Category Archives: Android

Seven Stalker apps removed from Google Play Store

[German]Google has removed 7 Android apps from the Play Store after a tip from Avast because they (as so-called stalker apps) illegally tracked the user. Here are some details.

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Malware Agent Smith Infects Android Apps

[German]Check Point security researchers have recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware called Agent Smith that infects Android apps through security vulnerabilities. Currently, about 25 million devices have been infected in silence.

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Android: Google offers European users the browser choice

[German]Google has begun to offer European users of Android devices a browser selection ad to the user. Here is some information about this.

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Google suspends cooperation with Huawei

Google (and other US companies) has suspended cooperation with chinese device manufacturer Huawei – due to a measure based on sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.

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Android: URL bug in Google Chrome 74.0.3729.157

[German]The current Android Chrome version 74.0.3729.157 browser app has an annoying behavior of the URL input box, I would call it a bug. When tapping the URL box, the search is started immediately and the search field of the browser … Continue reading

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Some Nokia 7 Plus devices sends data to China Mobile

A nasty story about Nokia: Owners of som eNokia 7 Plus phones has had their activation data sent to the mobile network operator China Mobile. Also switching the device on, transfers data.

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Security updates for Android and iOS – a comparison

As an owner of an Android or iOS mobile device, you get a certain amount of security updates. If you are questions which platform is better suited for security patches, here’s a small overview might help you.

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Android: ES File Explorer vulnerable

Android file manager ES File Explorer has a vulnerability that put 100 Million Users’ Data at Risk. A hidden web server runs always in background.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vulnerable to Meltdown

Surprise: The Samsung Galaxy S7 is also affected by the meltdown vulnerability, although no Intel CPU is working there. This was announced to Reuters by security researchers from the University of Graz. Researchers Daniel Gruss, Moritz Lipp and Michael Schwarz … Continue reading

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Android 9.0 (Pie) announced

[German]Google announced on August 6, 2018, Android 9.0 and released it for the Google Pixel. The name of the new Android 9.0 version is a surprise: It has become Android Pie.

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