Tag: Android Security

Millions of Android phones are vulnerable to a Snapdragon security flaw

4 hours ago DSPs in Qualcomm Snapdragon chips reportedly contain over 400 vulnerabilities. Attackers could use these for spying, malware, or just bricking devices. Fixes are on the way and there are no known attacks, but it’s still concerning. If you’re using an Android phone with a Snapdragon chip inside, there’s a good chance it’s […]

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Twitter warns security hole might have exposed Android users’ direct messages

23 minutes ago Twitter has disclosed an Android security flaw that could expose direct messages. Users running Android Oreo or Pie were vulnerable. There’s no evidence attackers have used it so far. Twitter has revealed a serious security flaw in its app just days after intruders compromised high-profile accounts. An “underlying Android OS security issue,” disclosed […]

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Duplicates abound: Over 13,000 phones from one OEM share the same IMEI number

International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers are meant to be unique to each phone. They’re sort of like a fingerprint that helps carriers identify each device. When authorities in India found out that over 13,000 Vivo phones shared duplicate IMEI numbers, they knew something wasn’t quite right. According to Jitender Sharma on Twitter (via TechRadar), […]

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Motorola’s promise of just one major update for the Edge Plus is unacceptable

Opinion post by Simon Hill As an early Android pioneer and one of the most innovative companies in mobile, Motorola has a long and proud history in the smartphone sector. The Moto G range has long ruled the budget market in the US, there have been some interesting modular experiments with the Moto Z line, […]

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