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Signal Messenger Bug Lets Callers Auto-Connect Calls Without Receivers' Interaction

Signal Messenger Bug Lets Callers Auto-Connect Calls Without Receivers' Interaction

October 04, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Almost every application contains security vulnerabilities, some of which you may find today, but others would remain invisible until som...
New 0-Day Flaw Affecting Most Android Phones Being Exploited in the Wild

New 0-Day Flaw Affecting Most Android Phones Being Exploited in the Wild

October 04, 2019Mohit Kumar
Another day, another revelation of a critical unpatched zero-day vulnerability, this time in the world's most widely used mobile oper...
Exploit Reseller Offering Up To $2.5 Million For Android Zero-Days

Exploit Reseller Offering Up To $2.5 Million For Android Zero-Days

September 04, 2019Wang Wei
Well, there's some good news for hackers and vulnerability hunters, though terrible news for Google, Android device manufacturers, and t...
Google Makes 2 Years of Android Security Updates Mandatory for Device Makers

Google Makes 2 Years of Android Security Updates Mandatory for Device Makers

October 25, 2018Mohit Kumar
When it comes to security updates, Android is a real mess. Even after Google timely rolls out security patches for its Android platform...
Popular Android Phone Manufacturers Caught Lying About Security Updates

Popular Android Phone Manufacturers Caught Lying About Security Updates

April 13, 2018Mohit Kumar
Android ecosystem is highly broken when it comes to security, and device manufacturers (better known as OEMs) make it even worse by not p...
Millions of Android Devices Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Remotely

Millions of Android Devices Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Remotely

July 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
Google has released its latest monthly security update for Android devices, including a serious bug in some Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets that...
Google Won't Patch A Critical Android Flaw Before ‘Android O’ Release

Google Won't Patch A Critical Android Flaw Before ‘Android O’ Release

May 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
Millions of Android smartphones are at serious risk of "screen hijack" vulnerability that allows hackers to steal your password...
This Android Malware Can Root Your Device And Erase Everything

This Android Malware Can Root Your Device And Erase Everything

February 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A new Android malware has been making waves recently that have the capability to gain root access on your smartphone and completely eras...
Google releases Security Patch for Android Stagefright 2.0 Vulnerability

Google releases Security Patch for Android Stagefright 2.0 Vulnerability

October 06, 2015Wang Wei
Google reportedly fixed the latest round of Stagefright vulnerabilities in Android, pushing its latest over-the-air (OTA) update to Nex...
Stagefright Bug 2.0 — One Billion Android SmartPhones Vulnerable to Hacking

Stagefright Bug 2.0 — One Billion Android SmartPhones Vulnerable to Hacking

October 01, 2015Mohit Kumar
Attention Android users! More than 1 Billion Android devices are vulnerable to hackers once again – Thanks to newly disclosed two ne...
New Android Vulnerable Lets Hackers Take Over Your Phone

New Android Vulnerable Lets Hackers Take Over Your Phone

August 24, 2015Khyati Jain
This time Everything is Affected! Yet another potentially dangerous vulnerability has reportedly been disclosed in the Google'...
Another Critical Flaw Affecting Almost All Android Devices

Another Critical Flaw Affecting Almost All Android Devices

August 18, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Two weeks ago, we reported about a critical mediaserver vulnerability that threatened to crash more than 55 percent of Android devices,...
Yet another Android vulnerability Discovered; Affects 55% Users

Yet another Android vulnerability Discovered; Affects 55% Users

August 11, 2015Wang Wei
It seems like there isn’t any end to Android security flaws. After the discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability that allowed hackers ...
"Certifi-Gate" Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Take Complete Control of Your Device

"Certifi-Gate" Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Take Complete Control of Your Device

August 07, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Android users are busy fighting with Stagefright vulnerability while the popular mobile operating system faces another critical securit...
How to Hack Millions of Android Phones Using Stagefright Bug, Without Sending MMS

How to Hack Millions of Android Phones Using Stagefright Bug, Without Sending MMS

August 01, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Earlier this week, security researchers at Zimperium revealed a high-severity vulnerability in Android platforms that allowed a single m...
New Android Vulnerability Could Crash your Phones Badly

New Android Vulnerability Could Crash your Phones Badly

July 30, 2015Wang Wei
Bad week for Android. Just days after a critical Stagefright vulnerability was revealed in the widely popular mobile platform, another ...
Flawed Android Factory Reset Failed to Clear Private Data from Smartphones

Flawed Android Factory Reset Failed to Clear Private Data from Smartphones

May 22, 2015Swati Khandelwal
If you’re planning to sell your old Android smartphone then you need to think again because there is a weakness in the Android Factory R...
Billions of Android Devices Vulnerable to Privilege Escalation Except Android 5.0 Lollipop

Billions of Android Devices Vulnerable to Privilege Escalation Except Android 5.0 Lollipop

November 20, 2014Wang Wei
A security weakness in Android mobile operating system versions below 5.0 that puts potentially every Android device at risk for privi...
New Android Browser Vulnerability Is a “Privacy Disaster” for 70% Of Android Users

New Android Browser Vulnerability Is a “Privacy Disaster” for 70% Of Android Users

September 17, 2014Mohit Kumar
A Serious vulnerability has been discovered in the Web browser installed by default on a large number (Approximately 70%) of Android dev...
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