Researchers Break Into Samsung’s Fort Knox Smartphone Security


Over the holiday, separate security research teams have uncovered a security flaw in Samsung’s Knox security system which is designed to secure data on the company’s line of Galaxy Android smartphones. Samsung introduced Knox as a way for consumers to use the same phone for both work and personal use while at the same time […]

NFC Exploit Can Expose Your Android Smartphone


A vulnerability has been found by hacker Charlie Miller at the Black Hat USA hacking conference that reveals how select Android and Nokia phones can be hijacked by someone in close proximity to the devices. On more recent Android OS versions, NFC has been used not only for digital wallet and mobile payments through services […]

New Malware Targets Android Users of Custom ROMs


A new risk was discovered for users who root their Android smartphones to run custom ROMs as a security firm discovered a jSMSHider malware that can attack those handsets. The malware exploits the fact that unofficial ROMs rely on a publicly listed key on the Android Open Source Project. The malware then targets that exploit […]

Leaked Skype App Has Vulnerabilities That Exposes Personal Information


The leaked 4G-enabled Skype app for the HTC Thunderbolt that brought video calling contains some serious vulnerabilities that exposes the user’s personal information to other apps that take advantage of this vulnerability. The exploit was first discovered and unveiled on Android Police where the site had created an app to demonstrate how this vulnerability could […]