Alternative operating system security
- March 14, 2017
Security researchers found Android ransomware and malware pre-installed on popular devices, putting users at risk for information theft, tracking and more.
- March 08, 2017
WikiLeaks released a massive dump of files it claims to be CIA hacking tools, codenamed Vault 7, which includes iOS and Android zero-day exploits.
- January 03, 2017
A low-severity vulnerability dating back to 1995 in libpng, the official reference library implementation for PNG, may have enabled remote DoS attacks.
- December 02, 2016
Android app security is under attack this week with vulnerabilities in the popular app, AirDroid, and malware that steals Google account authentication tokens.
- November 22, 2016
The Manhattan district attorney said his office has hundreds of locked iOS devices and called on Apple to open up its smartphone encryption to warrants.
- November 21, 2016
A new Android backdoor leaves as many as 3 million users vulnerable, and one expert said enterprises must be careful about using budget devices.
- November 17, 2016
A Chinese company was found to be preinstalling Android spyware on budget smartphones and collecting phone call and messaging data without consent.
- November 09, 2016
Google released an Android patch for the Dirty COW vulnerability, but the fix won't be part of a mandatory security update until December.
- October 27, 2016
An XNU kernel vulnerability in iOS and macOS was patched after being reported by Google's Project Zero. And hackers at Pwn2Own 2016 cracked the Nexus 6P and iPhone 6s.
- October 27, 2016
Surprise! It's time, again, for another critical Adobe Flash patch to fix a remote code execution vulnerability reported by the Google Threat Analysis Group.
- October 26, 2016
Headlines about Android malware often gloss over just how difficult the process is for a user to install a malicious app on a device. Let's talk about that.
- October 25, 2016
Researchers devised a way to exploit the Rowhammer hardware vulnerability on Android devices and gain root access by using an app with no special permissions.
- October 21, 2016
A Linux vulnerability called Dirty COW has existed in the Linux kernel for nine years and allowed attackers to gain root access to virtually all Linux systems.
- October 19, 2016
Researchers devised an exploit of an Intel chip flaw that allows an adversary to bypass ASLR protection and potentially boost the effectiveness of an attack on any platform.
- October 14, 2016
The Pork Explosion flaw in the app bootloader provided by Foxconn creates an Android backdoor which could give an attacker dangerous levels of access.