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  • Sneak attack through smartphone shared memory

    22.08.2014

    A weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS operating systems could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users, research at the University of Michigan has shown.

  • Control Android app permissions with NativeWrap

    22.08.2014

    Tired with using mobile apps that demand unneeded permissions that open the door to data collection and worse? Researchers from North Carolina State University have come up with a brilliant solution to the problem.

  • Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

    21.08.2014

    An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.

  • Gyroscopes on Android devices can be used to eavesdrop on users' conversations

    18.08.2014

    If you think that denying an app permission to use your phone's microphone is enough to prevent it from listening in on your conversations, think again, as a group of researchers have demonstrated that the device's gyroscopes can serve as a crude microphone.

  • Android ransomware masquerades as Symantec mobile AV

    18.08.2014

    A new piece of Android ransomware is doing rounds, and is tricking users into installing it by posing as a legitimate AV app.




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Patching: The least understood line of defense

Posted on 29 August 2014.  |  How many end users, indeed how many IT pros, truly get patching? Sure, many of us see Windows install updates when we shut down our PC and think all is well. Itís not.


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