Browsing Category: Mobile Security

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Apple Extends Two-Factor Authentication to iCloud

Apple finally has enabled two-factor authentication for its iCloud storage service, more than a year and a half after the company first turned the protective measure on for iTunes purchases and Apple ID.

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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.

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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.

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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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Users in Dark about Permissions Granted to Mobile Apps

Categories: Mobile Security, Privacy

A report from the UK’s ICO says that permissions given to mobile apps often far exceed what’s necessary, and that privacy policies are hardly apparent to users downloading apps.

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Vulnerabilities in Android Apps That Allow Intercept of Messages, Photos Outlined

Privacy Vulnerabilities in Popular Android Apps Disclosed

Researchers from the University of New Haven have taken to Youtube this week to publicize vulnerabilities in a dozen Android apps, including Instagram, Vine and OKCupid.

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Side-Channel Android Weakness Likely on Other Platforms

Researchers have discovered a weakness in Android that is likely present in other leading operating systems that can be abused and lead to information leakage.

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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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