Left unpatched, the vulnerability could expose almost all Android users to the risk of having their personal data intercepted by attackers. Researchers have found a critical flaw that affects nearly all devices running Android 9.0 or older, which implies that over 90% of Android users could be vulnerable. If exploited, the security hole allows hackers to hijack … More Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data
ESET researchers discovered an extremely stealthy – yet surprisingly simple – technique that allowed Android malware to stay under the radar. Analyzing the DEFENSOR ID app that was – at the time – available on the official Android app store, ESET researchers learned the app misused Accessibility Services but required no other suspicious permission nor … More ESET researchers detect a new trick used by malware to slip into the official Android app store
In the rush to embrace IoT devices, we shouldn’t trade in our privacy and security for the added convenience. Ours is an interconnected world. We have smart doorbells, so we can check on our smartphones who rang, smartwatches to track our children’s’ locations, and fitness trackers to see how we are doing with our physical … More These things may be cool, but are they safe?
Losing your smartphone can be expensive, but the cost of the device may not be the final price you’ll be paying. According to a Prey study of 2018 reports from its customers of lost mobile devices, 69% are misplaced and 31% are stolen in various ways. Since smartphones have become a centerpiece of our digital identities, where … More What to do you if your phone is lost or stolen
With World Backup Day upon us, we walk you through the ways to back up your iPhone or Android phone so that your personal information remains safe. In your pocket, you carry a supercomputer that outperforms all the tech that landed Aldrin and Armstrong on the moon. Although you may have heard this claim before, … More Have you backed up your smartphone lately?
Google releases a fix for the security hole that, if left unplugged, could allow attackers to run malicious code with no user interaction. Google has rolled out a security update to address a critical flaw in Android’s Bluetooth implementation that allows remote code execution without user interaction. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-0022, affects devices running Android … More Critical Bluetooth bug leaves Android users open to attack
What are some of the key things you should do with your shiny new device as soon as you unbox it? It’s that time of year again, and chances are that new tech will be one of the gifts tucked under your Christmas tree. Whether it’s a smartphone, laptop or, say, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) gadget, … More How to secure your digital Christmas presents