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For six years Samsung smartphone users have been at risk from critical security bug. Patch now

Samsung has released a security update for its popular Android smartphones which includes a critical fix for a vulnerability that affects all devices sold by the manufacturer since 2014.On its Android security update page Samsung thanks researcher Mateusz Jurczyk of Google Project Zero for the discovery of the vulnerability that could – he claims ̵
Publish At:2020-05-24 10:11 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Samsung vu

The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

When it comes to securing your sensitive, personally identifiable information against criminals who can engineer countless ways to snatch it from under your nose, experts have long recommended the use of strong, complex passwords. Using long passphrases with combinations of numbers, letters, and symbols that cannot be easily guessed has been the de facto sec
Publish At:2020-04-21 13:11 | Read:600 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Apple behaviometrics biometrics brute force CCC Chao

Siri and Google Assistant hacked in new ultrasonic attack

byJohn E DunnUnsettling news for anyone who relies on smartphone voice assistants: researchers have demonstrated how these can be secretly activated to make phone calls, take photos, and even read back text messages without ever physically touching the device.Dubbed SurfingAttack by a US-Chinese university team, this is no parlor trick and is based on the ab
Publish At:2020-03-02 09:21 | Read:468 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Google Privacy Samsung Security threats Android Bixby

Samsung leaked data of a few UK Customers

The South Korean multinational conglomerate Samsung announced that customers’ personal information was leaked online due to a “technical error” Samsung announced that customers’ personal information was exposed online through its website due to a “technical error.” The glitch only affected the U.K. website (http://samsung.com/UK) for a total of 150
Publish At:2020-02-26 11:08 | Read:572 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach data leak information security new

Critical DoS messaging flaw fixed in December Android update

byJohn E DunnFor anyone lucky enough to get them, Android’s December 2019 updates arrived this week, patching a small list of system and Qualcomm flaws across the operating system’s two patch levels.In Google’s estimation, at the top of the urgent list on the 2019-12-01 patch level (see below for explanation) is CVE-2019-2232, a critical flaw affecting Andro
Publish At:2019-12-05 12:35 | Read:1076 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Linux Mobile Operating Systems Security threa

WikiLeaks Dumps Docs on CIA’s Hacking Tools

WikiLeaks on Tuesday dropped one of its most explosive word bombs ever: A secret trove of documents apparently stolen from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detailing methods of hacking everything from smart phones and TVs to compromising Internet routers and computers. KrebsOnSecurity is still digesting much of this fascinating data cache, but here
Publish At:2017-03-09 08:50 | Read:4816 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Bloomberg Bugcrowd Casey Ellis Center for Cyber Intell

Flaws in Samsung’s ‘Smart’ Home Let Hackers Unlock Doors and Set Off Fire Alarms

  A smoke detector that sends you a text alert when your house is on fire seems like a good idea. An internet-connected door lock with a PIN that can be programmed from your smartphone sounds convenient, too. But when a piece of malware can trigger that fire alarm at four in the morning or unlock your front door for a stranger, your “smart home” sud
Publish At:2016-11-20 03:20 | Read:4856 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Cyber Security Research IoT Physical Security

Hackers can exploit flaws in Samsung Smart Home to access your house

Security researchers have discovered multiple flaws in the Samsung Smart Home automation system that could be exploited by remote attackers. Security researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered multiple flaws affecting the Samsung Smart Home automation system that could be exploited by remote attackers for several attacks, including making ke
Publish At:2016-05-03 11:50 | Read:4505 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things IoT privacy Samsung

Samsung Smart Home flaws let hackers make keys to front door

Computer scientists have discovered vulnerabilities in Samsung's Smart Home automation system that allowed them to carry out a host of remote attacks, including digitally picking connected door locks from anywhere in the world.The attack, one of several proof-of-concept exploits devised by researchers from the University of Michigan, worked against Samsung's
Publish At:2016-05-03 07:55 | Read:4095 | Comments:0 | Tags:Gear & Gadgets Risk Assessment Technology Lab automaticion c

Google Project Zero Turns Over 11 Bugs in Galaxy S6 Edge

Google’s Nexus Android devices are considered the most secure by default since they’re guaranteed to receive all security patches for vulnerabilities found internally and those disclosed by third parties.Google’s Project Zero research team, however, decided to expand its reach and test the waters with one of its biggest OEM partners in Sams
Publish At:2015-11-03 21:50 | Read:3792 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Mobile Security Vulnerabilities Android Security goog

Monthly Android Security Update Patches More Stagefright Vulnerabilities

The Stagefright vulnerabilities are the gifts that keep on giving.Months after the potentially devastating security flaws in the mobile OS were publicly disclosed, Google continues to send out patches addressing vulnerabilities related to the initial reports. Today’s monthly Android security bulletin, the fourth since Google announced at Black Hat th
Publish At:2015-11-03 03:50 | Read:3139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Mobile Security Vulnerabilities Android Android month

This Week in Security: Outlook Web App Attack, Angler Exploit Kit Disrupted, California Privacy Law

Our security roundup series covers the week’s trending topics in the world of InfoSec. In this quick-read compilation, we’ll let you know of the latest news and controversies that the industry has been talking about recently.Here’s what you don’t want to miss from the week of October 5, 2015:Samsung’s mobile payment system, LoopPay, was hacked earlier this y
Publish At:2015-10-12 08:25 | Read:3274 | Comments:0 | Tags:This Week in Security Apple apps California Cisco LoopPay ma

Chinese Hackers Breached LoopPay for cyber espionage through Samsung Pay

Chinese Hackers who allegedly compromised servers at LoopPay, the Samsung subsidiary, appear interested in spying on targets through Samsung Pay technology. The Samsung subsidiary LoopPay has been the victim of a security breach that is worrying the security industry. The investigators speculate that attackers’ motivatio
Publish At:2015-10-09 21:10 | Read:2453 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Intelligence APT Codoso cy

Samsung: Mobile Payment System Safe Despite LoopPay Hack

Samsung Electronics is seeking to reassure customers that its mobile payment system is safe following a recently detected hack against LoopPay, a startup it acquired earlier this year and whose technology it has since integrated into its Samsung Pay mobile payment wallet.On Wednesday, Samsung attempted to set the record straight about its mobile payment syst
Publish At:2015-10-09 01:20 | Read:3549 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Codoso Group hack Ken Westin LoopPay Sa

Zimperium zLabs is Raising the Volume: New Vulnerability Processing MP3/MP4 Media.

Following our discovery of vulnerabilities in the Stagefright library in April, Zimperium Mobile Threat Protection, zLabs VP of Research Joshua J. Drake continued researching media processing in Android. His continued research, which focused on remote attacks against current devices, led to the discovery of yet another security issue. Meet Stagefright 2.0, a
Publish At:2015-10-01 16:55 | Read:3951 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile security Research Android Google Samsung Stagefright

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