Posts Tagged ‘Android vulnerability’

Cyber securityA botnet, called Qbot, to have infected over 500,000 systems.

Proofpoint security researchers have published an analysis that exposes the inner workings of a cybercrime operation targeting online banking credentials for banks in the United States and Europe.

According to Proofpoint, attacks by type drive-by-dovnload carried out with the help of compromised sites on the WordPress platform. (more…)

Android Hacked

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Major Android Bug is a Privacy Disaster

The vulnerability allows to intercept the current session cookies and gain complete control over the user’s session.

In the Metasploit (popular among security researchers a set of tools for penetration testing), appeared a new module that allows to exploit a dangerous vulnerability in a 75% of all smartphones based on Android operating system. The flaw makes it possible to intercept web-pages which viewed victim. It is reported by The Register.

We are talking about the vulnerability CVE-2014-6041, affecting the Android 4.2.1 (and earlier versions). To discover its managed 1 September, according to researcher Tod Beardsley (a developer for the Metasploit security toolkit), who called the flaw a “privacy disaster”. (more…)

Android HackedThe possibility of infiltration by malware on android phones remains real. Antivirus applications were touted as possible solutions for attacks on android gadgets. However, their effectiveness remains a debatable question. One of the reasons for this uncertainty is that malwares are mostly packaged, albeit under camouflage, with apps that you choose to install because you need them. There is need, therefore, to identify an android secure system that will be fool proof on your gadget.

So What Are the Best Ways To Secure Android?

One of the basic rules of firm that you need to employ to protect your android is to ensure that you are vigilant when downloading updates. You must carry out a background search to ascertain what you are installing. One of the best ways to secure android gadgets is to simply avoid unknown sources when updating or downloading anything. Sideloading is a popular term in software and download circles. It is used to refer to downloading game and apps from sources other than Google Play. Whereas a few app stores are genuine, many are phony, and generate loads of malwares that bedevil android gadgets. Do not install apps on request, or from random sources. Turn off automatic updates, especially those from unknown sources. Check your android to ensure that the unknown sources tab is unmarked. If by chance you wish to download an app from other sources you are sure of, uncheck the unknown sources box once you are through with the download. It can be observed that the best ways to secure android are easy to master. (more…)

Android HackedIn more than 50% Android-devices have serious vulnerabilities that remain uncorrected because mobile operators are often not in a hurry to release updates to the software, according to an expert in the field of mobile security.

“Since the launch of X-Ray (special Android-application that allows to check the system for vulnerabilities), we were able to collect data on more than 20 thousand Android-devices worldwide. Based on these data, in more than half of the analyzed devices running Android have vulnerabilities that can be exploited malicious applications or cyber-criminals ” – wrote in his blog, a specialist company Duo Security Jon Oberheide. (more…)

Android HackedIn just three years, no one famous mobile operating system of Google, from an outsider into a leader in the mobile OS. But after the popularity came not only famous programmers and virus writers have flooded the Internet lots of malware that can still be found even in the repository Google Play. What is this, a total vulnerability Android or just a consequence of popularity?

The first malicious application for Android was written in June 2010 by researchers from Trustwave company and presented at a conference DEF CON. In August of the same year, “Kaspersky Lab” found the first SMS Trojan for Android called FakePlayer, which devastated the victim’s account by sending short messages to premium numbers. In the following year began a boom viruses for Android of all shades and colorings, viruses are becoming more complex and refined. By the end of 2011, analysts have confirmed that 65% of mobile viruses is hit Android, and the overall growth rate has already exceeded the number of viruses hundred percent. (more…)