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.
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'my Xperia' mobile security service when Sony rolled it out in beta form back in late-January. As of today however, it looks like the service is now rolling out on a global basis. Basically, it seems as if Sony has removed the beta tag and they will have it available for all 2012/2013 Xperia devices sometime over the "next few weeks."
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.
Sony previously trademarked the term "my Xperia" and while it seemed logical to think they were planning to roll-out a service of some kind or another, it wasn't until today that we got that answer. In short, Sony has launched the my Xperia remote security service. The one catch, Sony has launched it as a beta and as of right now -- the availability is limited.
Google will soon replace the way we use passwords to authenticate ourselves on computers, Gmail, mobile devices and more in favor of something more secure. What could that be? NFC. Imagine tapping an NFC ring on your finger to your laptop or smartphone to sign in. Interesting right?
XDA Developers Forum member has discovered that S Memo stores Google user names and passwords in plain text. He happened upon this while he was going through his SQLite files on his Samsung Galaxy S III, and promptly took to the Developers Forum to talk about it. Another user, one ViViDboarder, replied saying that those files can only be viewed if the device is rooted and would otherwise be inaccessible.
released new research today detailing the biggest threats faced by Android users, and while most of it is familiar information, there are some fiendishly innovative new forms of malware and other malicious apps that users should be aware of. Chief among them is the "Premium rate number billing scam".
Google removed around two dozen applications from the market because of more Malware and virus problems. Apparently there were leftovers from the "DroidDreamLight" malware and Google had to flip the switch and remove them for our protection. It looks like more details are emerging about another version that works just the same way and they are calling this "DroidKungFu".