The heated battle between Apple and the FBI provoked a lot of talk about Encryption – the technology that has been used to keep all your bits and bytes as safe as possible.
We can not say a lot about Apple’s users, but Android users are at severe risk when it comes to encryption of their personal and sensitive data.
Android’s full-disk encryption can be cracked much more easily than expected
Google has patched a high-severity vulnerability that has been around for the last five years, potentially leaving users’ text messages, call histories, and other sensitive data open to snooping.
The vulnerability, CVE-2016-2060, affects Android versions 4.3 and earlier that use the software package maintained by mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, according to a blog post published by security firm
More than a Billion of Android devices are at risk of a severe vulnerability in Qualcomm Snapdragon chip that could be exploited by any malicious application to gain root access on the device.
Security experts at Trend Micro are warning Android users of some severe programming blunders in Qualcomm’s kernel-level Snapdragon code that if exploited, can be used by attackers for gaining root