A small selection of MediaTek based smartphones are vulnerable to a simple SMS exploit which causes them to reboot.
Security researchers at Ben Gurion University have demonstrated a networking related security vulnerability in Android which allows a malicious app to bypass an active VPN configuration and redirect the traffic to a different server.
Karsten Nohl, a German cryptographer with Security Research Labs, claims to have found an encryption flaw that could potentially affect millions of SIM cards, opening up a new route fraudsters.
The developers behind CyanogenMod, bless their hearts, have committed code to prevent exploitation of a second, recently discovered “master key” security bug.
The popular CyanogenMod ROM was updated to version 10.1.1 yesterday. But rather than adding new features, this latest update addresses several major Android security exploits.
With the help of a number of software researchers, the details of the Android exploit Bluebox reported earlier this week have been uncovered.
Samsung have released a statement regarding the recently discovered Exynos vulnerability. Today a spokesman said that they are aiming to have a fix for the problem out ‘as quickly as possible’.
Following up from yesterday’s Samsung security scare, XDA Developer Chainfire has created a fix for the root exploit affecting Exynos 4210- and 4412-based handsets. If you’re running one of the afflicted devices then this is information you can’t afford to miss.
We kept talking about Android malware these days, with various reports from security firms coming out to suggest that even more Android devices will be affected by malicious apps next year.