Not long ago, a bug was discovered that affected almost all Android devices and rendered them open to hacking without the user ever having to install anything. The exploit was called Stagefright, and every manufacturer got to work trying to patch it. Far from all ... Read More »
The Moto X Pure Edition is no developer device, and Motorola wants us to know it. A Motorola rep on the company’s forums has commented with clarification on the warranty and bootloader unlocking policy. And just like with most devices, unlocking the bootloader will result in a voided warranty.
It’s not all bad. The rep says ... Read More »
It looks like a very common exploit was found within the Chromecast that can be used to take over the stream, displaying anything the person wants. It’s actually pretty funny, as long as it isn’t happening to you. Security analyst Dan Petro built the device and has called it the Rickmote.
This device, based ... Read More »
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Yo, the sensationally ridiculous app that’s sweeping the nation, has been found to be quite vulnerable to hacks. A number of hacks have taken place, but one of the biggest has been discovered by a Georgia Tech student and his roommates. The students found that they could get any user’s phone number through ... Read More »
It’s long been known that certain evil carriers want to prevent you from rooting your Android device, and a certain popular OEM tends to let those evil carriers do whatever they’d like. Yeah, I’m talking about you Samsung. AT&T and Verizon’s Samsung devices are often unrootable because of locked bootloaders, and any exploits that are discovered frequently ... Read More »
The HTC HD2 is not a great device. Rather, it’s a symbol. It’s a symbol of how long a device can really stay useful. Of what developers can achieve. How important it is to have a hackable device. And most of all, it’s a symbol of hope. That no matter the adversity, it can be ... Read More »
This week the Google Wallet team was surprised when two different vulnerabilities were discovered. One hack revealed a user’s PIN number on a rooted phone and the other allowed anyone to reset the PIN and gain access to funds on a Google Wallet prepaid card.
Google quickly responded to the first hack by ... Read More »
Early this morning security frim Zvelo revealed a hack for Google Wallet that exposed a user’s PIN. Fortunately this vulnerability only affected rooted phones, as Google was quick to point out to The Next Web. Now a second hack has been posted online that works on non-rooted devices and requires no special ... Read More »
Google Wallet has been hacked! Wallet Cracker, an application developed by Zvelo, is able to use brute-force attacks to reveal the Google Wallet PIN number which keeps the application secure. While this vulnerability is as serious as they come, it only affects Android handsets which have been rooted.
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After much hoopla Google Wallet finally launched on the Nexus S last September, but it was only available on Sprint’s version of the phone and not T-Mobile’s. Then when Verizon announced their Galaxy Nexus, it was soon discovered that they would not support Google Wallet. Verizon claimed that Google Wallet “needs to be ... Read More »