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How malware can “live forever” through persistent root attacks on Android

A recent article in The Hacker News describes how it is possible for malware to become persistent through exploiting vulnerabilities in the bootloader. While the linked article is quite technical it is useful to look into exactly why the bootloader is such a tempting target. First, what is a bootloader? When you turn on your [...]

Mobile phones are under attack through from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Lately there have been two much published reports of vulnerabilities which threatens billions of mobile phones. First, in July it was vulnerability in the firmware of a little known chip powering almost all modern smartphones, a Wi-Fi chip made by Broadcom. The vulnerability, known as BroadPwn, allows a smartphone to be infected simply by looking [...]