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Android P Will Expand its Use of Compiler-Based Security Mitigations

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 02, 2018

The upcoming Android P, which was recently released in beta, will use more compiler-based security mitigations, writes Google engineer Ivan Lozano, including control flow integrity and integer overflow sanitization.

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Google to Improve Security and Privacy of Google Play Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Android developers will have to comply with two new requirements if they want their apps to be available on Google Play in the future. Those include supporting a recent Android version and adding support for 64-bit native code. Additionally, Google will start including some security metadata to improve APK authenticity verification.

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Apple Details Face ID Security

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

Apple has described how Face ID works and how it guarantees security in a new white paper.

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Insecure IoT Devices Were Hacked in Major Internet Outage

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Oct 22, 2016 1

Repeated DDoS attacks on Dyn, a company providing core services for Twitter, Reddit, PayPal, and other sites, caused major Internet outage between approximately 11AM UTC and 6PM UTC on October 21th, 2016. According to security firm Flashpoint, the attacks were built at least partially on the backs of hacked IoT devices.

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Dan Guido: Modern iOS Application Security

by Ralph Winzinger Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 17, 2016

As mobile applications increase in popularity and as more transactions are carried out via mobile devices, security is a topic of growing concern. In his talk "Modern iOS Application Security" at QCon New York 2016, Dan Guido takes a closer look at iOS security. While Apple already provides the means to create highly secured applications, there are still threads that may render them useless.

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Apple and FBI Court Appearance Postponed

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 22, 2016

The court appearance between Apple and the FBI, originally scheduled for later today, has been postponed a week until after Easter, following a request from the FBI to defer.

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Apple Fixes Security Flaw in iOS 9.3

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016

Today, Apple released iOS 9.3 at a special event held at Apple's headquarters which fixed a number of security bugs with the mobile OS, including several with remote code execution and an iMessage encryption bug. InfoQ investigates.

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Apple, FBI Testify before Congress

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 01, 2016

Apple and the FBI have appeared before the House Committee on the Judiciary Hearings to argue over the legalities of whether Apple should be compelled to create an insecure version of iOS to allow the FBI to break into a suspect's phone. InfoQ has been watching the live video stream and summarises the outcome.

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Big Apple Judge Sides With Apple

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 29, 2016

A New York judge has denied a motion raised by the government who were attempting to use the All Writs act to compel Apple to break into an iPhone. InfoQ investigates.

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Apple Backdoor iOS Case Develops

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 20, 2016 1

Apple continues to resist providing a backdoored version of iOS for the FBI, while technology companies come out in support of Apple's stance. Political candidates capitalise on the stance leading to polarised advice. InfoQ provides an update to the situation as it currently stands.

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Google’s Sundar Pichai Offers Some Support to Apple on its FBI Encryption Fight

by Charles Humble Follow 872 Followers on  Feb 18, 2016

Google has made its first comment on the Apple/FBI encryption fight, with Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai offering Tim Cook some limited support via a series of Tweets:

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Apple Publicly Rejects Backdoored iPhone OS

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2016 1

Apple has publicly berated the US Government for overreach of their duties in the case of providing assistance in unlocking a suspect's mobile phone, in a trial that is polarising the technology nation. InfoQ summarises the situation and what the possible outcomes might be.

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Android 'Stagefright' Vulnerabilty puts Millions at Risk

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 03, 2015 1

Google has moved quickly to reassure Android users following the announcement of a number of serious vulnerabilities. The Stagefright Media Playback Engine Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities allow an attacker to send a media file over a MMS message targeting the device's media playback engine, responsible for processing several popular media formats.

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Mobile Security and Team Collaboration: How to Combine It

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Feb 05, 2015

Mobile devices often contain both personal and corporate data. When these devices use cloud services with an "always on" internet connection the risk of security breaches increases says Jeff Crume. An interview on mobile security threats, increasing adherence to security policies, using mobile devices to collaborate efficiently, effectively and secure, and deploying enterprise mobile security.

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DidFail: a Free Android Tool to Detect Information Leakage

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 08, 2014

CERT Secure Coding team have recently released a freely available tool capable of analysing the leakage of sensitive information from an Android app. CERT researchers claim their tool "is the most precise taint-flow static analysis tool for Android apps."

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