Android, OS, Security

Trojan captures Android.Spy.40.origin Android-smartphones

Domestic company “Doctor Web” reported an outbreak of a new Trojan Android.Spy.40.origin, designed for OS Google Android. So far, he’s seen only in South Korea, but it is unlikely he will be based in this country and beyond. Trojan Android.Spy.40.origin can leak on a smartphone is completely transparent, and even anti-virus system will not sound the alarm to the complete…

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Android, OS

How to turn Android-powered device into a tool for pentesting?

The market of mobile phones and tablet computers flooded the millions of devices running Android. Sometimes I wonder, how could Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie imagined that their creation, which is about 44 years old, will affect the core of Linux, Google, Apple and so on. Now we are surrounded by a sea of devices with Unix-like operating systems. These…

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Android, OS

Code for spoofing APK preserving digital signatures on Android-powered devices

A few days ago, the company Bluebox Security announced that at the Black Hat USA 2013 conference, which begins July 27, 2013, they will talk about the enchanting vulnerability in the security model of the operating system Android, which allows an attacker to modify the contents of the APK file, without changing the cryptographic signature. In other words, any application can add the Trojans,…

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Android, OS, Security

Chinese Android users warned of large-scale botnet

Initially, the botnet was discovered in 2011 and now it has been introduced in about seven thousand applications for Android. Researchers in the field of information security in China warn users of devices based on Android the discovery of large-scale botnet aimed at the platform. The botnet has got more than a million gadgets. Originally the botnet was discovered in 2011…

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Android, OS, Security

99% of malware targets Android

A recent study shows that the amount of malware targeting Android is incredibly large. Researchers’ at Kaspersky ” found that 99% of newly discovered malware on mobile devices are aimed, in general, at Android, and only a small number of them focused on smart phones running on Java and Symbian. In January 2011, the researchers at “Kaspersky Lab” tracked only…

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Android, Gadgets, OS

CES 2013: Portable console NVIDIA Project Shield with Android

NVIDIA has announced a portable gaming console called Project Shield, which is running an operating system Android (Jelly Bean). It is stated that it is designed to allow users to “enjoy” games for Android and Windows. And if Android-games are quite clear that from Windows-based applications, everything is a little more complicated. Home games can be downloaded from the store…

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Android, OS, Security

New Android-Trojan capable of DDoS-attacks

Trojan Android.DDoS.1.origin is capable of DDoS-attacks on various internet resources and can send text messages to the team attacks, says the antivirus company “Doctor Web”. Once installed on the mobile Android-device, the Trojan creates Android.DDoS.1.origin application icon, with the same icon of Google Play. Which significantly reduces the risk of any suspicion if the user decides to start this application,…

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Android, OS

Apple is seeking a ban on the sale of Jelly Bean devices

According to lawyers of the American corporation, Jelly Bean is violating its patents for the use of the stylus. According to the news agency Bloomberg, corporation lawyers Apple said in court that the smartphone Galaxy Note 10.1 of Samsung Electronics violates patents American corporation. The announcement was made ??yesterday in federal court in San Diego, USA, serving as a response…

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