Tag Archive | "android"


02 June 2014 | 830 views

Spotify Hacked – Rolls Out New Android App

So it looks like Spotify was hacked, or at least suffered some kind of breach – they claim user data for only one user was accessed and no payment details or password information was leaked. So it doesn’t seem to serious, but Spotify are reacting responsibly (which is good to see), disclosing the breach and [...]

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31 July 2012 | 1,078 views

Sophos Offers Free Android Antivirus App

Sophos seems to be a lot more aggressive recently when it comes to the consumer market, they used to be a hardcore enterprise only solution when they first started out. I guess they’ve realized where the money is. Back in 2010 they one of the first to come out with a free Antivirus solution for [...]

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09 July 2012 | 733 views

Android Malware App Covertly Makes Purchases On China Mobile Market

There seems to be a trend towards malware on the Android platform that extorts money from the user somehow, either through premium SMS or services – or the latest trojan – which covertly purchases apps from the mobile market. We first wrote about Android Antivirus software from Symantec back in 2010 and it seems like [...]

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16 April 2012 | 638 views

Android Trojan Targets Japanese Market – Steals Personal Data

Early last year we wrote about China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans, then later last year there was a possibility Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages. The latest news about Android malware is malicious apps that are in the official Google marketplace (called Play) – [...]

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12 August 2011 | 14,068 views

Android Phones (Possibly) Hacked At Defcon On CDMA & 4G (HSPA)

It seems like some major ownage was layed down at Defcon, I was very interested by the thread coderman posted in Full Disclosure earlier: DEF CON 19 – hackers get hacked! Especially when some people did chime in with supporting opinions and agreeing that it does seem like they got hacked. Basically someone setup some [...]

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07 March 2011 | 5,691 views

Google Removes ‘DroidDream’ Malware From Android Devices

Android must be getting popular! It’s always a test of a new platform or OS, when does it start getting serious malware targeting it? It seems like the time for Android is now, the news lately has been buzzing about the DroidDream malware that has been flooding the Android Market. Google pulled a number of [...]

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17 January 2011 | 10,707 views

China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some [...]

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08 November 2010 | 7,913 views

Researcher Releases Android Exploit In Webkit Browser Engine

And Android security hits the news once again, it’s not a vulnerability in the OS per-say but rather in the browser based on the Webkit engine. It does highlight the inherent fragmentation problems with the Android platform and the security concerns that come with running old OS and software versions. It’s a problem that is [...]

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06 October 2010 | 11,393 views

Symantec Expands Security Products To Cover Android & iOS

Most of the big companies in the modern age of business are moving to the acquisition model rather than developing new technologies, Symantec has made a few purchases in recent years. Their latest move is to offer security for the hot smartphone platforms Android and iOS, which powers the new iPhone 4 and iPad. The [...]

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15 September 2010 | 8,660 views

Critical Zero Day Abobe Flash Flaw Puts Android Phones At Risk

Adobe hasn’t been having the best of luck recently with a string of serious PDF exploits in their Reader software and now in less than a week two critical flaws in Flash. This is a pretty serious flaw and sadly proves Steve Jobs right for not supporting Flash on the iPhone and Ipad. A new [...]

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