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DHS-Funded Research Reveals Mobile Flaws Affecting Millions

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

New vulnerabilities that affect millions of smartphone users in the U.S. alone have now been reported by the Department of Homeland Security at this year's Black Hat USA 2018 conference. The news follows DHS-funded research conducted by Kryptowire, with manufacturers of the devices receiving notification of the problem back in February. The flaws themselves allow a malicious entity to escalate device privileges on affected mobile phones. That effectively grants control over a device and, by proxy, access to everything from emails and text messages to sensitive user data. They also affect...
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Researchers Find Vulnerabilities In WhatsApp That Can Spread Fake News

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities In WhatsApp That Can Spread Fake News

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Researchers at Check Point have found that there are about three different vulnerabilities in WhatsApp that could help users spread fake news to others. According to Check Point, these vulnerabilities allow for “a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation.” This would allow the attacker to create and spread misinformation or fake news.
There are three vulnerabilities that were found, which include: Changing a reply from someone, Quoting a message in a reply to a group conversation, and sending a message to a member of a group that...
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Apple is Likely Announcing New iPads on 10/30

Apple is Likely Announcing New iPads on 10/30

Invitations went out moments ago for an upcoming Apple event hosted in New York City on October 30th at 10:00 AM Eastern- Oddly early for Apple's typical unveilings. We're... Read more ...

Samsung debuts the Galaxy Book2, an always on, always connected 2-in-1 PC...

Samsung debuts the Galaxy Book2, an always on, always connected 2-in-1 PC with Snapdragon 850

Samsung Galaxy Book2 with included pen and keyboard Today's workforce, along with the tech industry, is changing. More and more consumers are trading in traditional laptops and... Read more ...

Google officially opens up Digital Wellbeing to Android One devices running Pie

Google officially opens up Digital Wellbeing to Android One devices running Pie

One of the most exciting additions to Android Pie has been that of Digital Wellbeing. The handy tool makes it easy to keep tabs on your daily smartphone usage and cut back... Read more ...

TSMC revenue growth will be slow, says company - but unrelated to iPhone

TSMC revenue growth will be slow, says company - but unrelated to iPhone

Supply chain resources suggested this week that TSMC revenue for the final quarter of the year might be weaker than expected - and the company has now confirmed this... Read more ...

Android 9 Pie for Samsung phones brings colorful changes to the Always-On...

Android 9 Pie for Samsung phones brings colorful changes to the Always-On Display

We've already had some hints at what to expect from Android 9.0 Pie and the Samsung Experience 10 on various Galaxy devices, including gesture navigation, system-wide dark... Read more ...

The FBI has forced someone to unlock their iPhone with Face ID, and there's...

The FBI has forced someone to unlock their iPhone with Face ID, and there's no law against it

A couple of years ago, I set out to interview every member of Congress I could find with a computer science degree as a result of the increasing clash between tech innovation... Read more ...

Did you know Facebook owns WhatsApp? Most Americans don't, and that's a problem

Did you know Facebook owns WhatsApp? Most Americans don't, and that's a problem

If the massive Cambridge Analytica data collection scandal or more recent hacks of a staggering number of Facebook accounts made you delete the world-dominant social network... Read more ...

Samsung unveils superior 7nm chip production method, mum's the word on the...

Samsung unveils superior 7nm chip production method, mum's the word on the S10's Exynos

Besides Apple's foundry darling TSMC, Samsung will be the main challenger in the battle for leadership in the production of chips using the complicated 7nm process. Samsung's... Read more ...

Samsung patent depicts in-display fingerprint sensor; could it be for the...

Samsung patent depicts in-display fingerprint sensor; could it be for the Galaxy S10?

The Samsung Galaxy S9 with its more traditional rear-facing sensor While the Galaxy S9 may have been only a minimal update over last year's Galaxy S8 in the looks department... Read more ...

Vertu comes back from the dead w/ new $5,000 ‘Aster P' luxury Android smartphone

Vertu comes back from the dead w/ new $5,000 ‘Aster P' luxury Android smartphone

More than a year after the company officially declared bankruptcy , Vertu has risen from the dead to announce their very latest luxury smartphone with a $5,000 price tag. more... Read more ...