These Android phones have security defects out of the box, researchers say

Asus, Essential, LG, and ZTE have all vowed to patch security flaws found by mobile security firm Kryptowire, according to Wired. The firm’s research was meant to point out that some security meltdowns stem from code written by phone companies to modify Android. Researchers found bugs in the firmware of 10 separate devices carried across the major American carriers, according Wired, which saw an early version of Kryptowire’s report. The security lapses could lead to everything from letting an attacker lock someone out of their device, to getting control over their microphone and more — though most of the attacks that the researchers detailed required users to download some sort of malicious app before they could take advantage of the... Continue reading…

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A study of 18 tracking apps aimed at families and couples, including Couple Vow, found security vulnerabilities that can be easily exploited.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Security flaws included, no assembly required.

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Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Out of the Box

Android smartphones from Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE are the focus of a new analysis about risks from firmware bugs introduced by manufacturers and carriers.

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Wired Security

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