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Android devices hijacked by Chinese company for guaranteed Clicks around the world


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A mobile app development company has been identified as the perpetrator of distributing malicious applications globally and hacking the Android phones of users on whose devices these apps are installed. The apps grant complete access to the Android devices of the users and the attackers can gain total control over these devices. These malware apps […]
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Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Could Bypass “Screen Lock” Of Android 5.0 (CVE-2015-3860)


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UT Austin ISO (Information Security Office) has detected a bug in Android 5.x that allows hackers to bypass the locked screen of the phone and access the home screen or other functions of the phone. For the purpose of the attack however the attacker must have physical access to the phone and the screen should […]
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Stagefright Security patch leaves more than 950 million Android devices vulnerable hacked by a text- CVE-2015-3824


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Stagefright Security patch leaves more than 950 million devices vulnerable hacked by a text The Stagefright vulnerability allows attacker to hack a phone with a text. Wiki (CVE-2015-3824) The patch issued by Google for Stagefright doesn’t fix the vulnerability leaving more than 95% of the Android devices vulnerable. The Android devices running version 2.2 to […]
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Android serialization vulnerability (CVE-2015-3825) gives super user status to a underprivileged user


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IBM researchers have identified that more than 55% of Android users appeared to have impacted with Android serialization vulnerability – CVE-2015-3825.  This basically means Android versions 4.3 and newer are vulnerable to this vulnerability. An advanced attackers could exploit this vulnerability to give a malicious app with no or least privileges the ability to become a super […]
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Android’s Certifi-Gate remote access securit vulnerability exploited in the wild – Checkpoint


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Last week Check Point discovered Certifi-Gate-based vulnerability which could take complete control of Android devices. This serious security vulnerability has made millions of Android devices vulnerable and are open in the wild.The mRTS plugin allows malicious applications to gain  privileged access rights, even if your device is not rooted . The vulnerability is in the authorization […]
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Android Bug can trap your phone to Endless Reboot – CVE-2015-3823


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Android McAfee
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Researchers from McAfee have discovered a new vulnerability that can allow an attacker to perform DoS attack on Android media-server program. When the malicious app is set to restart, this can trap the Android device in a loop making the device unusable. This can drain all the battery as well. This affects Android 4.0.1 Jelly […]
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Remote Code Execution vulnerability on Google store allows Hackers to remotely install malware apps on your Android Device


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Researchers from Metaspolit have discovered a major flow on devices running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) & prior versions that no longer receive official security updates from Android security team for WebView. Webview is one of core component for Google store. Attackers can easily install the malware app and perform malicious actions. Due to a lack […]
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Adware found in Google play Apps infects Milions of Android Users


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Malware on Android is not new anymore but this time adware has taken over Google play with approx 10 million  downloads. Avast researchers have identified three apps that might have millions of downloads. The  apps identified are “Durak card game app”, “IQ Test” app and “Russian History” app from three different developers performing the same […]
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Dendroid – Next Generation Crime-ware toolkit targeting Android


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Dendroid, the next generation Crimeware toolkit which can  convert apps to malware , is available in underground market for only $300. It also comes with a 24 hour support if you are stuck up on your way.  Symantec mentioned that this is evolution of AndroRAT( first ever malware APK binder). Dendroid is a HTTP RAT that […]
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Facebook Advertising “Suggested Posts” delivers Android Malware


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Researchers have identified a tricky Android malware spreading via facebook advertising. When Facebook is accessed from an Android device, users may see messages under Facebook adverting under “Suggested Post”. Some of the identified ads read as “WhatsApp tips like: “Want to know how to see your contacts’ chats on WhatsApp?” “Want to hide your WhatsApp […]
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