The US President Donald Trump doesn’t want to give up his ‘old and unsecure’ Android

Donald Trump may have made a lot of good choices in his life to be where he is today, and I wouldn’t play diplomatic, it is certainly good to know choosing Android was one of them. Sure, it’s Trump, and he has a reputation, but he’s famous right. Although, when reports come out claiming that the POTUS uses an old Samsung Galaxy S3 you’re bound to wonder if that decision was an educated decision or just flowing along with the wind. The Galaxy S3 was one of the best selling smartphones of 2012 after all.

Anyway, the main issue here is that it is a very old Android smartphone and it is by any estimates not secure at all especially when it is used by the most powerful and apparently quite hated man in the world who will be the target of numerous individuals and organisations. Continue reading “The US President Donald Trump doesn’t want to give up his ‘old and unsecure’ Android”

Google intends to make Android the most secure mobile platform in the world

While it is safe to say that out of the numerous flaws in Android – that could potentially risk giving away your private information – most if not all of them are invented by security companies and media outlets. The several layers of Android security are often more than enough unless deliberately turned off by the user but there still are quite a few genuine cases.

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AirDroid vulnerability can put your Android device at risk

AirDroid is one of several services that allows Android users to send and receive text messages, as well as transfer files and see notifications, from their computer. By the Google Playstore statistics AirDroid has somewhere between 10 and 50 million installs which does not include installations via APKs available on the Internet.

Security firm Zimperium has performed an analysis of the way AirDroid communicates with other devices and has discovered the app contains a vulnerability that could allow a malicious third-party to execute code on a targeted device. Continue reading “AirDroid vulnerability can put your Android device at risk”

Android Malware Gooligan puts 1 million Google accounts at risk

Android’s battle against malwares is a never ending battle. Android is everywhere and the fact that Android represents over 88% of the entire smartphone market, presents a tempting target for criminals, and the Gooligan malware, a piece of malware that compromises Google accounts, is just the latest attempt to make a buck off the trusting nature of smartphone users.

Revealed today by Check Point Research, ‘Gooligan’ is at large right now and said to have compromised more than a million phones in the last few months, and is continuing to compromise information from 13,000 devices each day. Continue reading “Android Malware Gooligan puts 1 million Google accounts at risk”

Locky ransomware can affect you via Facebook and LinkedIn

Malware doesn’t always need to attack your computer through browser or OS based exploits. Sometimes, it’s the social networks themselves that can be the problem. An ongoing spam campaign is using boobytrapped image files to download and infect users with the Locky ransomware, Israeli security firm Check Point reports.

This works by taking advantage of flaws in the way Facebook and LinkedIn (among others) handle images in its bid to infect your PC. The security firm says that malware authors have identified vulnerabilities in the social networks that forcibly download a maliciously coded image file on the user’s computer, but in some cases, the user had to click on the image to download it. Continue reading “Locky ransomware can affect you via Facebook and LinkedIn”

Windows 10 is less secure than Windows 7 … with EMET

In direct contrast to Microsoft’s assertion that Windows 10 is its most secure operating system ever, the US-CERT Coordination Centre has warned that Windows 7 with EMET offers greater protection than Windows 10.

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a tool that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET uses security mitigation technologies as special protections and obstacles that an exploit author must defeat to exploit software vulnerabilities. Continue reading “Windows 10 is less secure than Windows 7 … with EMET”

iPhones users, Siri can help others access your contacts, messages and possibly nude pics

Your iPhone might not be as secure as you think – even when your device is locked and protected with a passcode.

A recently discovered security flaw affecting iOS 8.0 and up lets anyone bypass an iPhone’s password lock screen to access data including contact information, message logs as well as photos. The method is detailed in the YouTube video above by popular tech YouTuber iDeviceHelp and requires two things: physical access to the device and that Siri has been enabled on the lock screen. Continue reading “iPhones users, Siri can help others access your contacts, messages and possibly nude pics”

Three UK suffers major data breach : six million customers at risk, three men arrested

One of Britain’s biggest mobile phone companies, Three UK – which is responsible for 37% of all UK Mobile data- has admitted Thursday evening that their customer database was breached.  Three Mobile admitted that hackers have successfully accessed its customer upgrade database after using an employee login.

Up to six million of the company’s nine million customers could be at risk and that the data accessed included names, phone numbers, addresses and dates of birth, they also stated that no financial information was accessed. (Notice how everything is either ‘three’ or a multiple of ‘three’ ? Bad timing, I know.) Continue reading “Three UK suffers major data breach : six million customers at risk, three men arrested”

Huawei and ZTE come out about the Adups data leak

If you remember, there was a report yesterday that a fairly large number of Android smartphones in the US had been affected by a software called Adups, which according to Kryptowire (the security firm which discovered the software) was sending data from these devices back to servers in China.

BLU, an American manufactutrer, had already acknowledged yesterday that a number of their phones had been affected, but also dealt with through a software update, other manufacturers were simply mentioned, including OEMs  like ZTE and Huawei. Today, ZTE USA has confirmed that none of their phones in the U.S. have been affected by the Adups software.  Continue reading “Huawei and ZTE come out about the Adups data leak”

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