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Hundreds of Millions of Android Phone Cameras Can by Hijacked
November 20, 2019

Samsung, Google fix the problem on their own phones, but not clear where other makers stand. Read More

Hackers Can Transform Android Smartphones Into Spying Devices
November 20, 2019

Checkmarx developers created a rogue app to see if they could find flaws in Androids. Read More

Android Security Flaw Could Have Let Hackers Hijack Phone’s Camera
November 20, 2019

An attacker could also obtain GPS data and even listen in on calls. Read More

Bug in Google Camera Put Android Users at Risk
November 20, 2019

Google has disclosed a vulnerability in Android which made it possible for hackers to hijack your camera, and secretly capture photos and record footage. Read More

Vulnerability Could Give Criminals Android Camera Control
November 20, 2019

Unauthorized activities could be triggered even if a phone is locked, its screen is turned off, or a person is in the middle of a call. Read More

A Severe Vulnerability Has Been Found on Android Devices
November 20, 2019

Checkmarx unveiled a break in the camera app on Google, Samsung, and other devices. Read More

Israeli Cyber-Researchers Find Flaws in Google, Samsung Apps
November 19, 2019

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Checkmarx say hackers able to seize control of camera app and take photos, eavesdrop. Read More

Israeli Company Unveils Breach on Android Devices
November 19, 2019

Checkmarx unveils a security breach on smartphones with Google's Android operating system. Read More

An Android Flaw Lets Apps Secretly Access People’s Cameras
November 19, 2019

The flaw, uncovered by Checkmarx, allowed hackers to track metadata like the GPS location where videos were recorded. Read More

Google Assistant on Android Devices Could be Tricked Into Taking Photos, Videos
November 19, 2019

Security researchers found a flaw through Android's voice commands that allowed for eavesdropping and location tracking. Read More

Google Confirms Android Security Threat: Hundreds of Millions Affected
November 19, 2019

The security research team at Checkmarx has made something of a habit of uncovering alarming vulnerabilities, with past disclosures covering Amazon’s Alexa and Tinder. Read More

Big Tech’s Bugs Beg the Question: Should You Cover Your Smartphone Camera?
November 19, 2019

Covering laptop cameras with a piece of tape to prevent surveillance is a common cybersecurity practice. But recent headlines suggest that naked smartphone cameras may be a bigger threat to... Read More

Google Camera App Flaw Endangered Millions of Devices
November 19, 2019

A vulnerability in the Google Camera Application left millions of Google and Samsung smartphones open to being potentially abused. Read More

Android Flaw Allows Malicious Apps to Take Photos Without Permission
November 19, 2019

A newly revealed flaw in camera apps used by Android devices allows other apps to spy on users. Read More

Google Discloses Android Camera Hijack Hack
November 19, 2019

Google has disclosed a now-fixed issue that enabled-third party apps to access a disturbing set of permissions for its Camera App. Read More

Android Flaw Lets Rogue Apps Spy on You
November 19, 2019

Millions of Google and Samsung devices were vulnerable to exploit. Read More

Hundreds of Millions of Android Users Were Exposed to Severe Vulnerability
November 19, 2019

The outbreak was identified by Israeli researchers from Checkmarx who found it possible to run the camera app remotely, wiretap, and get the smartphone's location. Read More

DevOps is Changing, and Some are Challenging “Shift Left”
November 8, 2019

Checkmarx's Matt Rose explains the possibility that "shift left" is no longer the gold standard in DevOps, and that agile is more than just a verb. Read More

9 Top SAST and DAST Tools
November 7, 2019

These static and dynamic application security testing tools can help developers spot code errors and vulnerabilities quicker. Read More

Breaking Down the OWASP API Security Top 10, Part 1
November 4, 2019

As a result of a broadening threat landscape and the ever-increasing usage of APIs, the OWASP API Security Top 10 list was launched. Read More

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