Category Archives: Android

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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US President: Trump’s 2020 election campaign vulnerable via apps

[German]In support of his re-election, US President Donald has had an app called ‘Official Trump 2020’ developed. However, this app has massive security gaps and is vulnerable. Advertising

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Android 11 beta accidentally released on pixel devices

Actually, Google had postponed the release of the first betas of Android 11 to ‘later’. Then Google probably made a mistake and unintentionally released a beta of Android 11 for pixel devices. Advertising

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Android Privacy Vault Apps steals Data and Photos

[German]Security researchers from CyberNews warn about the use of Android Privacy Vault apps from the Google Play Store, which are promise to protect private data. But an analysis has shown that 30 so-called Privacy Vault apps misuse the entrusted data … Continue reading

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LineageOS Server Infrastructure hacked (May 2, 2020)

[German]On May 2, 2020 a hacker had access to the infrastructure of the Lineage OS servers after exploiting an unpatched vulnerability. Here is some information. Advertising

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Android: Secret network of 27 app developers

[German]Security researchers have uncovered a secret network of 27 developers who have posted a total of 103 ‘potentially malicious’ apps with 69 million downloads on the Google Play Store. The apps have now been largely removed from the Play Store … Continue reading

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Google/Apple Covid 19 API: More answers

[German]Google and Apple plans to implement an API for a COVID 19 tracking system in Android and iOS. Now there is some more information about this project. Advertising

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Apple and Google cooperate on API for COVID 19 apps

[German]The two US companies Apple and Google are cooperating on the development of a Bluetooth API for a COVID 19 tracking system for Android and iOS. The two companies have just announced this. Advertising

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GitHub for Mobile released

[German]Another brief message for developers or users who use GitHub. The GitHub for Mobile app has been released in a stable version for Android and iOS. Features such as team communication, problem viewing and code merging are now natively available … Continue reading

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