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University researchers are warning that two features, not flaws, core to Google’s Android mobile operating system can be used together to launch clickjacking attacks to gain control of a target’s phone. The discovery was made by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, who call the research Cloak and Dagger.

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New features are Project Treble and a new permission standard around the feature called Instant App. Also to be introduced with Android O are important hardening of existing security features tied to core Android components such as System Alerts, device permissions and verified boot, said mobile security experts. Google also announced a makeover of its security platform it now calls Google Play Protect.

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A day after it was revealed through WikiLeaks that the CIA has allegedly explored hacking vehicle computer-control systems, including BlackBerry’s QNX OS, the company said its software is safe. “We are not currently aware of any attacks or exploits against BlackBerry products or services, including QNX. Still, the news is a bit frightening, now that […]

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