mobile device hacking

Android Application Allows Remote Access – No Permissions Required

Mobile security researchers at the firm Viaforensics say they have created a malicious mobile application that requires the phone user to grant no permissions during installation, but could give remote attackers the ability to install and execute malicious code on mobile devices running the Android operating system.

Removing CarrierIQ Is A Really Bad Idea For Most Mobile Phone Users

The controversy over stealthy monitoring software by CarrierIQ has raised important questions about user privacy and business ethics in the Brave New World of smart phones, tablets and the like. In the uproar over CarrierIQ’s surreptitious monitoring of mobile phone users, various tools have appeared that claim to be able to detect the software. However – removing CarrierIQ from your phone is another matter entirely. And,while some sites have offered instructions on doing so, Kaspersky Lab researcher Tim Armstrong said that, for all but a few mobile phone hardware experts, doing a CarrierIQ-pendectomy is a bad idea. 

Firm Claims To Break Blackberry Device Password

Research in Motion’s phones are considered the premiere maker of enterprise-grade mobile devices. But now a Russian firm says that a forensics tool it developed can reliably crack strong passwords used to secure the company’s BlackBerry phones.

It wasn’t long ago – just a month in fact – that Apple’s iOS mobile operating system was being called the ‘Most secure’ OS. Period.’ A few weeks later, and the security of that OS has fallen (again) to the talents of Comex, an as-yet-unnamed mobile device hacker whose work is attracting kudos from some of the world’s top hackers, vulnerability researchers and exploit writers. 

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