• News tagged "exploit"

Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016

A flaw in Facebook Messenger actually allowed attackers to alter chat histories

A flaw in Facebook Messenger actually allowed attackers to alter chat histories

A vulnerability in Facebook Messenger allowed attackers to alter users' chat histories, which means malicious actors could then insert links to malware or tamper with details of transactions conducted over the chat messenger.

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016

New Android malware can steal and wipe smartphone contents

New Android malware can steal and wipe smartphone contents

A new malware called Mazar Bot spreads via text message, and it gains administrator rights on your Android-based smartphone.

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

Attackers could bypass Android lock screens with a large-enough password

Attackers could bypass Android lock screens with a large-enough password

A new security exploit affecting Android Lollipop devices has been discovered. This time, it's apparently possible to access a password-locked phone by crashing the lock screen with a long-enough password.

Thursday, 11 Jun 2015

This iOS flaw could trick you into revealing your iCloud password

This iOS flaw could trick you into revealing your iCloud password

A Github researcher has discovered a potential exploit in iOS 8.3 that could trick people into giving up their iCloud log-in credentials.

Thursday, 23 Apr 2015

Your iOS 8 devices might not be as safe as you think

Your iOS 8 devices might not be as safe as you think

Devices on iOS 8 might not be as secure as you expect. The discovery of a new exploit means hackers can potentially render them useless with very little effort.

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011

Windows Phone SMS Attack Reportedly Reboots Device and Locks Down Messaging Hub

Windows Phone SMS Attack Reportedly Reboots Device and Locks Down Messaging Hub

A Windows Phone exploit utilizing an SMS was discovered. The attack, which sends an SMS to a Windows Phone device, will supposedly reboot the device and prevents access to the Messaging hub.

Monday, 8 Aug 2011

Android OS Design Flaw Discovered

Android OS Design Flaw Discovered

We know that the Android OS is far from perfect, and now researchers have revealed a design flaw in the popular OS that allows hackers to hijack your phone or tablet on the sly.

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