Browsing Category: Mobile Security

Back-and-Forth With Google Led to Disclosure of Android Browser Flaw

The researcher who originally discovered the same-origin policy bypass in the Android browser said he reported the vulnerability to Google some time ago, but that the company’s Android security team said it was unable to reproduce the issue. Rafay Baloch said he first reported the vulnerability to Google on Aug. 13, informing the company’s Android[...]

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Apple CEO Defends iMessage Security

Despite research published last year that demonstrated that Apple has the ability to decrypt users iMessages if it so chooses, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company does not hold the encryption key for those messages and couldn’t even produce the plaintext in response to a government order. In an interview on The Charlie[...]

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Flaw in Android Browser Allows Same Origin Policy Bypass

There’s a serious vulnerability in pre-4.4 versions of Android that allows an attacker to read the contents of other tabs in a browser when a user visits a page the attacker controls. The flaw is present in a huge percentage of the Android devices in use right now, and there’s now a Metasploit module available[...]

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Mozilla Adding Granular App Permissions to Firefox OS

Mozilla is set to add a feature to its mobile Firefox OS that will give users the ability to revoke any application’s permissions on a granular basis. Firefox OS is the open source operating system that Mozilla built for smartphones. The software runs on a variety of devices from manufacturers such as Alcatel, ZTE and[...]

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Authentication Bypass Bug Fixed in BlackBerry Z10

There’s a remotely exploitable authentication bypass vulnerability in the BlackBerry Z10 phone that affects the service that lets users share files with machines on a wireless network. The bug could allow an attacker to steal users’ personal data or hit them with targeted malware.

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