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Is your Android watching you?

Your smartphone’s camera might be spying on you Researcher Syzmon Sidor has created an app that will stealthily activate the camera on an Android phone. The trick is bypassing the requirement in Android to have a preview window open any time the camera is active. Syzmon‚Äôs solution was to make the preview window only a […]

This is episode 14 of the Privacy Blog Podcast for November,2013. In this episode I talk about: How your phone might be tracked, even if it is off The hidden second operating system in your phone Advertising privacy settings in Android KitKat How Google is using your profile in caller ID and the lengths to […]

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Infosec Institute published an article showing in detail how application signing on Android devices can be defeated. This trick allows the attacker to modify a signed application without causing the application to fail its signature check. The attack works by exploiting a flaw in the way signed files in the .apk zip file are installed […]

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