Upcoming Google Event Revealed:
Diverting some of the attention away from Apple’s ‘iPad mini’ unveiling on October 23 and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 event on October 29, Google is to unveil a number new devices and software improvements on the same day as Microsoft - and we have all the details.
A source with knowledge of Google’s plans has told The Next Web that the search giant has been distributing a video recorded at one of its weekly all-hands “TGIF” meetings on its internal network, which details the devices that will be unveiled at its hastily arranged October 29 event (which we [TNW] will also be attending).
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19 October 2012, 11:55
Encryption Found Insufficient in Many Android Apps
Researchers have discovered catastrophic conditions when analysing Android applications that use encryption: more than 1,000 of the 13,500 most popular Android apps showed signs of a flawed and insecure implementation of the SSL/TLS encryption protocol. Tests performed on 100 selected apps confirmed that 41 of them were vulnerable to known attacks. The researchers harvested users' bank and credit card details as well as the access tokens for their Facebook, Twitter and email accounts, and messaging services.
In a particularly striking test, the researchers injected a bogus virus signature into Zoner AntiVirus for Android that referred to the app itself. The AV app dutifully proceeded to classify itself as a threat and then offered to delete itself.
An embarrassing consequence of insufficient encryption: a bogus virus signature prompts the anti-virus software to try and delete itself .
Source: Fahl, Harbach, Muders, Smith, Baumgärtner, Freisleben