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BlueBorne: Critical Bluetooth Attack Puts Billions of Devices at Risk of Hacking

BlueBorne: Critical Bluetooth Attack Puts Billions of Devices at Risk of Hacking

September 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you are using a Bluetooth enabled device, be it a smartphone, laptop, smart TV or any other IoT device, you are at risk of malware att...
Mobile Bootloaders From Top Manufacturers Found Vulnerable to Persistent Threats

Mobile Bootloaders From Top Manufacturers Found Vulnerable to Persistent Threats

September 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered several severe zero-day vulnerabilities in the mobile bootloaders from at least four popular device ...
WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones

WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones

August 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
Do you believe that just because you have downloaded an app from the official app store, you're safe from malware? Think twice befo...
A Company Offers $500,000 For Secure Messaging Apps Zero-Day Exploits

A Company Offers $500,000 For Secure Messaging Apps Zero-Day Exploits

August 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
How much does your privacy cost? It will soon be sold for half a Million US dollars. A controversial company specialises in acquiring...
Over 500 Android Apps On Google Play Store Found Spying On 100 Million Users

Over 500 Android Apps On Google Play Store Found Spying On 100 Million Users

August 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Over 500 different Android apps that have been downloaded more than 100 million times from the official Google Play Store found to be inf...
Android 8.0 Oreo Released – 11 New Features That Make Android Even Better

Android 8.0 Oreo Released – 11 New Features That Make Android Even Better

August 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
While the moon was eclipsing the sun, Google announced the launch of its new mobile operating system called Android 8.0 Oreo in an Eclip...
More than 1,000 Spyware Apps Found On Android App Stores

More than 1,000 Spyware Apps Found On Android App Stores

August 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you think you are downloading apps from Google Play Store and you are secure, then watch out! Someone has managed to flood third-par...
Google Detects Dangerous Spyware Apps On Android Play Store

Google Detects Dangerous Spyware Apps On Android Play Store

July 26, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Google have discovered a new family of deceptive Android spyware that can steal a whole lot of information on us...
Awesome! WhatsApp Now Lets You Send Files of Any Format

Awesome! WhatsApp Now Lets You Send Files of Any Format

July 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
Have you ever felt like wishing of sending any type of file immediately to your friends and office colleagues on WhatsApp directly, inste...
Google Silently Adds 'Panic Detection Mode" to Android 7.1 – How It's Useful

Google Silently Adds 'Panic Detection Mode" to Android 7.1 – How It's Useful

July 10, 2017Wang Wei
How often do you click the 'back' or the ‘Home’ button on your mobile device to exit an application immediately? I believe, sev...
Beware! Over 800 Android Apps on Google Play Store Contain 'Xavier' Malware

Beware! Over 800 Android Apps on Google Play Store Contain 'Xavier' Malware

June 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Over 800 different Android apps that have been downloaded millions of times from Google Play Store found to be infected with malicious ad li...
First Android-Rooting Trojan With Code Injection Ability Found On Google Play Store

First Android-Rooting Trojan With Code Injection Ability Found On Google Play Store

June 08, 2017Mohit Kumar
A new Android-rooting malware with an ability to disable device’ security settings in an effort to perform malicious tasks in the backgro...
Judy Android Malware Infects Over 36.5 Million Google Play Store Users

Judy Android Malware Infects Over 36.5 Million Google Play Store Users

May 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have claimed to have discovered possibly the largest malware campaign on Google Play Store that has already infected...
All Android Phones Vulnerable to Extremely Dangerous Full Device Takeover Attack

All Android Phones Vulnerable to Extremely Dangerous Full Device Takeover Attack

May 25, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Researchers have discovered a new attack, dubbed 'Cloak and Dagger', that works against all versions of Android, up to version 7....
All OnePlus Devices Vulnerable to Remote Attacks Due to 4  Unpatched Flaws

All OnePlus Devices Vulnerable to Remote Attacks Due to 4 Unpatched Flaws

May 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
There is a bad news for all OnePlus lovers. A security researcher has discovered four vulnerabilities that affect all OnePlus handsets...
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...