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  • ESET analyzes first Android file-encrypting, TOR-enabled ransomware

    04.06.2014

    One year ago, Android Defender, a hybrid comprising characteristics of a rogue AV and ransomware (the lockscreen type, not a file-encryptor) was discovered.

  • Cupid exploits Heartbleed bug on WiFi networks and Android

    02.06.2014

    Nearly two months have passed since the public revelation of the Heartbleed bug affecting the widely used open source cryptographic library OpenSSL.

  • Fake Android soccer gaming apps just show ads

    02.06.2014

    As the soccer world cup in Brazil is coming close, the offering of soccer-related apps on the Google Play store is big, at least 125 different vuvuzela apps are available.

  • Outlook for Android fails to keep emails confidential

    27.05.2014

    Did you know that Outlook and many other email and mobile messaging Android apps store your emails and messages on the device's SD card, unencrypted, and accessible to any third-party app that is permitted to access the card's contents? Couple that with the (widely given) permission to access the Internet, and your potentially confidential conversations might be exfiltrated and stored on remote servers for attackers to peruse and misuse.

  • Apps on your Android phone can take photos without you knowing

    27.05.2014

    A researcher has demonstrated that it's possible for malicious attackers to create an Android app that will surreptitiously take pictures and upload them to a remote server without the user being aware of or noticing it.




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Internet Explorer vulnerabilities increase 100%

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Bromium Labs research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing Java and Flash vulnerabilities.


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