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”

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Pork Explosion : Another critical vulnerability that affects several Android smartphones

Smartphone security has been a hot topic in the industry and even more so, most of the fear for compromised security is targeted towards Android, that’s fact, whether it deserves that or not is up for debate. In the previous months we’ve seen Quadrooter exploits and then Dresscode malware among others, while none of those were as big a problem as they were initially made out to be, they were real problems and with the state of android fragmentation, most of the devices have not and will not be receiving any updates to seal those security holes.

Luckily though, Google works behind the scenes to ensure such threats don’t pose an issue. However, now we have another security hole that is said to be critical.  Continue reading “Pork Explosion : Another critical vulnerability that affects several Android smartphones”

Samsung Pay Vulnerability allows Hackers to make Fraudulent Transactions

The token-based payment system developed by Samsung called Samsung Pay is vulnerable to credit fraud as hackers can use the tokens generated to carry out transactions remotely, ZDNet reports.

Samsung Pay is a magnetic-based contactless system that was created in order to do away with the need for entering your credit card details anywhere. This system comes as a standard in some newer Samsung phones and works by means of translating credit card data into tokens.

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900 Million+ Android Phones affected with Quadrooter Flaw, How to Check your Phone

What is Quadrooter?

Quadrooter, as the name suggests, is a set of four vulnerabilities affecting Android devices running on Qualcomm chipsets. So using any of these four vulnerabilities, an attacker can exploit a device by gaining root access to users’ phone. It is reported that over 900 million Android devices running on these Qualcomm chipsets. Qualcomm also launched the new Snapdragon 821 recently, which is upto 10 percent powerful than the 820.

Continue reading “900 Million+ Android Phones affected with Quadrooter Flaw, How to Check your Phone”

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