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Facebook strikes back at SMS-reading Android claims

Facebook has reacted angrily to claims that it reads Android users' text messages, arguing that the social network is only doing so for a small pool of people testing out a new feature.The Sunday Times published an article on Sunday in which it pointed out that many apps require users to grant access to private information stored on their smartphones.

February 27, 2012 by

F-Secure: Android SMS dialler uses obfuscation

A piece of Android malware that sends premium rate text messages uses code embedded in a picture file to hide its function from security researchers and the Android app store, according to security company F-Secure.The malware, which F-Secure has called 'Trojan:Android/FakeRegSMS.

January 30, 2012 by

How to capture iPhone SMS tokens: video

Pure Hacking chief technology officer Ty Miller has posted a demonstration video of how an attack can steal SMS-based two-factor authentication tokens from Apple iPhones, and possibly Android devices.

April 3, 2011 by

Another Android SMS bug that Google doesn't seem interested in fixing

It's generally accepted that a smartphone is still a phone, and that it does all the 'phone-y' stuff that we expect of it, like making and receiving calls and sending and receiving SMS messages. Right? Well, not for handsets based on the Android operating system.

January 24, 2011

Google prepares Android SMS bug fix

Google is preparing a fix for a bug that causes some Android phones to send text messages to the wrong recipient.In a comment posted to a thread on the Google Code site on Wednesday, Android engineer Nick Kralevich said it had taken the team "some time" to reproduce the issue, and it was "only occurring very rarely".

January 10, 2011 by

Android SMS bug sends your messages to random contacts

Remember the kerfuffle over the iPhone 4 'Antennagete' and how you could disrupt the antenna by holding the handset the wrong way? Well, there's an SMS bug in Google's Android OS that makes 'Antennagate' seem like nothing.

December 30, 2011

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