How do we know if mobile apps are secure? – Scott Hanselman

I download a new 99 cent app and perhaps it wants a name and password. What standard UI is there to assure me that the transmission is secure? Do I just assume?

Scott links a sobering example: a study of 40 banking mobile apps—those gotta be secure, right?—from the top 60 most influential banks in the world found that they are “miserably insecure leaky messes.”

You May Also Like

Google Reader’s death gave life back to RSS newsreaders

In Reader’s absence, the market has flourished with ideas, variety, and potential.

‪I’m sad to see Apple being forced into the fray of exclusive podcasts

Opportunistic podcast startups began dismantling the medium with exclusive shows and malicious practices. Now, Spotify and even Apple are playing this potentially destructive game.

Early thoughts on iPadOS

This is a major quality-of-life improvement across the board for the iPad.

Google killed brevity in YouTube videos, and we helped

The length of YouTube videos has exploded across every genre—essays, how-tos, reviews,…