Browsing Category: Mobile Security

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Vulnerability in Viber Allows Intercept of Images, Videos

UPDATE – Viber, a messaging and VoIP application similar to WhatsApp, is in the middle of patching a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to view sensitive information shared between users like images, videos and location information.

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Google Changes Ciphers in OpenSSL for Chrome on Android

The emergence of mobile platforms such as iOS and Android have presented a number of challenges in terms of security. Not much can be done about some of these, like users leaving their phones in bars. But engineers at Google have been working on one of the thornier ones of late–how to provide solid encryption[...]

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Like Apple’s TouchID, Galaxy S5 Vulnerable to Fingerprint Hack

Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security, Privacy

Researchers published a video this week demonstrating that Samsung’s latest entry in the smartphone arena, the Galaxy S5, is vulnerable to a hack that as crude as may seem involves lifting and copying fingerprints to trick the phone’s sensor.

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Google Adds Continuous Monitoring of Android Apps

Google is adding a new security feature to Android designed to scan installed apps on a device and ensure that they’re not acting maliciously or taking unwanted actions. The system is built on Google’s existing app-verification model, which warns users if there’s a potential problem with an app they’re installing. The addition to Android’s security[...]

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