Tag: Android

Google Unveils OSS-Fuzz to test Open Source Software Security

In-brief: Google’s security team on Thursday announced the release of a new tool, OSS-Fuzz that it says will improve the security of the Internet by providing realtime, automated secruity testing of common open source components.

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Smart TV + Rogue App = Surveillance Device

In-brief: researchers have demonstrated how a snooping Android application can turn an Android based smart television set into an omnibus surveillance device. Get ready for more IoT misappropriations like this.

Google: Lessons of Android Shape IoT Vision

In-brief: A prominent Googler says the company is committed to keeping the Android operating system open source, but wouldn’t mind the security benefits that come with Apple’s closed iOS ecosystem, either!

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Consumer Group Sues Samsung Over Lack of Updates for Smart Phones

In-brief: A consumer group in The Netherlands is suing smart phone giant Samsung over its lax management of the security of its devices – part of the larger fragmentation of the Android ecosystem. 

Update: Hello Barbie Fails Another Security Test

In-brief: The security firm Bluebox says the mobile applications used with Hello Barbie contain security flaws that could lead to the theft of passwords and other information. Update: this story was updated to include comment from Bluebox and ToyTalk. PFR 12/4/2015