Google is breaking its silence and is claiming, at least based on data it has collected, that the media hype about Android malware may actually be a bit unwarranted.
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Firefox for Android has an alarming security issue. Developer Sebastian Guerrero Selma has successfully used Firefox to pull data from the storage of an Android device, as well as access the content of privately stored data within the browser.
security of their device. The details are coming by way of Spiegel who have said that "it is possible for the NSA to tap most sensitive data held" on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. The accessible data looks to include contact lists, text messages, notes and your location history.
announcement that disclosed a security vulnerability on the Android platform that lead to insecure Bitcoin wallets. The Android security team investigated the issue and has published details about the bug as well as an upcoming fix.
CyanogenMod 10.1 there is another update ready and available. This latest, not to be confused with the one that arrived earlier in the week, will bring your handset up to version 10.1.2. That previous update dealt with the Master Key exploit whereas this one is dealing with a different but similar exploit. The short story here, CyanogenMod users will want to grab this update.
CyanogenMod update has come available. This update will bring your handset up to version 10.1.1, but instead of arriving with a changelog full of new features, this one arrived with a few key bug fixes. More specifically, some security related bug fixes -- including a fix for the "Master Key" exploit that has recently been brought to light by Bluebox Security.
Master Key exploit recently and it seems to be a popular topic amongst Android users. The original reports are saying this could have affected about 900 million devices. The exploit had been around for several years now, dating back the release of Android 1.6 Donut.
initial reports were shown to affect the Galaxy Note II, however it was later revealed that the same bypass could be done on the Galaxy S III. For those who missed that previous report, it was shown that you could briefly bypass the device lockscreen and that there was the potential to gain access to certain types of desktop icons or widgets. Well, good news has arrived for anyone that may have been worried.