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Thousands of Mobile Apps Expose Their Unprotected Firebase Hosted Databases

Thousands of Mobile Apps Expose Their Unprotected Firebase Hosted Databases

June 21, 2018Mohit Kumar
Mobile security researchers have discovered unprotected Firebase databases of thousands of iOS and Android mobile applications that are ex...
Google Makes it Mandatory for OEMs to Roll Out Android Security Updates Regularly

Google Makes it Mandatory for OEMs to Roll Out Android Security Updates Regularly

May 11, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security of Android devices has been a nightmare since its inception, and the biggest reason being is that users don't receive latest...
Google to add "DNS over TLS" security feature to Android OS

Google to add "DNS over TLS" security feature to Android OS

October 22, 2017Mohit Kumar
No doubt your Internet Service Provides (ISPs), or network-level hackers cannot spy on https communications. But do you know — ISPs can...
OnePlus Secretly Collects Way More Data Than It Should — Here’s How to Disable It

OnePlus Secretly Collects Way More Data Than It Should — Here’s How to Disable It

October 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
There is terrible news for all OnePlus lovers. Your OnePlus handset, running OxygenOS—the company's custom version of the Android o...
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 ...
Researcher Claims Samsung's Tizen OS is Poorly Programmed; Contains 27,000 Bugs!

Researcher Claims Samsung's Tizen OS is Poorly Programmed; Contains 27,000 Bugs!

July 12, 2017Wang Wei
A researcher has claimed that Samsung's Tizen operating system that runs on millions of Samsung products is so poorly programmed that...
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...
Viber adds End-to-End Encryption and PIN protected Hidden Chats features

Viber adds End-to-End Encryption and PIN protected Hidden Chats features

April 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Viber, the popular mobile messaging app announced Tuesday that it has added full end-to-end encryption for video, voice and t...
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 Get Sued for Failing to Update its Smartphones

Samsung Get Sued for Failing to Update its Smartphones

January 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
One of the world's largest smartphone makers is being sued by the Dutch Consumers' Association (DCA) for its lack in providing t...
Serious, Yet Patched Flaw Exposes 6.1 Million IoT, Mobile Devices to Remote Code Execution

Serious, Yet Patched Flaw Exposes 6.1 Million IoT, Mobile Devices to Remote Code Execution

December 04, 2015Swati Khandelwal
As much as you protect your electronics from being hacked, hackers are clever enough at finding new ways to get into your devices. But, ...
This Malware Can Secretly Auto-Install any Android App to Your Phone

This Malware Can Secretly Auto-Install any Android App to Your Phone

November 20, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Own an Android Smartphone? Hackers can install any malicious third-party app on your smartphone remotely even if you have clearly ta...
1-Click Way to Check If your Android Device is Vulnerable to Hacking

1-Click Way to Check If your Android Device is Vulnerable to Hacking

November 09, 2015Mohit Kumar
Vulnerabilities are common these days and when we talk about mobile security, this year has been somewhat of a trouble for Android users...
Using AppLock for Android to Hide Apps and Photos? — It's Useless

Using AppLock for Android to Hide Apps and Photos? — It's Useless

September 02, 2015Khyati Jain
Widely popular AppLock for Android by DoMobile Ltd. is claimed to be vulnerable to hackers. Having an applock for iPhone or Android devi...
Incomplete 'Stagefright' Security Patch Leaves Android Vulnerable to Text Hack

Incomplete 'Stagefright' Security Patch Leaves Android Vulnerable to Text Hack

August 14, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Wanna hack someone's Android smartphone by sending just an MMS message? Yes, you can, because Google's patch for the Stagefrig...
Samsung Flaw Lets Hacker Easily Take Control of Your Galaxy Mobile Remotely

Samsung Flaw Lets Hacker Easily Take Control of Your Galaxy Mobile Remotely

June 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
More than 600 Million users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including the newly released Galaxy S6, are potentially vulnerable to a soft...