If there’s anyone in the mobile space who’s bad at upgrading their OS, it’s Android users. The mobile ecosystem has long suffered from abysmal adoption rates for newer iterations of the platform, with just a mere one tenth of one percent of the entire user base updated to the most recent release of Lollipop 5.0.1.
Yesterday afternoon, network-attached storage manufacturer Synology confirmed that several models of their Diskstation line of products have fallen victim to a new form of ransomware, which they are somewhat uncreatively calling the “Synolocker” variant. Ransomware is an increasingly popular portion of the malware market these days, and it works by hardcoding all the data contained Read More
Researchers from the mobile security department at IBM published an advisory that could have wide-reaching implications for anyone who relies on the Android operating system to power their mobile device. Residing in the Android KeyStore, the new exploit could have a significant effect on the way that PIN data, banking information, and cryptographic keys are Read More
Just when they thought their OS was patched, another hole springs a leak. Discovered by German security researchers at Curesec, the bug is capable of taking over anyone’s phone or tablet straight from the lock screen, as long as they are running any version of Android from 4.0 to 4.3. As of their report, Android Read More