android-security

Friends! We looked at the Security Architecture of Android painstakingly in the previous post. Now, we will focus a bit on the security features of iOS and then do a bit of comparison with the security... of Android.

Some of the general security features of iOS includes the following: Geo location: If you lose your iPhone this feature is very handy. This feature in combination with MobileM...
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We all love Android. One of the major reasons we love it is the diversity of applications it provides us – the users. Undoubtedly,... Android is a very versatile and customizable OS because of its many applications. But, have you ever wondered how your personal info is protected by this OS itself? Aren’t you eager to get an insight...

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Android version 2.3 contains a data leak vulnerability, similar to that found in previous versions.

A computer security researcher at NC State University, Xuxian Jiang, has identified... a security vulnerability in the latest version of Google Android, version 2.3, also known as Gingerbread. The vulnerability gives attackers access to user data – similar to a vulnerability identif...

Adobe have recently announced that there is a security vulnerability in some of their software, including Flash for Android. In particular, Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.2 and earlier versions. It is worth... noting that Adobe is not currently aware of attacks targeting Flash, but our advice is to be safe and switch to on-demand plugins (Settings -> Enable Plug-ins -> On Demand).

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It’s a session of good news from Adobe right now. Not only have they fixed the security vulnerability effecting Android devices with Flash, but they may also be set to release a version of Adobe... AIR for Android in the not too distant future.

I am often asked what Adobe AIR actually is, in particular by gadget enthusiasts who are not super technical. Adobe AIR isn’t just a catchy na...

Kaspersky Lab, a firm specializing in security development, confirmed that it detected the first Trojan SMS app for Android smartphones.  The app, called Trojan-SMS.ANdroidOS.FakePlayer.a, is disguised... as a media player and prompts users to install its 13KB .APK application file.  The Trojan is SMS-based and sends text messages to premium messaging service phone numbers that results in large phone bill...

At a recent software security conference called Def Con, Nicholas Percoco, head of Spider Labs, basically revealed how easy it is for an Android hacker to grab hold of your personal information, SMS,... make calls and even grab your location. The whole thing allegedly took them two weeks to build.

“There are people who are much more motivated to do these things than we are,” he adde...

Over the last few days there have been a number of blog posts and reports stating that ‘20% of Android Applications threaten privacy’ or ‘pose a potential privacy threat’. These... sensational headlines came about after SMobile Systems published a white paper stating that this was the case (having done research to prove it). What has subsequently become clear is that SMobile System...

An article at Internet Storm Center published yesterday warns of  Malware on the HTC Hagic. Panda Security came across the infection when one of their employees baught a brand new Vodafone Android... device and plugged it into their Windows based computer. Analysis of the malware revealed that it was a Mariposa bot client. In a blog post at Panda Security, researcher Pedro Bustamante said, “...

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Uh oh, a security flaw that allows unauthorized access to a locked Motorola DROID has been discovered rather haphazardly by desperate folks who were locked out of their phone. After 20 incorrect tries... at entering the proper unlock sequence, an Android handset will lock itself, requiring the user to enter their Google account information. Sounds nice and easy, except there is a bug in older Android ph...