These days, the smartphone is more than just a means of communication. Every day we use it to communicate with friends and family, message social networks, browse the web. There are also more specific tasks – accessing our bank account, online shopping, taking photos and videos, streaming, and much more. Your smartphone is the key… Continue reading Five Easy Smartphone Security Tips to Keep It Safe From Hackers
Android Devices Can Be Monitored Using Motion Sensors
A group of scientists from five American universities has developed a side-channel EarSpy attack that can be used to eavesdrop on Android devices: recognize the gender and identity of the caller, and also partially parse the contents of the conversation. Eavesdrop can be carried out using motion sensors that are able to capture the reverberation… Continue reading Android Devices Can Be Monitored Using Motion Sensors
Android Malware. Is Malware on Android Phone Possible?
Android malware is a common name for all malicious software present in Android. This OS appears not only on phones but also on a vast majority of IoT devices. Things like smart fridges, irons, coffee machines, and microwave ovens run Android as well and are vulnerable to the same malicious programs. What is Android malware,… Continue reading Android Malware. Is Malware on Android Phone Possible?
Spyware vs. Stalkerware: What’s the difference?
Fraudsters develop various methods to penetrate the property of others, so there are different types of attacks and threats. In this article, we will look at what spyware and stalkerware are, their differences, and how to avoid these programs penetrating your device. What is Spyware? Spyware is well known to the public, whereas stalkerware is… Continue reading Spyware vs. Stalkerware: What’s the difference?
Google Report Companies Creating Mobile Spyware for Governments
Google Reveals An Italian Company to Sell Android and iOS Spyware to Governments In its blog, Google has published a report revealing that multiple companies have been crafting and selling spyware exploiting mobile devices’ zero-day vulnerabilities discovered by Google specialists last year. The post includes code fragments from the disputed malware. Over 30 companies turned… Continue reading Google Report Companies Creating Mobile Spyware for Governments
Critical Vulnerability in UNISOC Devices Patched
UNISOC-chip Android Phones are Vulnerable to Remote Modem-Targeting Attacks In May 2022, the UNISOC company was informed by Check Point Research specialists about a critical vulnerability present in UNISOC chipset devices. The flaw was confirmed by the manufacturer and patched. The vulnerability revelation happened after reverse-engineering of UNISOC LTE protocols (long-term evolution, wireless connection standard… Continue reading Critical Vulnerability in UNISOC Devices Patched
Microsoft Experts Found Vulnerabilities in Pre-Installed Android Applications
Microsoft experts have found four serious vulnerabilities in pre-installed Android applications, namely in the framework used by Android applications of several major international mobile service providers. Vulnerabilities were discovered in the platform of mce Systems, an Israeli company that provides software for mobile operators. Let me remind you that we also wrote that About 8%… Continue reading Microsoft Experts Found Vulnerabilities in Pre-Installed Android Applications
Google Replaces APK with Android App Bundle Format
Google developers announced that since August 2021, all new applications downloaded to the Google Play Store will have to use the new Android App Bundles (AAB) format, instead of the familiar APK (Android PacKage) that has been used in Android since 2008. The company explains that AAB is a more versatile, “batch” format that will… Continue reading Google Replaces APK with Android App Bundle Format
In LastPass for Android found seven built-in trackers
German cybersecurity expert Mike Kuketz noticed that the LastPass Android app has seven trackers that monitor users. The researcher builds his findings on the report of the non-profit organization Exodus, which is described as an initiative “led by hacktivists, the goal of which is to help people understand the problems of tracking in Android applications.”… Continue reading In LastPass for Android found seven built-in trackers
Hackers infected the Android emulator NoxPlayer with malware
UPDATE: BigNox contacted us and said that they “contacted cybersecurity firm ESET to determine the root cause of the issue,” and at this point “fixed all issues.” ESET has released an update to the article stating that hackers have infected the android NoxPlayer emulator with malware, and we are also adding following information: “BigNox stated… Continue reading Hackers infected the Android emulator NoxPlayer with malware