Category Archives: Android

Preliminary analysis of Gigaset malware attack through auto-installer in firmware

[German]Let me summarize in advance some findings that security analysts from Malwarebytes have documented regarding the malware attack on Gigaset Android smartphones. I’ve blogged about that within my German blog, but I’m publishing here a translated version for my English … Continue reading

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Update on malware attack on Gigaset Android devices (April 6 2021)

[German]A quick update for all those affected by the malware infection of Gigaset Android devices via update server. I had on April 5, 2021 a phone conversation with German vendor Gigaset where they informed me about a few preliminary details … Continue reading

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German Gigaset Android Update Server probably delivers malware

[German]A German blog reader just informed me, that German smartphone manufacturer Gigaset seems to be affected by a hack. At least one of the Android update servers is probably delivering malware. Here’s the information I have so far. Advertising

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LastPass Android app tracks its users

[German]Users of the Android app LastPass (password manager) should consider removing it from their devices. German security researcher Mike Kuketz has found several trackers in the Android app that monitor devices and users. Advertising

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Android: 11 apps with vulnerability CVE-2020-8913 in Google Play Store

[German]Security researchers from Check Point warn Android users about apps with dangerous vulnerabilities in the Google Play Store. Among the popular but vulnerable apps from the Play Store are the dating app Bumble, the app from tour operator Booking and … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in GO SMS Pro-App exposes Data

[German]There is an unpatched vulnerability in the GO SMS Pro app that exposes publicy voice messages, videos or photos sent between users. The developer has been contacted without success. Advertising

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Android below 7.1.1 is causing issues with https pages in 2021

[German]Let’s Encrypt currently warns that its (old) root certificate will expire on September 1, 2021. There are successor certificates, but older software may have problems. In particular, Android devices prior to 7.1.1 will eventually not be able to access https … Continue reading

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Pixel 5: Battery display bug confirmed

[German]There is a bug with the new Google Pixel 5: The battery indicator displays random values, which is extremely stupid, because you can no longer determine how far the device is charged / discharged. The cause of this bug is … Continue reading

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Popup notifications with ‘Test’ annoyed Android users

[German]It is a strange story that is currently being picked up by the media. Android users get push notifications with the text ‘Test’ in their Messenger apps. At the moment it’s probably unclear where these messages come from – from … Continue reading

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Android: Preinstalled malware found on subsidized US smartphones

[German]Security researchers from Malwarebytes have found Malware on state-subsidized Android smartphones. The malware was pre-installed on the state sponsored devices. Advertising

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