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Gaining a Remote Shell on Android

Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security, Videos

The security of Android devices has come under quite a lot of scrutiny in recent months, with researchers identifying various root exploits and permission leaks that could be exploited. In this video, researcher Thomas Cannon of ViaForensics demonstrates a method for setting up a remote shell on an Android device without using any exploits or vulnerabilities. The method works on various versions of Android, up to and including Gingerbread.


Twenty Something Asks Facebook For His File And Gets It – All 1,200 Pages

Be careful of what you ask for. That’s a lesson that Max Schrems of Vienna, Austria, learned the hard way when he sent a formal request to Facebook citing European law and asking for a copy of every piece of personal information that the world’s largest social network had collected on him.


Universal Computer Authentication to Fight Spam

Spam has been a scourge on the Internet for more than 15 years now, and many plans and technologies have emerged to try and fight it. Some have worked well, others have failed miserably. In this video, MIchael Kaplan presents a proposal for authenticating every mail transfer agent on the Web as a way of identifying all spam messages.


Microsoft: Emergency IE Patch Coming

[img_assist|nid=2755|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Microsoft has started dropping broad hints that an emergency patch for Internet Explorer will be released very soon to counter targeted attacks and the publication of exploit code for a “browse and you’re owned” vulnerability in its flagship Web browser.