Vulnerabilities in Stagefright, which processes media formats in Android, put 950 million devices at risk to remote attacks.
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A few days after issuing a patch and reassuring owners that the attack that shut down the transmission and other systems remotely on a Jeep was not a huge risk, Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall nearly 1.5 million vehicles as a result of the bug exposed in the research. The recall is the result of[…]
Car hacking is a relatively new phenomenon, but it is evolving at a frighteningly quick pace. While just a year or two ago security researchers were still trying to work out exactly how the internal electronics and communications gear in vehicles works, now a pair of researchers has discovered a method to compromise some Chrysler vehicles remotely[…]
Hardware hacker Samy Kamkar has developed an anonymization device called ProxyGambit that improves upon ProxyHam, the device that was supposed to be unveiled at DEF CON.
There’s a severe vulnerability in the way that all versions of Android handle the restoration of backups that can allow an attacker to inject a malicious APK file into the backup archive.
The Gunpoder Android malware has co-opted a Nintendo NES game emulator and hides inside the Airpush ad library, researchers at Palo Alto Networks said.
Google has pulled a malicious click fraud app from Google Play that spoofs the popular BatteryBot Pro app.
Many smartphones manufactured by LG contain a vulnerability that can allow an attacker to replace an APK file with a malicious file of his choice. The problem is the result of several conditions on LG phones. Like other manufacturers, LG includes custom apps on its handsets, which are not available through the normal Google Play[…]
Amazon patched three vulnerabilities in its Fire Phone, two of which allow for silent certificate installations.
Google’s decision to limit its Android Security Rewards program to Nexus devices could have security consequences for non-Nexus device users.