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Over half of all the Android devices in the world have unpatched security vulnerabilities

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In the Apple ecosystem it is the engineers at Cupertino who fix and supply updates to iOS for everyone, all over the world, all at the same time. But in the Android ecosystem, Google made a change to the code and then that has to filter through to the carriers and/or the manufacturers, who then publish updates for the phones. Do you think the carriers and manufacturers are abandoning customers with older phones and leaving them open to attacks by hackers?

DARPA-funded app shows you the security holes on your Android device

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A new Android application, developed with funding from DARPA, aims to show users precisely what security holes there are on their Android devices. Called X-Ray, the app was created by Duo Security, and is now available for download at XRay.io as a standalone APK. What X-Ray does is analyze your Android system and look for known vulnerabilities, including privilege escalation bugs. According to X-Ray, “Such vulnerabilities can be exploited by a malicious application to gain root privileges on a device and perform actions that would normally be restricted by the Android operating system. A number of such vulnerabilities have been…

Galaxy S3’s inner beauty exposed thanks to intrepid X-Ray technician

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Do you love teardowns? I do too, but the thought of losing a beautiful device in the process is always making me a bit sad. Call me sentimental, but I wished there was a more humane, non-invasive way to see what makes my Samsung Galaxy S3 tick… Well, there is. Engadget reader alexcaron works with mammography machines, and, in his spare time, he likes to shoot bursts of X-rays at consumer devices, such as the iPad, Galaxy Tab 10.1, or the Nexus S. The results are beautiful, ethereal images of the innards of our beloved gadgets, which reveal many of…