Category: Android

Hackers Planting Cryptocurrency Mining Malware on Android Smartphones

Hackers have found a way to exploit loopholes in open Android Debug Bridge (ADB) ports, a client-server program used in the development of Android applications, to mine blockchain-based digital assets. Once a device gets infected, the bad actors can spread the malware to connected devices via Secure Socket Shell (SSH), […]

Oxfam Partners With Tech Firms to Test Dai’s Use in Disaster Aid

International charity organization Oxfam has partnered with Australian tech startup Sempo and blockchain company ConsenSys to test stablecoin Dai’s (DAI) suitability for aid in regions suffering from natural disasters, local news outlet Micky reported on June 17. The parties launched a philanthropic initiative dubbed UnBlocked Cash with the support of […]

Lightning Labs Releases Non Custodial App for iOS and Android

Lightning Labs has released their noncustodial mobile app, now available on the Bitcoin mainnet. The complexity of Lightning has been one of the most significant reasons for relatively low usage statistics. This is now a potentially broken barrier as the mobile apps were designed to be as simple as possible, […]

Report: Android Phishing Malware Impersonates Turkish Cryptocurrency Exchange

The cybersecurity company behind major antivirus software NOD32, ESET, reported on June 17 that new Android malware sidesteps Google’s SMS permissions restrictions to get hold of two-factor authentication (2FA) codes received via SMS. Per the report, some malicious apps are capable of accessing one-time-passwords sent to users via SMS by […]

Facebook’s Study App Will Pay Users for their Online Data

Photo: Facebook Facebook intends to pay people to monitor how they browse using their phone using their new Study app. The app will record the apps that a user has installed on their phone and the time spent using these apps. Also, Study App will report the user’s current location […]

Facebook’s Study App Will Pay Users for their Online Data

Photo: Facebook Facebook intends to pay people to monitor how they browse using their phone using their new Study app. The app will record the apps that a user has installed on their phone and the time spent using these apps. Also, Study App will report the user’s current location […]

Huawei Can Get Its OS Ready by This Fall, But There are Still Issues

Huawei’s own operating system for smartphones and laptops could be ready for use in China by fall this year. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business said an international version of the operating system could be ready in 2020. As it’s already known, last week the Chinese smartphone giant, Huawei […]

Samsung’s Budget Smartphones Will Reportedly Have Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Features

Budget smartphones released by South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung will reportedly feature cryptocurrency and blockchain features, local English-language local media Business Korea reports on May 14. Per the report, the crypto and blockchain-related functionality included in the Samsung S10 will be included in other Galaxy smartphone models. The electronics […]