Tag Archives: Android

Vulnerability allows attackers to listen and intercept VPN connections

Vulnerability intercept VPN connections

Researchers from the University of New Mexico discovered a vulnerability affecting Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, macOS, iOS Android, and other Unix-based OSs. Vulnerability allows to listen, intercept and interfere with the operation of VPN connections. The bug got the identifier CVE-2019-14899, and the root of the problem lies in …

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Eurocommission investigates Google data collection methods

European Commission Google methods

According to Reuters, the European Commission and European antitrust authorities are conducting a “preliminary investigation” regarding Google data collection methods. Therefore, the European antitrust monitors again tackle the search giant. “Competition enforcers on both sides of the Atlantic are now looking into how dominant tech companies use and monetise data. …

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Android preinstalled applications are full of vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities in Android Pre-installed Software

Kryptowire company specialists conducted automatic analysis of applications that were preinstalled on Android-smartphones, and discovered more than 150 vulnerabilities. Among other permissions, preinstalled programs allow remote change of settings, side code execution and unpermitted audio recording. “In research funded by the US Department of Homeland Security, the Kryptowire found apps …

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Popular Android phones can be used to track users

Android phones track users

Security researchers from Purdue and Iowa Universities (USA) discovered vulnerabilities in several popular Android phones, exploiting which an attacker through the accessories could gain access to the firmware of the radio module (baseband) and thus track their users. Criminals can trick vulnerable phones into revealing unique identifiers, such as IMEI …

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