Day: November 8, 2013

Motorola to make its handsets easier to jailbreak

Motorola to make its handsets easier to jailbreak Hacking on Motorola Android-based devices is about to get even easier–and better yet–official (well, to some extent, anyway). According to a report on Wired.com, Motorola is planning on releasing a firmware patch toward the end of the year that would bring the unlockable/relockable bootloader found on the Xoom to its Android-based smartphones. The switchable bootloader would open up a smartphone’s operating system allowing users to modify the core software components, making it easier to jailbreak. But there is a catch: This functionality will be limited to which carrier and operator partners...

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Google, Apple remove malware application from official app stores

Google, Apple remove malware application from official app stores Google and Apple removed a mobile app named “Find and Call” from their respective app stores on Thursday following reports that it was stealing people’s phone book data and using the information to spam their contacts. The app had been available on Google Play since at least May 21 and on Apple’s App Store since at least June 13. Those dates are when the app’s Android and iOS versions were last updated, Denis Maslennikov, a senior malware analyst at security firm Kaspersky Lab, said Friday. Security researchers from Kaspersky analyzed...

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