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Unpatched Strandhogg Android Vulnerability Actively Exploited in the Wild

Unpatched Strandhogg Android Vulnerability Actively Exploited in the Wild
December 02, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new unpatched vulnerability in the Android operating system that dozens of malicious mobile apps...

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to replace SMS with RCS Messaging in 2020

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to replace SMS with RCS Messaging in 2020
October 25, 2019Mohit Kumar
Mobile carriers in the United States will finally offer a universal cross-carrier communication standard for the next-generation RCS messa...

Just An SMS Could Let Remote Attackers Access All Your Emails, Experts Warn

Just An SMS Could Let Remote Attackers Access All Your Emails, Experts Warn
September 04, 2019Mohit Kumar
Beware! Billion of Android users can easily be tricked into changing their devices' critical network settings with just an SMS-based ...

Hackers Can Manipulate Media Files You Receive Via WhatsApp and Telegram

Hackers Can Manipulate Media Files You Receive Via WhatsApp and Telegram
July 16, 2019Mohit Kumar
If you think that the media files you receive on your end-to-end encrypted secure messaging apps can not be tampered with, you need to th...

New Malware Replaced Legit Android Apps With Fake Ones On 25 Million Devices

New Malware Replaced Legit Android Apps With Fake Ones On 25 Million Devices
July 11, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Are you sure the WhatsApp app you are using on your Android device is legitimate, even if it's working perfectly as intended? ...Or...

Over 1,300 Android Apps Caught Collecting Data Even If You Deny Permissions

Over 1,300 Android Apps Caught Collecting Data Even If You Deny Permissions
July 09, 2019Mohit Kumar
Smartphones are a goldmine of sensitive data, and modern apps work as diggers that continuously collect every possible information from y...

Android July 2019 Security Update Patches 33 New Vulnerabilities

Android July 2019 Security Update Patches 33 New Vulnerabilities
July 02, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google has started rolling out this month's security updates for its mobile operating system platform to address a total of 33 new se...

Unpatched Flaw in UC Browser Apps Could Let Hackers Launch Phishing Attacks

Unpatched Flaw in UC Browser Apps Could Let Hackers Launch Phishing Attacks
May 08, 2019Wang Wei
A bug hunter has discovered and publicly disclosed details of an unpatched browser address bar spoofing vulnerability that affects popula...

Google Makes it Tough for Rogue App Developers Get Back on Android Play Store

Google Makes it Tough for Rogue App Developers Get Back on Android Play Store
April 16, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Even after Google's security oversight over its already-huge Android ecosystem has evolved over the years, malware apps still keep co...

'Exodus' Surveillance Malware Found Targeting Apple iOS Users

'Exodus' Surveillance Malware Found Targeting Apple iOS Users
April 09, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered an iOS version of the powerful mobile phone surveillance app that was initially targeting Andro...

Unpatched Flaw in Xiaomi's Built-in Browser App Lets Hackers Spoof URLs

Unpatched Flaw in Xiaomi's Built-in Browser App Lets Hackers Spoof URLs
April 05, 2019Mohit Kumar
EXCLUSIVE — Beware, if you are using a Xiaomi's Mi or Redmi smartphone, you should immediately update its built-in MI browser or th...

Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware

Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware
April 04, 2019Swati Khandelwal
What could be worse than this, if the software that's meant to protect your devices leave backdoors open for hackers or turn into mal...

Insecure UC Browser 'Feature' Lets Hackers Hijack Android Phones Remotely

Insecure UC Browser 'Feature' Lets Hackers Hijack Android Phones Remotely
March 26, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Beware! If you are using UC Browser on your smartphones, you should consider uninstalling it immediately. Why? Because the China-made ...

Android Q — Google Adds New Mobile Security and Privacy Features

Android Q — Google Adds New Mobile Security and Privacy Features
March 19, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google has recently released the first beta version of Android Q, the next upcoming version of Google's popular mobile operating syste...

Several Popular Beauty Camera Apps Caught Stealing Users' Photos

Several Popular Beauty Camera Apps Caught Stealing Users' Photos
February 04, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Just because an app is available on Google Play Store doesn't mean that it is a legitimate app. Despite so many efforts by Google, so...

New Android API Lets Developers Push Updates Within their Apps

New Android API Lets Developers Push Updates Within their Apps
November 08, 2018Mohit Kumar
You might have read somewhere online today that Google is granting Android app developers powers to forcefully install app updates…but it ...

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...
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