Appvigil in the Press

Forbes India’s 30 Under 30 project, now in its third year, has typically been the cause of some panic: Would it be easy to find 30 standout under-30s in India? But this time, we were quietly confident from the outset.

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In a mobile security report by Cheetah Mobile, the company claimed that in 2015 as many as a million Android mobile devices were infected in India. The report was perceived from a data base of 567 million global monthly active users and an installation base of almost two billion users using Cheetah Mobile’s utility applications.

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A major Indian bank with over 3000 domestic branches and 8 branches and offices overseas. The net profit for this bank for the quarter ending 30 June 2014 stood at Rs 272 crore. The business touched Rs 4,20,739 crore (YoY growth 8.16 per cent) for the quarter ended 30 September 2014.

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Citrus Pay, a Mumbai-based mobile e-wallet, has partnered with local movie theaters to let users order popcorn and other snacks, then pay for them with one touch. It has also developed a prepaid feature that lets users pay for a cab automatically – as soon as the ride is over, the fare gets deducted.

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A very high 70% of the mobile banking apps on the android OS are vulnerable to security and data leaks, a recent study has revealed. A total of 983 security loopholes were found in these vulnerable apps, with 90% of them belonging to high and medium severity of impact bugs.

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The e-commerce boom in India has pushed market players to bring in new strategies and tactics to rope in as many users as possible. Mobile apps have taken center-stage with customer acquisition campaigns placed around it. Mobile apps have taken center-stage with customer acquisition campaigns placed around it. India’s market players are tooled up with advances in SMAC, allowing them to better understand online behavior and make deeper inroads into the market.

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If you thought the hacking incident that compromised user details on dating app Ashley Madison was a one-off event, you could be wrong. A survey done by Android security scanner Appvigil of popular dating applications, including Tinder, Grindr, TrulyMadly, MeetMe and Desicrush, has revealed that these platforms have vulnerabilities and can be hacked into.

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Existing investors Ravi Gururaj, Nasscom product council chairman Gaurav Sharma, Yahoo! Inc. director Viswanath Ramachandran, Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IIT Bombay Business Incubator, investment bank RippleWave, and an unnamed global IT security company participated in the funding round.

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Next time you install an e-commerce, taxi booking or food delivery app, take a look at all the details you will be sharing—everything from contacts and location to photos and SMS details.

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