security Stories February 24

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User data from 3,400 websites has been leaked and cached by search engines as a result of a bug in Cloudflare, a content delivery network. Sites affected over the course of several months include major ones like Uber, Fitbit and dating site OKCupid. 1Password also uses Cloudflare, but says that end-to-end encryption means that no customer data was exposed.

ArsTechnica reports that the leaks were spotted by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy.

We observed encryption keys, cookies, passwords, chunks of POST data and even HTTPS requests for other major cloudflare-hosted sites from other users. Once we understood what we were seeing and the implications, we immediately stopped and contacted cloudflare security.

Cloudflare has admitted that the breach occurred, but Ormandy and other security researchers believe the company is underplaying the severity of the incident …

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security Stories January 18

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Security is always an important discussion on Android. If you stick to the Play Store, odds are you won’t run into issues, but some apps aren’t available through Google’s official portal. Rather, they have to be sideloaded as APKs, and that’s where holes open up.

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security Stories December 30, 2016

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security Stories December 1, 2016

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AirDroid has been a popular service on Android for years, allowing users to easily and wirelessly access the files on their smartphone from a PC, mirror notifications, and send/receive text messages. However, security company Zimperium has been tracking some major security vulnerabilities in the app for a few months now, and they’re still not fixed…

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security Stories November 15, 2016

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There are a lot of fantastic budget smartphones on the market today, but there are always concerns with smartphones that are super cheap. One of those is security, an increasingly important part of any smartphone. Now security firm Kryptowire has uncovered an alleged backdoor hidden within some budget Android smartphones.

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security Stories November 2, 2016

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One of the stigmas Android has long had to live with is its alleged lack of security. Despite patches deployed directly by Google every month, the slowness of intermediaries such as carriers and OEMs has put the whole platform in a position of uncertainty, especially when compared with the more vertically integrated iOS.

Of course, however, Android’s director of security Adrian Ludwig disagrees…

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