Why is it that the larger the company, usually the worse the app? This week I migrated all my SIMs over to Vodafone because T-Mobile is degrading their 3G network by introducing 4G. I was pleased to see there is a My Vodafone app that allows me to view my usage, check for WiFi points and […]
Archive for the 'security' Category
I generally ignore the noise spouted by (mobile) anti-virus vendors as it’s often spreading fear that’s out of proportion to the actual risk. However, a recent blog post by Roman Unuchek of Kaspersky tells of a new sophisticated Android Trojan that’s very interesting. Also, some of the techniques used by the malware can be used by […]
There’s a growing number of tools that analyse Android .apks for app vulnerabilities, over zealous permissions, data leakage and malware. You can find a great list at ashishb.net.
I expect tools such as these and those provided by security consultancies will more important as Android becomes even more popular and pervasive. This takes me back to […]
IDC has new Worldwide statistics that show for Q1 2013 Android and iOS represented 92.3% of all smartphone OS Shipments. Android had a 75% market share, iOS 17.3%, Windows Phone 3.2% and BlackBerry 2.9%.
From my perspective, as predominantly an Android developer, I can see Android has ‘grown up’. Companies are no longer going iOS first […]
Security Week has an interesting article on Android anti-virus software. In summary, most Android anti-virus software relies on signature based analysis that’s easily fooled using simple obfuscation techniques. Obfuscation is more usually used by developers to hide source code from hackers but it can be used by the hackers themselves to transform code into new […]
If you are working on a secure app, for example a banking or payment app, you should be thinking about how to secure your ‘private parts’. This might be, for example, login information or secure tokens. Relying on sandboxed areas being inaccessible to other apps isn’t good enough because rooted devices and some vulnerabilities can […]
I recently wrote about 2 factor authentication and mobile. If you are either a user of 2 factor authentication or a developer incorporating it into your service then you should take a look at the very recent Eurograbber attack (pdf).
An estimated 36+ million Euros was syphoned from more than 30,000 bank customers across multiple banks […]