How You’re Tracked Online, New Mass Surveillance Concerns, Malicious Android App Hijack

In episode 98: A new report from the EFF details how we are tracked online by third-party corporations, more mass surveillance concerns in China and Australia, and a malicious app hijack attack ...
StrandHogg Pwns 80% of Android Phones; Google Fiddles While Platform Burns

StrandHogg Pwns 80% of Android Phones; Google Fiddles While Platform Burns

Norwegian researchers find huge vulnerability in 80% of all Android phones. Hackers have been quietly exploiting “StrandHogg” for months–if not years ...
Security Boulevard

Disney+ Hacked Accounts, Black Friday Scams, Android Camera Exploits

In episode 96: Thousands of Disney+ accounts have been hacked, Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams to watch out for, and the latest on new Android camera exploits affecting Google and Samsung ...
Stalking App Ghosty on Android Allowed Users to See Private Instagram Accounts

Stalking App Ghosty on Android Allowed Users to See Private Instagram Accounts

An application that would allow users to spy on Instagram private profiles was removed from the Google Play Store after Facebook took notice. Ghosty was an Android app that allowed people to ...

xHelper Malware for Android

xHelper is not interesting because of its infection mechanism; the user has to side-load an app onto his phone. It's not interesting because of its payload; it seems to do nothing more ...
Australia sues Google for allegedly misleading Android users about location data collection

Australia sues Google for allegedly misleading Android users about location data collection

Google’s Australian arm is under fire from local watchdogs over its data collection practices on Android devices – specifically, the counterintuitive nature of location data settings. On Tuesday, October 29, the Australian ...
Pixel 4 Display Face Unlock Reportedly Works with Eyes Closed

Pixel 4 Display Face Unlock Reportedly Works with Eyes Closed

The new face unlock sensor on Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone has a glaring security problem: people discovered they could unlock it with their eyes closed. This shouldn’t be possible, and raises the ...

Pitney Bowes Ransomware Attack, Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Bypass, Top Technology Fears

You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 91 for October 21st 2019: Pitney Bowes becomes the ...
Serious Vulnerability that Could Crash or Compromise Linux OSes Found and Fixed

Serious Vulnerability that Could Crash or Compromise Linux OSes Found and Fixed

A potentially dangerous vulnerability was discovered in the Linux Kernel, affecting Realtek Wi-Fi chips that could have been used to crash or compromise any systems running Linux. Security researcher Nico Waisman discovered ...
Android

Android Zero-Day Panic as Ancient Linux Flaw Forgotten

A bunch of fairly recent Android phones suffer from a nasty zero-day vulnerability. The flaw is currently being exploited, but by whom? ...
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