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Samsung
Samsung doesn’t have to offer updates for phones older than two years

Dutch consumer protection organization Consumentenbond took Samsung Netherlands to court, arguing that the company should provide updates and upgrades for their telephones …

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High-level vulnerabilities discovered in 84% of Android shopping apps

More than 84% of the shopping apps have three or more high-level security vulnerabilities, according to a security assessment by Appknox and Seworks. A total of 274 …

Fortnite
Fortnite is coming to Android, but malicious fake apps are already there

Android users eager to play the increasingly popular Fortnite survival game on their mobile devices are being targeted left and right with malicious apps masquerading as the …

Android
Google will force Android OEMs to push out security patches regularly

Android P, the ninth major version of the widely-used mobile OS, is expected to be released later this year. Google has already announced a slew of security and privacy …

Android explode
New Rowhammer attack can be used to hack Android devices remotely

Researchers from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam have demonstrated that it is possible to use a Rowhammer attack to remotely hack Android phones. What is a Rowhammer attack? …

eye
New targeted surveillance spyware found on Google Play

A new targeted surveillance app has been found and booted from Google Play. The app, named Dardesh, posed as a chat application and acted as a downloader for a second app that …

Android
Your Android phone says it’s fully patched, but is it really?

How do fully-maintained (i.e., patched) Android phones end up getting exploited? Searching for an answer to that question spurred security researchers to analyze thousands of …

Android P
Android P: Expected security and privacy improvements

Google has released a developer preview of the next version of Android, currently called “Android P.” Functional changes are many, but here’s an overview of …

Wire
Wire shares results of independent security audit of its secure messaging apps

When I last spoke to Alan Duric, co-founder and (at the time) CEO of the company developing secure messaging application Wire, he stressed the importance of independent and …

Android
Mobile banking Trojans spread confusion worldwide

Consumers around the world that use mobile banking apps are at a greater risk of being tricked by cybercriminals and falling victim to mobile banking theft. This is according …

Android
Millions of Android devices forced to mine Monero for crooks

No device is safe from criminals looking to make it stealthily mine cryptocurrency for them. However weak its processing power is, it still costs them nothing. With that in …

Android
Android devices roped into new Monero-mining botnet

A new Monero-mining bot sprang up several days ago and, in just a few days, has created a botnet consisting of over 7,000 Android devices, most of which are located in China …

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