Yahoo Mail infected?

Yesterday, I wrote about evidence that suggested the existence of an Android botnet which was under control of spammers and is being used to send out spam via Yahoo! Mail. The accusation came... from Terry Zink over at Microsoft.

Of course, once Google heard about this, they weren’t too happy! The creators of¬†Android issued the following statement: “The evidence does not sup...

Yahoo-Mail-infected

Cyber security experts from Microsoft have spotted real-world examples of spam email sent, not from a dedicated spam server, but from Android phones. The spam being sent... is the run-of-the-mill type trying to sell fake Rolex watches and other items (which can’t be mentioned in polite conversation) and their existence implies that the spammers have control of an...

Researchers at NC State University have found a weakness in the Android framework (meaning the Android GUI and services, not the underlying Linux kernel) which has allowed them to create a proof-of-concept... prototype rootkit that can alter which apps are launched when an icon is tapped. The result is that malware could easily install fake apps which look and feel the same as normal apps but which steal informati...

Kindle Fire

Google’s Nexus 7 is the tablet to beat at the moment and Amazon knows it. There have been long running rumors that Amazon is preparing to release a refresh of its Kindle Fire line and... Amazon has an uphill battle if it wants to beat Google. With the launch of the Nexus 7, Google is using its brand name, technology, and its content (apps, games, music, movies)¬†to woo users to its d...

nexus 7 vs kindle fire

Although Android hasn’t made huge inroads into¬†Apple’s¬†dominance¬†in the circa 10-inch tablet market, it has carved itself a nice niche in the 7-inch sector. The leader of this... category is Amazon with its 7-inch Kindle Fire. However, that could all be about to change now that Google has announced (and is very close to shipping) its Nexus 7 tablet.

Google has executed...

credit card

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German security researcher Thomas Skora has developed an app that can read the details off a contactless credit / bank card using an NFC-enabled (near field communications)... handset. The app, which appeared briefly in Google Play before Google removed it, can read the card number, issue date, expiry date, and bank code from contactless cards.

Skora was only able to test h...

AMD+ARM

The humble central processing unit (CPU) has been powering our computing devices for decades and the changes and innovations seen over the years have been nothing but¬†astounding. But the big CPU companies... aren’t resting on their laurels. Recently AMD and Intel have made¬†announcements¬†which give us a¬†tantalizing¬†taste of what could be to come. First up, AMD has announced that it will start including¬...

Kindle Fire

[Update] Amazon has issued a press release officially announcing the launch of the Amazon Appstore in several European countries. Read the full press release below.

Amazon has made some... significant changes to its Appstore developer portal as it prepares to start selling¬†apps outside of the U.S. According to a message posted for app developers, “Apps will be made available for di...

dark-nebula-ep1

If you like labyrinth or tilt-to-control Android games, then Dark Nebula is a must-try. With over 6,000,000 (yes, you read that right) downloads on iOS, Dark Nebula РEpisode One is... now available for Android devices.

In Dark Nebula, you control a small disk by tilting your device to navigate through eleven levels that will have you avoiding lasers, spikes, and drops. To...

winzip android app

If you used Windows between 1991 and 2001 then you have probably heard of (and used) WinZip.

Before Microsoft built the ability to unzip files into Windows XP, and before 7zip, WinZip was the... de facto way to handle .zip files. Wind forward another ten years and WinZip is still around and it is now no longer just confined to Windows. There is WinZip for Mac, WinZip for iOS, and now WinZip fo...