instagram app hacked by images with malware

[German]Security researchers at Check Point have succeeded in attacking the Instagram app on smartphones by successfully posting malware-infected images. This allowed the theft of account credentials and mobile device monitoring. The vulnerability has now been fixed. Advertising

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Strava expose private data to nearby users, check your privacy settings

[German]Incorrect settings can cause the popular Strava running and cycling app (and service) to make the user’s information available to third parties nearby. For privacy reasons you should take a closer look at this and check your settings. Advertising

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Windows 10 2004: Miracast Connect App removed, optional installable

[German]A brief information: Microsoft has removed the Miracast receiver app in Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Version 2004). However, the app can be installed as an optional feature, if required. Here some information about this (annoying) topic. Advertising

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Hundreds of US apps with government tracking capabilities

[German]A new report reveals an unpleasant discovery. Apparently hundreds of apps are contaminated with frameworks that allow for government monitoring. It involves the US company Anomaly Six, which has ties to the military and intelligence community. The US contractor obtains … Continue reading

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Windows 10 2004: Does Update KB4565503 remove apps?

[Geman]Brief question to  people with Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Do you still have applications like Notepad, Wordpad and the classic MS Paint? It looks like Microsoft will remove these applications via update. Advertising

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