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Drammer: Are hardware vulnerabilities the Achilles heel of Android?

Drammer: Are hardware vulnerabilities the Achilles heel of Android?

10/28/2016 - Mobile devices, especially smartphones, are a very lucrative target for cyber criminals because they are a fixture of everyday private and working life. Researchers at VUSec Labs, the University of California and Graz University of Technology have succeeded in exploiting a security hole in Android smartphone hardware. The experts have called the attack vector “Deterministic Rowhammer” (Drammer for...

Author: Christian Lueg

GAME OVER: HOW A COLOURFUL GAME TURNED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION TRAP

GAME OVER: HOW A COLOURFUL GAME TURNED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION TRAP

01/27/2016 - Premium SMS messages were the first attacks on Android users – almost six years ago, malware with this functionality was the primary risk. Since then of course, the malware landscape for mobile devices has moved on significantly. For this very reason, it is notable that a new type of subscription trap has been evident in the current Google Play store for several weeks now, causing Android users...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf
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