Showing posts with label android security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label android security. Show all posts

Marshmallow 6.0.1 already hitting Android one devices

Marshmallow 6.0.1 already suggest Android one devices

now that marshmallow (Android 6.0) has been around for several weeks, it is not surprising that there is already an update 6.0.1 suggest some devices. In this particular case, said devices are select an Android handsets. According to reports, only a limited number of users have received the update, but so far. Take a look:

Android 6.0.1 become available for Android One


after a Google search, the model number is listed, H220 is the cherry mobile Android G1 for the Philippines. Strangely enough the Android Security patch level is from 1. December 2015 Despite today not only November 22, 2015. Provided that the roll-out is not a mistake, it seems to imply that Google has already finalized the updated integrated voice patch despite this month, just over one week left.

There is currently no information as to what this 6.0.1 update brings with it, but the general assumption about the Internet is that it closely with fixes and improvements of stability.

Phone Arena has reported that "HTC ROM Developer @LlabTooFeR has it, after 6.0.1, Google plans to roll out Android 6.1 Marshmallow, although this is likely to happen from next year." Assuming this is true, it would raise the question of whether Google release 6.0.1 to other equipment (e.g. the Nexus series) simply directly to 6.1.

We have more to this story as it develops, but now let us all our eyes open for any updates that may be the country in the next few weeks.

Users of Android phone warned of the new viruses

Users of Android phone warned of the new viruses

(WIVB) - hackers can exploit any weakness they can find. Depends on you to make sure it is not easy to do. If you have an Android, you should know, more than 950 million of them are vulnerable to what is called the virus', Product.

Truth is, in reality it is not a virus, but the vulnerability could allow a hacker to access all the data on your phone, and the option to copy or delete.

In this case, it does not matter if you are careful not to download applications any suspicion. The virus could reach through an application that are already part of your operating system Android, the responsible for text messages. By default, it processes the incoming messages of the media without asking you first.

"This is to exploit a automatic activation in the phone, and when the phone receives a particular message or of a particular course of action occurs is done automatically, so that when you exploit something that happens automatically, you are aware of this, and therefore a large proportion of the people don't even know that have been exploited by this virus or malicious attack," said Lucas Vanwingerden with USC department of informatics of the North.

However, any operating system from 4.0 and higher allows you to make the correction. In the text messages, open the configuration (by pressing the 3 points on the bottom) and disable Auto-Retrieve . You can also see if you're vulnerable', as a product of the Stagefright Detector App.

users that have 2.0 to 4.0 don't have to wait for the update of the operating system. Since there are so many different phones and carriers, along the time, rather than all at once as with Apple's iPhone.
source: wivb.com

best antivirus for Android and iOS

Best Antivirus for Android and iOS

When it comes to the security of your smartphone against harmful viruses and other web-based threats, obtain and install a good antivirus application is a prerequisite. A virus can cause loss of important files, some of which must have been acquired over the years, and may also impede the efficient performance of your smartphone. Android devitces, compared to iOS devices, surfer more virus attacks because of its open source policy. On the other hand, iOS devices are less prone to virus attacks because of their restrictive policies especially when it comes to sharing files. These are some of the best antivirus applications for Android and iOS devices:

Avast Mobile

This antivirus is one of the best in the world. At first, his main goal was the PC market, but in recent times, has deepened in the smartphone market due to the preponderance of these mobile digital devices. The Android version created for Android is quite simple, especially when compared with the versions created for IOS. Avast created a secure VPN line for iOS devices, which acts as a shield for iOS devices, especially during online activities.

The security line for iOS devices Avast VPN protects users against viruses, phishing sites, and also allows secure VPN connection, while in WIFI.

Pros
* Good special protection against web-based virus

* 50% cheaper than most competing products, especially Android versions

Cons
* The annual subscription is quite expensive, especially for iOS devices

Avira Mobile Security

This mobile antivirus has a good strong look, and is one of the most respected in the world mobile antivirus. On the home screen for Android Avira, the following buttons appear: antivirus, anti-theft, black-list, settings and Help. All these features are useful especially when it comes to customize security settings. While Avira Android allows files on both the memory card and phone memory to scan, the Avira for iOS does not. It offers services primarily anti theft that can be integrated with integrated cloud-based service.

Pros
* Good protection capacity

* Easy to install and use

Cons
* Some functions are duplicated especially those that come with these smart phones by default

Trend Micro Mobile Security

For iOS devices, it is simply called Trend Micro Smart Surfing. The iOS version is not a full-fledged antivirus, since only protects your i-devices for web-based activities. Use the database based on the cloud to alert users of i-Device especially when visiting harmful sites. The Android version is a full-fledged antivirus, allowing you to carry out explorations in the phone memory and memory card.

Pros
* It's free to install and use

* Easy to use interface

Cons
* It is less versatile especially on iOS devices

Norton Mobile Security

Norton Antivirus is a powerhouse in mobile security. Due to restrictions set by Apple, mobile security services Norton is not as loaded as shown on the Android platform. The iOS version has the basic anti-theft feature, a service already provided by Apple iCloud. The Android version is properly loaded and allows full exploration in the phone memory and memory card.

Pros
* Good features in Android, fair features in iOS

* It has a user interface.

Cons
* Very expensive, especially on iOS devices

Intego Virus Barrier (iOS)

It is virtually antivirus antivirus applications more versatile for iOS devices. This antivirus scanner has the ability to scan individual files, email attachments and files that use remote access services link. Protect your PC by preventing the transfer of infected PC and prohibiting the storage of these files in the phone memory.

Pros
* It has a friendly interface

* It's as close to a full antivirus for iOS devices

Cons
* I do not really have much features especially when compared with other antivirus applications android

In conclusion, this is the best antivirus applications for Android and iOS devices.Android provides sufficient flexibility for mobile security applications to operate, and is less restrictive. But antivirus Apple iOS is more restrictive - and mainly protects the phone against web-based threats. As more web-based threats emerge, these applications continue to evolve in other antivirus to protect our smartphones against these threats.

Android Malware Installs Pirated Assassin’s Creed App

Android Malware Installs Pirated Assassin’s Creed App

A pirated Credo Murderer application for Android version is included with the malware according to the security service-as-as-Zscaler.


Assassins Creed is a popular series of open-world adventure games available in several iterations on the Xbox, PlayStation, PC and other gaming platforms. 


There are also premium Murderer Credo applications for Android. However, users who want to download a free version of this application pirate can find their Android devices silently infected with a piece of malware mobile banking.

The Trojanized variety of Credo Murderer application has the potential to be very powerful, because when a user downloads it, what he or she is actually the download is malware. The malware in turn download a fully functional version, pirates of the actual application. The game app works as advertised, so the standard mobile player will have a hard time realizing that the package has been downloaded is malicious.

The attack is particularly timely during this holiday shopping season, and a number of retailers are bundling the last, XBOX An edition of the series with the newest Microsoft game console. The XBOX One is probably one of the most popular gifts this season, especially between consoles, as reports began to emerge last night that Microsoft game console outsold Sony PS4 in November.

The malware, according to Zscaler, has the ability to send text messages to several parties, texts victim harvest stolen devices and send command to a server and remote data. C & C servers are hard coded in applications as bnk7ihekqxp [.] Net and googleapiserver [.] Net.

"We were able to locate phone numbers belonging to Russian bank Volga-Vyatka Bank of Sberbank of Russia in the code of the malicious application for SMS messages were intercepted to steal sensitive information," the researchers wrote Zscaler. "Another interesting feature we saw is the use of AES encryption for all communication C2. Also harvest and identification number of the mobile subscriber information from the victim device for monitoring".

The application requests a number of permits that include the ability to access the state network, obtain accounts, access the Internet, outgoing calls the process, read external storage, read phone state, read SMS, received boot completed, receive SMS, send SMS, lock wake, write to external storage and write SMS.

MD5 information is available on VirusTotal. The application itself weighs 3.25 MB and the file is called assassins_creed.apk with the name of dsifakf.aoakmnq package.com

If users stick to the official Google Play store and avoid downloading pirated applications, then you will not have to worry about downloading this particular malware.

Image courtesy of Google Play Store