Android

60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving app attack

Computer security experts have discovered an unusual attack targeting users of Android devices. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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Tens of thousands of Android devices are leaving their debug port exposed

Countless Android devices are leaving themselves open to attack after being shipped with a critical port left unsecured. Read more in my article on the...
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Smashing Security #079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and back end gurus

A website which demands money if you want your mugshot removed, could "sharenting" lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how...
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Text bombs and ‘Black Dots of Death’ plague WhatsApp and iMessage users

Please don’t be tempted to try any of these text bomb attack out on anyone else, even as a prank. It’s simply not funny. Read...
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Drupe app removed from Google Play store after photos and messages leaked publicly

A popular Android app called Drupe, downloaded over 10 million times, has been leaving users' selfie snapshots, audio messages, and other sensitive data exposed...
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The Pentagon bans Huawei and ZTE smartphone sales at military bases worldwide

Smartphones made by ZTE and Huawei have been banned from sale at US military bases around the world, following concerns that they could pose...
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Smashing Security #076: Spying phones, hacked ski lifts, and World Password Day

Cheap Android smartphones sold on Amazon have been sending customers' full text messages to a Chinese server, ski lifts are found to be the...
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China forces spyware onto Muslim’s Android phones, complete with security holes

Eight million Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnic group, have been ordered by the Chinese authorities to install a spyware app onto their Android smartphones. ...
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Too many IoT smartphone apps making life easy for online criminals

Warnings have been raised again about the security of the smartphone apps used to control IoT devices, with many found to be lacking elementary...
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This Android malware redirects calls you make to your bank to go to scammers instead

Once installed the malware will intercept mobile calls you attempt to make to your bank, and instead direct them to a scammer.
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Android P promises new security and privacy features

Android P, the next generation of Google’s operating system, may not be due for release until sometime later this year – but that doesn’t...
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MoviePass removes ‘unused’ location feature that tracked cinema-goers’ movements

MoviePass updates its app after taking some well-deserved heat after the company’s CEO revealed that it was tracking users’ movements a little too closely.
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Google smashed over 700,000 bad Android apps last year

Google says that it is getting better than ever at protecting Android users against bad apps and malicious developers. Read more in my article on...
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Privacy of fitness tracking apps in the spotlight after soldiers’ exercise routes shared online

People exercising on far-flung military bases are being exposed by their fitness tracker. Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
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Smashing Security #062: Tinder spying, Amazon shoplifting, and petrol pump malware

Your Tinder swipes can be spied upon, Amazon is opening high street stores that don't require any staff, and Russian fuel pumps are being...
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Sonic the Hedgehog accused of leaking Android users’ data

Researchers claim some Sega Android games are leaking users’ geolocation and device data.
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