It is another day and another bad news for Andriod. This time, a security firm, Trend Micro, has discovered a serious flaw in the OS that affects versions dating back to 2010.
It was only recently that another security firm, Zimperium, discovered a security threat dubbed Stagefright that could affect 950 million handsets. The whole scenario has degenerated and it is no wonder that the Android chap is green, because this year has been a rollercoaster of a sort for the company.
Trend Micro has stated that all versions of Andriod OS from 4.3 to 5.1.1 are susceptible to a bug that can make phones go silent and screens go dark.
Wish Wu, a security researcher, said [...]
Trend Micro has discovered a serious weakness in what amounts to 500 million Android devices, or roughly half of all Androids in use. The vulnerability affects devices from Android 4.3 until 5.1.1. It can be initiated by an app or it can be executed remotely on a website.
Researchers say the problem is with Android’s mediaserver implementation. An improperly coded Matroska streaming video file can crash the operating system, causing it to become useless. The problem reportedly results from an integer overflow. To prove their research, Trend Micro released a proof of concept malware application that demonstrated the problem. It attempts to run such a malware-laden [...]
The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency has contracted two security firms to provide minute-by-minute intelligence about tech crime.
In an attempt to step up efforts to combat cyber crime last week, the super power teamed up with Intel Security and Trend Micro. The National Crime Agency hopes to obtain up-to-the-minute updates regarding cyber crime. The intelligence expansion is another attempt at mass harvesting information.
Security firms have a far greater understanding of the threats in terms of what they see on a day-to-day basis,”Andy Archibald, Head of the UK National Crim Agency’s Cyber Crime Unit said. [...]
It’s not uncommon for electronics to be vulnerable to viruses, including malware. While Apple products claim to be exempt from most computer viruses, they aren’t safe from malicious malware on their Mac, iPhone and iPad electronics.