Andrew Orlowski for The Register: Uh-oh. Boffins say most Android apps can slurp your screen – and you wouldn’t even know it – “Over 89 per cent of apps in the Google Play store make use of an API that requests screen capture or recording – and the user is oblivious as it evades the Android permission framework.” Summary of a paper”…titled Panoptispy: Characterizing Audio and Video Exfiltration from Android Applications (summary and PDF).”
- Pierluigi Paganini: A Samsung Texting App bug is sending random photos to contacts – “The problem affected Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices, but we cannot exclude that other devices may have been affected…several users reported the anomalous behavior on Reddit and the company official forums.”
- John E. Dunn for Sophos: Samsung phones sending photos to contacts without permission and also Your smartphone can watch you if it wants to, study finds.
Elcomsoft: Apple Warns Users against Jailbreaking iOS Devices: True or False? Not whether Apple has issued the warnings – of course it has – but more about how justified the warnings are. The conclusion seems to be mostly true, with “with few caveats and one major exception.” Interesting article, anyway.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Mac Virus authored by David Harley. Read the original post at: https://macviruscom.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/android-and-ios-issues/