Tag Archives: Android

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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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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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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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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