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Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.

Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security – but seem to be built to spy on passing cellphone users, according to Popular Science.

PIN number: Police want codes on ALL devices

Police hope to work with leading mobile phone manufacturers such as Samsung to build in the requirement for a password or PIN number into ALL handsets to ‘target-harden’ devices.

Krysanec trojan: Android backdoor lurking inside legitimate apps

One of the most important pieces of advice we give Android users is to refrain from downloading applications from dubious sources and to stick to the official Google Play store, where malware does show up from time to time but is much better controlled, thanks to the Google Bouncer, than on alternative app stores.

Android security flaw gives bad apps super-powers

A new Android flaw potentially affecting up to 80% of users could leave handsets vulnerable to rogue apps – leapfrogging the defenses used to ensure malicious developers are kept out.

Android/Simplocker using FBI child-abuse warnings to scare victims into paying $300

Last time we wrote about Android/Simplocker – the first ransomware for Android that actually encrypts user files – we discussed different variants of the malware and various distribution vectors that we’ve observed. Android/Simplocker has proven to be an actual threat in-the-wild in spite of its weaknesses…

Android bug in most smartphones could let rogue apps run wild

Nearly all Android smartphones contain bugs which can allow rogue apps to ignore the Permissions used to control them, according to German security researchers.

Wi-Fi light bulbs in security alert over wireless blackout hack

A high-profile ‘connected’ lighting system had a critical vulnerability which allowed attackers to take control of the entire system, switching off light bulbs at will, and which could be executed by criminals within 100 feet of a home.

Android Wi-Fi bug broadcasts where you’ve been

A feature in newer Android phones puts users’ privacy at risk – effectively broadcasting an accurate location history over the air even when the handset’s screen is turned off, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Google Glass privacy – hack lets attackers ‘see through victim’s eyes’

A hack shown off by Dutch security researchers allows an attacker to ‘take over’ Google’s new Glass headset, and send pictures and videos from the frames’ built in camera, to another computer – in effect, seeing through their victim’s eyes

Android malware: how to keep your device safe from filecoders (and everything else)

When ESET researchers analyzed the first Android ransomware controlled via Tor, it showed how quickly Android malware is evolving to match its PC cousins. Thankfully, sensible use of your device should help keep you safe.

Android to power Space Station’s “Star Wars” floating robot

No one is too surprised to meet robots on the International Space Station – its Robonaut has posed for dozens of photos with astronauts – but a floating ball with an Android smartphone and multiple cameras aboard may turn heads.

Watch Dogs: How realistic is PS4 city-hack thriller?

In Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, a man out for vengeance chooses an odd weapon – a smartphone. Loaded with deadly apps, he blows up power stations, wrecks cars and stops trains. But how close to reality is it?

Spotify breached – but just one mystery user is hacked

Music streaming service Spotify has urged its Android users to upgrade to a new version of the app after “unauthorized access to our systems and internal company data” – but only one, unnamed person fell victim.

Spotify admite brecha de seguridad: actualízalo en Android

El popular servicio de música en streaming Spotify ha sufrido un acceso no autorizado a sus sistemas, así como a datos internos. Hasta el momento, sólo se confirmó que fueron expuestos los datos de un solo usuario, y que esto no incluyó ninguna contraseña o información financiera. Actualización 29/05/14, 11:19 hs.: Spotify envió a sus

Spyware en Android toma fotos con tu celular sin que lo notes

Así es: aplicaciones de Android pueden tomar fotografías con tu teléfono móvil sin que se muestre ninguna notificación, y no aparecerán en el listado de apps instaladas. Sin que te des cuenta de que fueron tomadas, las fotos pueden ser subidas a Internet y enviadas a un servidor privado. Este alarmante descubrimiento sobre spyware en

Android “eye spyware” takes photos without users knowing

Android users beware: a loophole in the mobile OS allows apps to take pictures without users knowing and upload them to the internet, a researcher has found.

Infografía: protégete del malware para Android

Es sabido que Android es la plataforma más popular en dispositivos móviles, al abarcar el 81% del mercado. Como consecuencia de esta popularidad, los ciberdelincuentes han comenzado a dedicar sus esfuerzos a desarrollar amenazas para este sistema operativo. Tal como se establecía en el informe Tendencias 2013: vertiginoso crecimiento de malware para móviles, las amenazas

Taint Tracking en Android: luchando contra el robo de identidad en smartphones

Como sabemos, el análisis dinámico de malware nos permite monitorear los eventos que caracterizan la ejecución de una aplicación e inferir el comportamiento del programa a partir de dichos eventos de una manera rápida, simple, y resistente a ofuscación de código e Ingeniería Inversa. Durante este análisis nos enfocamos en el estudio de los flujos de

AccelPrint: cómo rastrear un smartphone gracias a su acelerómetro

Investigadores de la Universidad de Illinois, South Carolina y Zhejiang han llevado a cabo una interesante investigación respecto a los acelerómetros de dispositivos móviles, gracias a la cual concluyeron que cada uno suele responder de forma distinta ante estímulos iguales. Esto permite construir una “huella digital” prácticamente única para cada uno de ellos, haciendo posible

Nuevos ransomware: el Virus de la Policía, ahora para Android

En 2012, el troyano conocido como “Virus de la Policía” afectó a cientos de usuarios en España, Europa y Latinoamérica, cuyas computadoras se bloqueaban al inicio mostrando un supuesto mensaje del Cuerpo Nacional de Policía; con la excusa de haber detectado accesos a páginas de pornografía infantil, solicitaba cierta cantidad de dinero para desbloquear el

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