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  • Half of all Android devices vulnerable to installer hijacking attacks

    25.03.2015

    A critical Android vulnerability that has been discovered over a year ago and responsibly disclosed to Google and other Android manufacturers can be exploited by attackers to trick users into downloading malicious apps from third-party stores.

  • Google aims to make Play Store safer, sets up human app review team

    18.03.2015

    The time has come for Google to add some more hoops for Android app developers to jumpt through in order to get their offering accepted to the Google Play store.

  • Many Android and iOS apps still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

    18.03.2015

    Your browser may no longer be vulnerable to FREAK attacks, but what about the mobile apps you use? According to FireEye researchers, who have tested the most popular apps both for Android and for iOS, a considerable number of them are left open to a FREAK attack, as they contain vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL and SecureTransport libraries.

  • Flaw in Dropbox SDK for Android lets attackers steal data sent to users' account

    11.03.2015

    Researchers from IBM's security team have discovered an authentication flaw in the Dropbox Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android that can be exploited to capture new data a user saves to his Dropbox account.

  • Fake guides and cracked apps on Google Play Books lead to malware

    05.03.2015

    Google has become pretty swift at finding and removing fake and malicious apps from its Google Play store, but there is one part of it where malware peddlers still seem to thrive: the "bookstore." According to Ryan Whitwam, there are a number of publisher accounts in Google Play that have specialized in offering fake "guides" that will supposedly show users how to download a cracked and cheaper version of popular games for Android.




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