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Hackers Can Steal Your Passwords Just by Monitoring SmartPhone Sensors

Hackers Can Steal Your Passwords Just by Monitoring SmartPhone Sensors
April 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Do you know how many kinds of sensors your smartphone has inbuilt? And what data they gather about your physical and digital activities? ...

How to Run Android on your iPhone using this 3D Printed Phone Case

How to Run Android on your iPhone using this 3D Printed Phone Case
June 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hackers and geeks always tinkered with their devices, regardless of their operating system, and are always behind the ways to run Android...

Google Android N Preview — 6 Cool Features That You Should Know

Google Android N Preview — 6 Cool Features That You Should Know
March 10, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Android N Developer Preview, an early beta of Google’s new mobile operating system that was expected to launch on Google I/O in mid-May, ...

Maru OS — Android ROM that Turns into Debian Linux When Connected to a PC

Maru OS — Android ROM that Turns into Debian Linux When Connected to a PC
February 06, 2016Rakesh Krishnan
Good News for Linux Techno Freaks! Do you usually mess with your Android smartphone by trying out the continual ins and outs of various ...

Google Patches Critical Remotely-exploitable Flaws in Latest Android Update

Google Patches Critical Remotely-exploitable Flaws in Latest Android Update
February 01, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Google has released the February Security Update for Android that patches multiple security vulnerabilities discovered in the latest ver...

Hacking Smartphones Running on MediaTek Processors

Hacking Smartphones Running on MediaTek Processors
February 01, 2016Wang Wei
A dangerous backdoor has been discovered in the MediaTek processor that could be exploited to hack Android devices remotely. MediaTe...

Samsung Launches 6GB RAM Chips for Next Generation Smartphones

Samsung Launches 6GB RAM Chips for Next Generation Smartphones
September 09, 2015Khyati Jain
With Launch of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge , Samsung was the first one to bring 4GB RAM access in the Android mobile phones; with Samsu...

Is It Possible to Track Smartphone Location By Monitoring Battery Usage?

Is It Possible to Track Smartphone Location By Monitoring Battery Usage?
February 21, 2015Wang Wei
Data leaks through power consumption? Don’t be surprised because security researchers have discovered a way to track your every move by ...

'DeathRing' Chinese Malware Found Pre-Installed On Several Smartphones

'DeathRing' Chinese Malware Found Pre-Installed On Several Smartphones
December 06, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Malware authors are trying hard to create malicious software with more innovative ways to infect victims. A new mobile Trojan horse infe...

7 Things About Android Lollipop 5.0 You Need To Know

7 Things About Android Lollipop 5.0 You Need To Know
October 18, 2014Swati Khandelwal
After offering chocolate ( Kit-Kat ), now Google is ready to serve you Lollipops. Google on Wednesday finally revealed the official name...

Chinese Android Smartphone comes with Pre-installed Spyware

Chinese Android Smartphone comes with Pre-installed Spyware
June 16, 2014Mohit Kumar
If US has banned its several major government departments, including NASA, Justice and Commerce Departments, from purchasing Chinese pro...

Google Gives Refund to Thousands of Buyers Who Bought Bogus Android AntiVirus App

Google Gives Refund to Thousands of Buyers Who Bought Bogus Android AntiVirus App
April 22, 2014Wang Wei
About a week back we reported about a popular paid Antivirus application on the Google Play Store which was actually a scam, dubbed as...

Dissecting a mobile malware

Dissecting a mobile malware
January 27, 2013Anonymous
The capillary diffusion of mobile devices, the lack of security systems on these platforms and low level of awareness on principal cyber...

Canonical announces Ubuntu for smartphones

Canonical announces Ubuntu for smartphones
January 02, 2013Mohit Kumar
Soon, you would have the ability to carry a proper desktop operating system on your mobile phone. The firm behind the Ubuntu operating syste...

Android Malware that can DDoS Attacks from your smartphone

Android Malware that can DDoS Attacks from your smartphone
December 28, 2012Wang Wei
The Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web has found a new malicious program for Android which allows hacker groups to carry out mobile deni...

Smartphone wireless chipset vulnerable to DoS attack

Smartphone wireless chipset vulnerable to DoS attack
October 25, 2012Mohit Kumar
Security researcher Andres Blanco from CoreSecurity discovered a serious vulnerability in two Wireless Broadcom chipsets used in Smartphone...

Sharp rise in Android Malwares in Third Quarter of 2012

Sharp rise in Android Malwares in Third Quarter of 2012
October 23, 2012Mohit Kumar
Mobile industry watchers have long known that Android is under attack. The number of high risk and dangerous apps targeting Android users ju...

Security weakness in Android App SSL Implementations

Security weakness in Android App SSL Implementations
October 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
The most common approach to protect data during communication on the Android platform is to use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transp...

Fake Lookout android app stealing your SMS and MMS messages

Fake Lookout android app stealing your SMS and MMS messages
October 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
Android’s App store is currently facing a new dilemma as its security has been compromised once again. Researchers from security firm Trus...

FBI Warning : New Malware attacking Android smartphones

FBI Warning : New Malware attacking Android smartphones
October 13, 2012Mohit Kumar
Users should be aware that Cyber criminals are finding new ways to install malicious software on devices. The latest threat to Android p...
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