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  • Researchers compile list of Android apps that allow MitM attacks

    05.09.2014

    Around 350 Android apps that can be downloaded from Google Play and Amazon stores fail to properly validate SSL certificates for HTTPS connections, and thus open users to Man-in-the-Middle attacks if they use them on insecure and open networks, a researcher with the CERT Coordination Center at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University warned.

  • Malicious and risky apps on Android and iOS

    05.09.2014

    Knowingly or unknowingly to the user, some apps can collect GPS data, grab your contact information, your phone ID, email address, etc.

  • 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.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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