Users of Android Bitcoin apps have woken to the unpleasant news that an old pseudo random number generation bug has been exploited to steal balances from users' wallets.
The Bitcoin Foundation's announcement, here, merely states that an unspecified component of Android “responsible for generating secure random numbers contains critical weaknesses, that render all Android wallets generated to date vulnerable to theft.”
Police in the Chiba Prefectural zone of Japan have arrested nine people suspected of making nearly $4m by distributing malware that harvested mobile user's contact information and using it for a fake dating website.
The arrests came after a joint operation between the police and Symantec, and the security company reports that the possible ringleader of the group is Masaaki Kagawa, president of IT firm Koei Planning and a semi-professional poker player who has netted over $1.5m in winnings from tournament play over in the last six years.
It may well be that the NSA is recording every breath you take, every move you make.
But it's going to take them quite some time to review whether your breaths and moves are, in some way, significant or even troubling.
So along comes an Android app that can help you by forewarning the NSA with "Look! It wasn't me!" I am grateful to Android Central for forewarning me about USA PRISM Plus. Being an Android app, this sprightly invention relies on utter openness. For it takes random shots of your cell phone and sends them to the NSA Careers Twitter account.
Researchers are sounding alarms over the discovery of yet another security vulnerability in the Android mobile platform.
The flaw, first spotted by researchers in China, would potentially allow an attacker to manipulate an otherwise legitimate Android APK to execute malicious code without detection by the system.
Researchers said they've uncovered a security vulnerability that could allow attackers to take full control of smartphones running Google's Android mobile operating system.