Archive for the ‘Android hacking’ Category

New Flaws in Qualcomm Chips Expose Millions of Android Devices to Hacking

August 6th, 2019
A series of critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in Qualcomm chipsets that could allow hackers to compromise Android devices remotely just by sending malicious packets over-the-air with no user interaction. Discovered by security researchers from Tencent's Blade team, the vulnerabilities, collectively known as QualPwn, reside in the WLAN and modem firmware of Qualcomm chipsets that

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Severe Flaws in SHAREit Android App Let Hackers Steal Your Files

February 27th, 2019
Security researchers have discovered two high-severity vulnerabilities in the SHAREit Android app that could allow attackers to bypass device authentication mechanism and steal files containing sensitive from a victim's device. With over 1.5 billion users worldwide, SHAREit is a popular file sharing application for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac that has been designed to help people share

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Google Makes 2 Years of Android Security Updates Mandatory for Device Makers

October 25th, 2018
When it comes to security updates, Android is a real mess. Even after Google timely rolls out security patches for its Android platform, a major part of the Android ecosystem remains exposed to hackers because device manufacturers do not deliver patches regularly and on a timely basis to their customers. To deal with this issue, Google at its I/O Developer Conference May 2018 revealed the

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Google Adds Control-Flow Integrity to Beef up Android Kernel Security

October 12th, 2018
Google has added a new security feature to the latest Linux kernels for Android devices to prevent it against code reuse attacks that allow attackers to achieve arbitrary code execution by exploiting control-flow hijacking vulnerabilities. In code reuse attacks, attackers exploit memory corruption bugs (buffer overflows, type confusion, or integer overflows) to take over code pointers stored

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New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Friends

July 13th, 2017

After WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on the Google Play Store, this time targeting Android mobile users.

Dubbed LeakerLocker, the Android ransomware does not encrypt files on victim’s device, unlike traditional ransomware, rather it secretly collects personal images, messages and browsing history and

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New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Friends

July 13th, 2017

After WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on the Google Play Store, this time targeting Android mobile users.

Dubbed LeakerLocker, the Android ransomware does not encrypt files on victim’s device, unlike traditional ransomware, rather it secretly collects personal images, messages and browsing history and

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Google Patches 6 Critical Android Mediaserver Bugs in May Security Update

May 3rd, 2017

In Brief
Google has released its monthly security patches for Android this week, addressing 17 critical vulnerabilities, 6 of which affect Android Mediaserver component that could be used to execute malicious code remotely.

Besides patches for Mediaserver, Google also fixed 4 critical vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm components discovered in Android handsets, including Google’s Nexus 6P

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Learn Ethical Hacking Online – A to Z Training Bundle 2019

March 11th, 2017
Good news for you is that this week's THN Deals brings Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle that let you get started regardless of your experience level. The Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle will walk you through the very basic skills you need to start your journey towards becoming a professional ethical hacker. The 45 hours of course that includes total 384 in-depth lectures, usually cost $1,273, but

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More Firmware Backdoor Found In Cheap Android Phones

December 13th, 2016

Here’s some bad news for Android users again.

Certain low-cost Android smartphones and tablets are shipped with malicious firmware, which covertly gathers data about the infected devices, displays advertisements on top of running applications and downloads unwanted APK files on the victim’s devices.

Security researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Dr.Web have discovered two types of

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