Pierluigi Paganini May 25, 2016
Android will replace passwords with trust scores by 2017

Daniel Kaufman announced that Google is planning to make password identifications outmoded by 2017 and replace them with trust scores. Google wants to replace traditional passwords on Android with “trust scores,”  and it is planning to do it by 2017. The announcement was officialized at the Google I/O conference, the IT giant intends to use Google’s Trust API technology developed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 25, 2015
Fake Android Minecraft apps scammed million users

Experts at ESET have discovered over 30 scareware uploaded to the Google Play store over nine months masquerading as Minecraft cheats and tip guides. Do you completely trust mobile applications available on the official app store like Google Play? If your answer is yes, you’re wrong. ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko has discovered 30 malicious apps uploaded […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2015
11 percent of mobile banking apps includes harmful code

A recent study published by RiskIQ security firm revealed that more than 11 percent of mobile banking apps includes harmful code. With the rapid spread of mobile banking services has increased significantly the number of cyber crimes targeting users of major financial institutions. According to an interesting research conducted by the company RiskIQ more than 11 […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 10, 2014
UNHcFREG researchers disclosed flaws dozen Android apps

Researchers from the UNHcFREG (University of New Haven) is publishing on YouTube a series of videos to disclose vulnerabilities in a dozen Android apps. Experts at the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (UNHcFREG) have decided to disclose vulnerabilities in a dozen Android apps, including the popular mobile applications Instagram, Vine and OKCupid. […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 08, 2014
CERT disclosed the list of most popular vulnerable Android apps

The CERT has published the results of its test conducted on popular Android applications that fail to properly validate SSL certificates. In several posts we have discussed about the improper validation of  SSL certificates made by mobile devices, recently we mentioned the case of the Gmail app for iOS devices which, according to an expert at mobile security […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 30, 2014
Millions of Android devices exposed to fake ID flaw

Android devices are affected by a critical vulnerability which allows a malicious app to impersonate a trusted application inheriting its permissions. Researchers at Bluebox Security have discovered a critical vulnerability in millions of Android devices that allow a malicious app to impersonate a trusted application in a stealthy way, allowing a bad actor an attacker to perform different malicious actions. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 05, 2014
Facebook SDK flaw exposes smartphone users’ accounts at risk

Experts from MetaIntell have discovered a critical vulnerability in the latest version of Facebook SDK which exposes millions of Facebook accounts at risk. Security experts from MetaIntell have discovered a significant security vulnerability in the latest version of Facebook SDK, which affects numerous iOS and Android apps exposing millions of Facebook user’s Authentication Tokens at risk. The researchers […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 16, 2014
Change in App permissions raises privacy and security issues

A review in the organization of app permissions made by Google could allow malicious apps to silently gain further permissions on the victim’s device. Google has recently made a significant change to the management process for permissions on Android devices, unfortunately security experts noticed that the change could advantage bad actors that intend to conduct attacks against the mobile […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2013
Nir Goldshlager reveals how to hack Facebook Apps

The popular security expert Nir Goldshlager found  a serious vulnerability that allows attackers to post spoofed messages from any application on Facebook. Facebook has many vulnerabilities exactly as any other software and daily hackers try to exploit them, the primary concerns of security experts are related to flaws in the popular social network that could all […]