Tag Archive: affects


New RAMpage attack affects all Android phones released since 2012

RAMpage can access passwords, photos, documents, and more.

There’s a new security vulnerability, boys and girls. It’s called RAMpage and is the latest type of Rowhammer attack to hit the scene.

RAMpage was discovered by a group of eight academics across three different universities and the official research paper was published on June 28, 2018. It reads as follows:

RAMpage breaks the most fundamental isolation between user applications and the operating system. While apps are typically not  [Read More…]

The CLOUD Act and Google: How it affects your data

What is the CLOUD Act and what does it mean when it comes to my privacy as a Google customer?

The CLOUD Act — Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data — is a set of regulations handling how data stored in one country can be accessed by an entity in a different country. It was signed into law on March 23, 2018 as part of the Omnibus Spending Bill.

It’s been praised by technology companies and a  [Read More…]

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

The information you need to know so you can stay safe.

You might have heard that the sky has fallen and the security apocalypse has happened because of two new attacks named Meltdown and Spectre. If you work in IT or any other area of large-scale computer infrastructure, you probably feel like it has, too, and are already looking forward to your 2018 vacation days.

Media outlets first heard rumors of this mother-of-all-exploits in late 2017, and  [Read More…]

App installer exploit affects older versions of Android but isn’t as scary as it sounds

A scary-sounding exploit and scary-sounding headlines about half of Android devices being probably are more bark than bite. Again.

A new(ish) exploit has been published today by the folks at Palo Alto Networks that describes how a bug in the Android package installer could potentially infect older phones with malware. The exploit works against versions of Android older than Android 4.3 and doesn’t affect apps installed via Google Play. It’s still something that needs talked about,  [Read More…]