Category: General Info

It’s Time to Demand Accountability of Android Apps’ Permissions

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Today is Safer Internet Day, so it’s a good time to think about how we can all be safer while online. When talking about online safety, we typically think of being more secure and having our privacy maintained and respected. We have always been concerned by the design of Android’s Permissions system and its limitations. Unfortunately, the original Permissions design […]

Tracing the Cause of the Home Router Problem

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If you’ve been following this website and blog you’ll know that it’s filled with information about vulnerabilities and other security problems in home routers. But how did we ever get ourselves into this position? It certainly doesn’t need to be this way. Why is home networking equipment so problematic? Instead of answering the question we’ll just […]

Wifatch – The Router Trojan from Friendly Hackers?

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Yesterday, cybersecurity firm Symantec reported on a new piece of malware called Linux.Wifatch that attacks Linux-based home routers. And by “attack” we mean that it patches security holes that it finds to make the routers safer. Hey, wait…. That’s right, this router malware does not modify the user’s DNS settings nor does it launch a distributed […]

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