The Lollipop version of Android enhances its use of SE Linux, bringing application enforcement to the kernel level, and turns on device encryption by default.
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A new iteration of the Android ransomware Koler has surfaced that’s propagating through SMS messages.
Samsung has answered a researcher’s critique of alleged encryption and password weaknesses in early version of its Knox technology on Galaxy and Note devices.
A research report claims that Samsung’s Knox containers store PIN data in clear text. The report comes shortly after the NSA endorsed Galaxy devices for agency use.
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the recent movement toward default encryption of smartphones and other devices could “lead us to a very, very dark place.” Echoing comments made by law enforcement officials for the last several decades, Comey said that the advanced cryptosystems available today threaten to cripple the ability of intelligence and law[…]
BlackBerry has patched a vulnerability in its BlackBerry 10 devices that could allow an attacker to intercept users’ traffic to and from the BlackBerry World app store and potentially install malware on a targeted device. The vulnerability is a weakness in the integrity checking system that BlackBerry uses to verify the apps that users download.[…]
The changes that both Google and Apple have made to their mobile operating systems to encrypt the data on users’ devices have generated praise from the security and privacy communities and vitriol and criticism from the law enforcement and political worlds in equal measure.
There is another same-origin policy bypass vulnerability in the Android browser in versions prior to 4.4 that allows an attacker to steal data from a user’s browser.
An iOS espionage Trojan has been discovered spying on jailbroken Apple devices, primarily used against pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.
Secure smartphone manufacturer Blackphone announced today that it has launched a bug bounty program hosted on the Bugcrowd platform.