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Mobile apps may gather information from your mobile device for legitimate purposes, but these tools may also put your privacy at risk. Protect your data privacy by being smart with the apps you install and reviewing the permissions each app has. Applications (apps) on your smartphone or other mobile devices can be convenient tools to …

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Except for phishing and scams, downloading an HTML attachment and opening it locally on your browser was never considered as a severe threat until a security researcher today demonstrated a technique that could allow attackers to steal files stored on a victim’s computer. Barak Tawily, an application security researcher, shared his findings with The Hacker …

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More than 20,000 Linksys wireless routers are regularly leaking full historic records of every device that has ever connected to them, including devices’ unique identifiers, names, and the operating systems they use. The data can be used by snoops or hackers in either targeted or opportunistic attacks. Troy Mursch Independent researcher Troy Mursch said the …

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When it comes to security updates, Android is a real mess. Even after Google timely rolls out security patches for its Android platform, a major part of the Android ecosystem remains exposed to hackers because device manufacturers do not deliver patches regularly and on a timely basis to their customers. To deal with this issue, …

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Do you know that any app you have installed on your Android phone can monitor the network activities—even without asking for any sensitive permission—to detect when other apps on your phone are connecting to the Internet? Obviously, they cant see the content of the network traffic, but can easily find to which server you are …

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Researchers at cloud security company ZScaler have discovered a variant of the banking malware Marcher that makes it even more dangerous: It’s lurking on the internet disguised as a Flash update. Users who open a suspect link will be told they need to update Flash and given the option to download an infected APK file. …

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Researchers have discovered a new attack, dubbed ‘Cloak and Dagger’, that works against all versions of Android, up to version 7.1.2. Cloak and Dagger attack allows hackers to silently take full control of your device and steal private data, including keystrokes, chats, device PIN, online account passwords, OTP passcode, and contacts. What’s interesting about Cloak …

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In order to keep its billions of users safe, Google has introduced another security defense for its Android devices, called Google Play Protect. Google Play Protect, which is part of the Google Play Store app, uses machine learning and app usage analysis to weed out the dangerous and malicious apps, which have always been albatross …

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Image: Jack Wallen How secure is your data on that Android smartphone? On a scale of “Alcatraz” to “open field of flowers,” where does yours rank? If you’re truly concerned about the security of your mobile device (which you should be), you know there are always steps to take to further clamp it down. Because …

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Image: iStockphoto/marchello74 In a shining example of what not to do when you own a company, Garadget, which sells internet-connected garage door openers, recently bricked a customer’s device after the customer left a negative review for its product. On April 1, a customer calling himself R. Martin, left a strongly-worded comment on the company’s message …