Category Archives: Android

Pixel 6/6 Pro: Google has stopped the rollout of December 2021 Update

Google has stopped the rollout of the December 2021 Android security update for its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. The reason: After the update was released, some users reported that calls were interrupted or the connection dropped. Google … Continue reading

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Malware in Android apps (Example GriftHorse)

[German]Android Malware has become one of the most problematic security issue in 2020/2021. Actually, I could write about malware-infected apps almost every day. Today, I'd like to share a case from a few days ago about the so-called GriftHorse malware, … Continue reading

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App 'Life360 Locator' is selling GPS location data since 2016

[German]This is probably a solid scandal – there is an app Life360 – Familie suchen, which is also available on Android in Germany has millions of users. The app allows family members to be tracked via their smartphone. Now it … Continue reading

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Android App Barcod Scanner with Trojan – opens random websites

[German]I became aware of this security case via a Facebook post. It's about the Android app Barcod Scanner. It seems the app have been infected with an adware Trojan during one of the latest updates. Smartphones of affected users, opens … Continue reading

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Cynos Android malware infects more than 9 million Huawei smartphones

[German]The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has temporarily removed 190 Android apps from its app store. The reason: Russian security vendor Dr. Web had discovered that these apps were infected with the Cynos Android malware while analyzing apps in the Huawei … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in MediaTek chips used in Android smartphones

[German]Security researchers from Check Point have discovered a vulnerability in an Android APU, the APU is the AI Processing Unit in MediaTek chips. The security researchers warn that users can be eavesdropped via the audio processor. The Mediatek chips are … Continue reading

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Facebook bans developer of Facebook Unfollow tool for life

[German]Facebook doesn't take it well to people who acts against its own business interests. According to his own information, a software developer was banned for life from this platform because he had developed a browser extension "Unfollow Everything" that allowed … Continue reading

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Google is working to fix a bug in clock apps alarm function

[German]There is a bug in Android that causes the clock app to no longer reliably execute alarms. Entered wake-up times are then simply no longer signaled by the app, and the user misses the appointments. Now Google has promised to … Continue reading

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Google disables devices up to Android 2.3.7 for sign-in with a Google Account

[German]Owners of older Android devices with Android versions up to 2.3.7 will soon have to say goodbye. From September 27, 2021, Google will refuse to allow these devices to sign-in to their Google accounts. This has been announced last week … Continue reading

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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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