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Rowhammer on Android


Security researchers have figured out how to conduct a Rowhammer attack on random-access memory using the GPUs in Android phones. The attack is implemented in JavaScript, so a malicious Web page can launch the attack as soon as the target loads the page into the browser on their phone.

“Drive-By Rowhammer Attack Uses GPU to Compromise an Android Phone”
Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, May 3, 2018

#Rowhammer #Android

Facebook Dossiers Are Quite Comprehensive


You might not expect that giving the Facebook app on your Android phone permission to read your contact list would also allow Facebook to transcribe all the metadata from all the calls and text messages in your phone's entire call history. But it did, at least until Google deprecated version 4.0 of the Android API — which was about five months ago.

“Facebook Scraped Call, Text Message Data for Years from Android Phones”
Sean Gallegher, Ars Technica, March 24, 2018

#Facebook #surveillance #Android

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created June 1, 2014 · last revised December 10, 2018