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Android malware spies on you even after phone is shut down | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Android malware spies on you even after phone is shut down | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
A particularly devious new Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to security research firm AVG.


To achieve this, the malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down. You see the animation, the screen goes black, but the phone is actually still on.


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A particularly devious new Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to security research firm AVG.


To achieve this, the malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down. You see the animation, the screen goes black, but the phone is actually still on.


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Android-Exploit schleust beliebige Apps ein | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Android-Exploit schleust beliebige Apps ein | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Wer ein Smartphone oder Tablet mit Android 4.3 oder älter nutzt, lebt gefährlich. Einmal mehr demonstriert dies ein neuer Exploit, der beim Aufruf einer Webseite ungefragt Apps auf das Gerät schmuggelt. heise Security hat das mal ausprobiert.

Durch zwei Sicherheitslücken war es möglich, Webseiten zu erstellen, die ungefragt beliebige Android-Apps aus Google Play installieren. Die erste Lücke ist eine alte Bekannte: Die Webbrowser-Komponente von Android bis einschließlich Version 4.3 ist anfällig für das sogenannte Universal Cross-Site-Scripting (UXSS). Dadurch kann eine bösartige Webseite eine beliebige andere Website fernsteuern. Die Angriffsseite könnte etwa einen Webmail-Dienst in einem unsichtbaren Frame laden und auf die Mails des Opfers zugreifen – vorausgesetzt, das Opfers ist bei dem Dienst eingeloggt, wenn es die bösartige Seite aufruft.


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Wer ein Smartphone oder Tablet mit Android 4.3 oder älter nutzt, lebt gefährlich. Einmal mehr demonstriert dies ein neuer Exploit, der beim Aufruf einer Webseite ungefragt Apps auf das Gerät schmuggelt. heise Security hat das mal ausprobiert.

Durch zwei Sicherheitslücken war es möglich, Webseiten zu erstellen, die ungefragt beliebige Android-Apps aus Google Play installieren. Die erste Lücke ist eine alte Bekannte: Die Webbrowser-Komponente von Android bis einschließlich Version 4.3 ist anfällig für das sogenannte Universal Cross-Site-Scripting (UXSS). Dadurch kann eine bösartige Webseite eine beliebige andere Website fernsteuern. Die Angriffsseite könnte etwa einen Webmail-Dienst in einem unsichtbaren Frame laden und auf die Mails des Opfers zugreifen – vorausgesetzt, das Opfers ist bei dem Dienst eingeloggt, wenn es die bösartige Seite aufruft.


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Ad-Network Scanner | TrustGo Ad Detector scans & protects your phone from potential privacy violations & identity

Ad-Network Scanner | TrustGo Ad Detector scans & protects your phone from potential privacy violations & identity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

TrustGo Ad Detector scans and protects your phone from potential privacy violations and identity leaks through ads displayed by apps via the most commonly used advertising networks.

It is common for advertising networks to collect information on how you use your device. Your information is then used for targeted marketing campaigns.


Some common and aggressive methods include:
• Pushing ads to your Android notification bar
• Creating unauthorized shortcuts on your home screen
• Modifying the default browser, homepage and bookmarks settings
• Subscribing you to emails and text messages when an ad is clicked
• Making phone calls and downloading malicious files when an ad is clicked



TrustGo Ad Detector safeguards you from malicious advertising and has the ability to detect ads from over 100 mobile advertising networks around the globe.


TrustGo Ad Detector is part of the TrustGo Antivirus & Security family. 


To download the free, full version of TrustGo Antivirus & Security, go to http://tr.im/428tv


TrustGo Antivirus & Security provides the best all-around protection for your phone from malware, spyware and trojans. Remotely locate your phone, lock your phone, set off an alarm or simply wipe your personal information if your phone is missing or stolen.


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TrustGo Ad Detector scans and protects your phone from potential privacy violations and identity leaks through ads displayed by apps via the most commonly used advertising networks.

It is common for advertising networks to collect information on how you use your device. Your information is then used for targeted marketing campaigns.


Some common and aggressive methods include:
• Pushing ads to your Android notification bar
• Creating unauthorized shortcuts on your home screen
• Modifying the default browser, homepage and bookmarks settings
• Subscribing you to emails and text messages when an ad is clicked
• Making phone calls and downloading malicious files when an ad is clicked



TrustGo Ad Detector safeguards you from malicious advertising and has the ability to detect ads from over 100 mobile advertising networks around the globe.


TrustGo Ad Detector is part of the TrustGo Antivirus & Security family. 


To download the free, full version of TrustGo Antivirus & Security, go to http://tr.im/428tv


TrustGo Antivirus & Security provides the best all-around protection for your phone from malware, spyware and trojans. Remotely locate your phone, lock your phone, set off an alarm or simply wipe your personal information if your phone is missing or stolen.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Android


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Exklusiver Heartbleed-Check: Testen Sie jetzt Ihre Android-Apps!

Exklusiver Heartbleed-Check: Testen Sie jetzt Ihre Android-Apps! | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Die Verschlüsselungs-Lücke „Heartbleed“ trifft etliche Android-Apps mitten ins Herz. COMPUTER BILD verrät, ob Ihre Lieblings-App betroffen ist.


Die Verschlüsselungslücke „Heartbleed“ erschüttert nicht nur etliche Online-Dienste, auch die Nutzung vieler Apps ist derzeit unsicher. 150 Millionen heruntergeladene Programme sind betroffen!


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Die Verschlüsselungslücke „Heartbleed“ erschüttert nicht nur etliche Online-Dienste, auch die Nutzung vieler Apps ist derzeit unsicher. 150 Millionen heruntergeladene Programme sind betroffen!


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Die Verschlüsselungslücke „Heartbleed“ erschüttert nicht nur etliche Online-Dienste, auch die Nutzung vieler Apps ist derzeit unsicher. 150 Millionen heruntergeladene Programme sind betroffen!


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Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What's About Privacy?

Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What's About Privacy? | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
. . WHAT Are Apps? [START Text from Wikipedia] A mobile app, short for mobile application, or just app, is application software designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile dev...
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We rescooped this article from our (the Urban Tech Fair's) Czar of Education, Bonnie Bracey Sutton who shared this thought provoking article. What say, ye?


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Hackers Can Steal Private WhatsApp Chats with Other Android Apps

Hackers Can Steal Private WhatsApp Chats with Other Android Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
A security consultant has uncovered a new security hole in WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform recently acquired by Facebook. The flaw can be leveraged to gain access to the private chats of Android device owners.



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Les apps infectées se multiplient dans Google Play

Les apps infectées se multiplient dans Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it


En 2013, plus de 42 000 apps mobiles étaient infectées par des malwares sur la boutique Play et Google en a supprimé moins du quart.


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Anti-Malware-Apps für Android geprüft

Anti-Malware-Apps für Android geprüft | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das AV-Test Institut hat 28 Schutzprogramme für Android-Geräte auf den Prüfstand gestellt. Diesmal haben acht Apps die maximal erreichbare Punktzahl erzielt, zwei Lösungen sind wegen mangelnder Schutzwirkung zum wiederholten Mal durchgefallen.
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F-Secure App Permissions - Applications Android sur Google Play

F-Secure App Permissions - Applications Android sur Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Why Does This App Need So Many Permissions? No Need To Wonder Anymore - Install F-Secure App Permissions! One app to reveal them all.

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Android Antivirus: 28 Apps im Test

Android Antivirus: 28 Apps im Test | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
28 Virenscanner, knapp 1.500 Malware-Apps, ein Testsieger: Ein Underdog lässt im jüngsten Security-Check die großen Namen alt aussehen. Zudem wird deutlich: Sicherheit auf Android-Geräten muss kein Geld kosten.
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Sicherheit auf Android-Geräten muss kein Geld kosten.


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How Hackers Use App Ads to Get Your Information

How Hackers Use App Ads to Get Your Information | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

 

With the threat already in ads, are mobile users left vulnerable to attacks?

 

Though developers need to be very careful installing ad networks in their apps, users can still protect themselves by

 

===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

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===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

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Be on guard..

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Researchers warn of “huge” Android security flaw

Researchers warn of “huge” Android security flaw | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability that could allow attackers to take full control of most Android smartphones

 

The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.

 

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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


Zhao KQiang's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:52 AM

there is one example of smart phone security. focus on the mobile system Android

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Norton Antivirus et Sécurité - Applications Android sur Google Play

Norton Antivirus et Sécurité - Applications Android sur Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Le nouveau Norton Mobile Security avec antivirus protège vos téléphones et tablettes Android contre le vol, la perte, le malware et les virus. Localisez un appareil vo...
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La version "Lite" est gratuite...

 

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La version "Lite" est gratuite...


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Die besten Virenscanner für Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Die besten Virenscanner für Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das unabhängige Sicherheits-Institut AV-Test hat insgesamt 31 Virenscanner für Android auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Welche Security-App Ihr Smartphone am besten schützt, lesen Sie hier.




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Das unabhängige Sicherheits-Institut AV-Test hat insgesamt 31 Virenscanner für Android auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Welche Security-App Ihr Smartphone am besten schützt, lesen Sie hier.


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Android-Tipps von ESET und Malwarebytes | CyberSecurity | eSkills | eLeaderShip | Privacy

Android-Tipps von ESET und Malwarebytes | CyberSecurity | eSkills | eLeaderShip | Privacy | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Die Sicherheitsfirmen ESET und Malwarebytes haben jeweils Sicherheits-Tipps für den Umgang mit Android-Smartphones veröffentlicht. Sie zeigen, worauf es bei mobiler Sicherheit und Datenschutz ankommt.


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Die Sicherheitsfirmen ESET und Malwarebytes haben jeweils Sicherheits-Tipps für den Umgang mit Android-Smartphones veröffentlicht. Sie zeigen, worauf es bei mobiler Sicherheit und Datenschutz ankommt.


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Most of the top 100 paid Android and iOS apps have been hacked | CyberSecurity | MobileSecurity | eSkills

Most of the top 100 paid Android and iOS apps have been hacked | CyberSecurity | MobileSecurity | eSkills | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, according to Arxan Technologies.


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97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, according to Arxan Technologies.


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97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, according to Arxan Technologies.


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97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, according to Arxan Technologies.


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Heartbleed Detector - Android Apps on Google Play

Heartbleed Detector - Android Apps on Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector scans your ANDROID mobile device for possible risk and helps you stay away from the Heartbleed bug.What does Heartbleed Detector check on yo...

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Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector scans your ANDROID mobile device for possible risk and helps you stay away from the Heartbleed bug.



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Hole In WhatsApp For Android Lets Hackers Steal Your Conversations

As part of what is predominantly an Android security issue, a CTO and consultant has discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp encryption that could allow..
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Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013

Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013 | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Back in 2012, Android accounted for 79 percent of all mobile malware. Last year, that number ballooned even further to 97 percent. Both those data points c...


More specifically, Android malware rose from 238 threats in 2012 to 804 new families and variants in 2013. Apart from Symbian, F-Secure found no new threats for other mobile platforms last year.


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Android App Sells Your WhatsApp Conversations

Android App Sells Your WhatsApp Conversations | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mobile Threat Monday: Android App Uploads Your WhatsApp Conversations Online
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Android-Apps weisen Sicherheitsfehler auf - Forscher empfehlen Updates

Android-Apps weisen Sicherheitsfehler auf - Forscher empfehlen Updates | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Forscher haben Apps für Android-Handys untersucht und herausgefunden, dass viele Anwendungen Sicherheitsmängel aufweisen. Viele Hersteller besser jetzt nach.
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Eine Liste der aktualisierten Apps finden Sie in unserer Foto-Show. Nutzer sollten die Updates, sofern noch nicht geschehen, sofort installieren – ein Rat der generell für Aktualisierungen gilt.


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Vorsicht: Tausende iPhone-Apps mit Sicherheitslücke

Vorsicht: Tausende iPhone-Apps mit Sicherheitslücke | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Security-SuperGAU für alle Nutzer von iPhones und iPads: Experten haben eine Lücke in iOS-Apps entdeckt, die es erlaubt, die komplette Kommunikation über fremde Server umzuleiten. Tausende Apps sollen betroffen sein.

 

Über HTTP Request Hijacking sollen sich Hacker in iOS-Apps einschleichen und so den Datentraffic über eigene Server umleiten können. Nach erfolgreichem Angriff soll die Umleitung dann permanent aktiv sein.

 

===> Einzige Abhilfe schafft ein Update oder eine Neuinstallation der App. <===

 

 


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28 Schutz-Apps für Android geprüft

28 Schutz-Apps für Android geprüft | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das AV-Test Institut in Magdeburg hat 28 Schutzprogramme für Android-Geräte getestet. Bei der Zertifizierungsprüfung sind drei Apps wegen mangelhafter Schutzwirkung durchgefallen.
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83% Of Mobile Apps Are Risky

83% Of Mobile Apps Are Risky | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Summer 2013 App Reputation Report to examine the hidden behaviors behind free and paid mobile apps

 

The cloud-based, fully automated Appthority App Risk Management Service performed static, dynamic and behavioral app analysis on the 400 most popular free and paid apps on the iOS and Android platforms.

 

  

Appthority analyzed each app for particular behaviors within a test environment

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Highlights from the App Reputation Report are:

 

- Overall, 83% of the most popular apps are associated with security risks and privacy issues.

 

- iOS apps exhibited more risky behaviors than Android apps. 91% of iOS apps exhibit at least one risky behavior, as compared to 80% of Android apps.

 

- 95% of the top free apps and 77.5% of the top paid apps exhibited at least one risky behavior.

 

- 78% of the most popular free Android apps identify the user's ID (UDID).

 

- Even though Apple prohibits its developers from accessing the UDID, 5.5% of the tested iOS apps still do.

 

- 72% of the top free apps track for the user's location, compared to 41% of paid apps.

 

- Although paid apps already generate revenue when downloaded, 59% of paid iOS and 24% of paid Android apps still support in-app purchasing.

 

- Furthermore, 39% of paid iOS and 16% of paid Android apps still share data with ad networks.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

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Protect Android devices from theft and malware

Protect Android devices from theft and malware | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
The new Norton Mobile Security with antivirus protects your Android phones and tablets from theft, loss, malware and viruses.


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The new Norton Mobile Security with antivirus protects your Android phones and tablets from theft, loss, malware and viruses. The "Lite Version" is FREE!

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Botnet

 

 

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The new Norton Mobile Security with antivirus protects your Android phones and tablets from theft, loss, malware and viruses. The "Lite Version" is FREE!

 

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