Google’s Android security team has turned a corner with 8.0 Oreo, reducing the attack surface, compartmentalizing components and beefing up protection against rogue apps.
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The Equifax data breach saga so far, a Google HTTPS warnings paper, cryptocurrency mining at the Pirate Bay, and bringing machine learning to passwords are all discussed.
Android phones not running the latest Oreo OS are vulnerable to a high-severity “toast” overlay attack.
Researchers find six previously unknown memory corruption and unlock-bypass vulnerabilities in major chipset vendors’ firmware code.
Google fixed 81 vulnerabilities, including 13 critical remote code execution bugs, in the September edition of its Android Security Bulletin on Tuesday.
The Onliner spambot, Google’s forthcoming Not Secure warnings for Chrome, the WireX botnet, Sarahah privacy and more are discussed.
Google began sending out notices to site owners this month who haven’t yet migrated from HTTP to HTTPS warning them that in October their sites will be marked “NOT SECURE.”
A large botnet of Android devices called WireX is responsible for large-scale application-layer DDoS attacks against businesses in the hospitality, porn and gambling industries.
More than 500 Android mobile apps have been removed from Google Play after it was discovered that an embedded advertising SDK called Igenix could be leveraged to quietly install spyware on devices.
IBM researchers have demonstrated a filesystem-level version of the Rowhammer attack against MLC NAND flash memory.