Posts Tagged 'android'

Have you installed CyanogenMod on your Android device? If yes, you’re likely vulnerable to a newly discovered zero-day threat (an attack that takes advantage of a previously unknown vulnerability). If you have no idea what CyanogenMod is—don’t worry, chances are your device is secure. At the Ruxcon Security Conference in Australia last week, a security researcher presented […]

When it comes to the security of your mobile apps, things are not always how they appear on the surface. Stealthy malicious apps often seem benign at first glance but once installed, run quietly in the background harvesting your data and personal information. Thanks to these malicious apps created by hackers, the seemingly innocuous programs […]

Free mobile apps may introduce security risks that need to be addressed. While businesses need to find ways of monetizing when consumers are not ready to pay directly for using an app,  monetization mechanisms that involve the use of user data should be legal, secure and an informed choice. A bigger disussion follows. 80% of the […]

About 75% of all Android devices (roughly 750 million) are at risk of falling victim to a major security vulnerability. If abused, the vulnerability could enable hackers to bypass a security mechanism called Same Origin Policy (SOP), and potentially allow them to read the contents of any open webpage and inject code to retrieve passwords, […]

At the AVAR conference in November, with the help of coauthor and independent security researcher Song Li, we will present our findings of an emerging mobile threat vector. We have found that in a group of popular retail apps, such as Costco’s and Walgreens’ apps for Android, when a QR code is scanned using the […]