Category: Android

Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data
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Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data

A security vulnerability in Android could have allowed malicious apps to siphon off sensitive data from other apps on the same device. App security startup Oversecured found the flaw in Google’s widely-used Play Core library, which lets developers push in-app updates and new feature modules to their Android apps, like language packs or game levels.…

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Is Zoom the next Android, or the next BlackBerry?
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Is Zoom the next Android, or the next BlackBerry?

Gaurav Jain is one of the founders of Afore Capital, a $124 million fund focused on pre-seed. He was also an early product manager for Android. More posts by this contributor In business, there’s nothing so valuable as having the right product at the right time. Just ask Zoom, the hot cloud-based video conferencing platform…

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Meet EventBot, a new Android malware that steals banking passwords and two-factor codes
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Meet EventBot, a new Android malware that steals banking passwords and two-factor codes

Security researchers are sounding the alarm over a newly discovered Android malware that targets banking apps and cryptocurrency wallets. The malware, which researchers at security firm Cybereason recently discovered and called EventBot, masquerades as a legitimate Android app — like Adobe Flash or Microsoft Word for Android — which abuses Android’s in-built accessibility features to…

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iOS and Android are about to get a bunch of new emoji
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iOS and Android are about to get a bunch of new emoji

Tomorrow is World Emoji Day. Why is there a World Emoji Day? No idea! But it’s tomorrow! To recognize the day, Apple and Google have both shed some light on their plans regarding new emoji coming to their operating systems in the coming months. Both companies are adding around 60 new emoji in all, from…

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