Tag Archive: stealing


Cheap Android phones sold in developing markets are stealing users’ data

Even if you’re careful about avoiding sketchy apps, there’s not much you can do if your smartphone has malware built in. That’s actually the case with many smartphones sold in developing markets.

Research from Upstream Systems found that such devices might ship with data-stealing apps pre-installed.

This malware is designed to commit digital ad fraud and will collect users’ data. It will also deplete their mobile data allowance. Or trigger fraudulent charger to their pre-paid credit, without their knowledge.

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Six Fitbit employees have been charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Jawbone initially sued Fitbit over the stolen data in 2015.

Fitbit, one of the world’s largest fitness-tracking/wearable companies, has found itself in hot water over a dispute that first reared its head in 2015. On June 14, six current and former employees from the company were charged with stealing trade secrets from Jawbone and giving them to Fitbit.

The six employees in question previously worked at Jawbone before moving to Fitbit, and while doing so, reportedly took  [Read More…]

Four tricks worth stealing from Apple Music

“Good artists copy; great artists steal,” is as true for music apps as it is for musical artists.

If a feature is popular on one music app, it doesn’t take long for it to start appearing on other apps. This happens more for big, bold features than it does for the sophisticated little touches that make good apps great, which is a shame because these four features on Apple Music’s Android app might go unnoticed by most,  [Read More…]

Google would like you to stop stealing its bikes

Poor bicycles 🚲

Google’s got a lot on its plate at any given time. The company is in charge of the Android mobile operating system, has to put out fires with rambunctious YouTubers, and according to an article from The Wall Street Journal, is constantly on the hunt for missing bicycles.

At its Mountain View campus, Google has around 1,100 multicolored bikes for its employees to ride around to get back and forth building to building throughout  [Read More…]

Stealing your passwords is much easier than you think. Use 2-Step Verification to add extra security.

Use Google? Do you also use a smartphone with iOS or Android? Chances are you answered yes to both. Many of us rely on our smartphones for just about everything. We are growing more dependent on the cloud with each day. We store our personal information from contacts to photos in our Google or Gmail accounts.

Hackers are stealing money through the Starbucks app, ensure your passwords are strong

Hackers are stealing money from credit cards, bank and PayPal accounts through the official Starbucks app. You can easily prevent this from occurring by using strong passwords.

Now your friends can use your Chromecast without stealing your Wi-Fi

Your friends can now easily cast videos to your Chromecast thanks to a new feature called guest mode. The new mode allows anyone in the room with an Android device to jump on your Chromecast — even if they’re not connected to your Wi-Fi network. Enabling guest mode on your Chromecast is just a few taps away.

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