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Dev Story /*HACK THE CODE*/ was designed by two developers briefed by Intel to create an app in just one month. The idea then emerged to design an app that would also get the community involved.

Jelly Bean difficult to exploit


Charlie Miller, a veteran smartphone hacker and principal research consultant at security firm Accuvant has said that it will be difficult to write exploits for Jelly Bean as it is the first version of Android to include full ASLR and DEP.

Fancy an $99 Android game console that’s hackable?

1Well, whether you do or you don’t, there’s one coming anyway named “Ouya” which intents to be a fairly affordable Android game console, that sits where the usual game consoles sit and that’s not in our hands.

The team consists of Yves Behar (who designed the Jawbone Jambox and the One Laptop Per Child), Ed Fries from XBox, Amol Sarva from Peek, Peter Pham from Color (the video streaming app), Muffi Ghadiali from Amazon Lab126 (the people who built the kindle). And, managing this is Julie Uhrman from IGN who is the CEO of “Ouya”

There’s also word on the device being totally “hackable” which means that you’re essentially getting a “dev kit” too. This wouldn’t make any difference to serious hackers anyway, as they’d just find a way to root the device, but it’s a big step that’s been removed.

Google Puts Prepaid Card Provisioning On Pause Following Wallet Security Scare

walletFollowing the discovery of two security exploits within Google Wallet, the Vice President of Google Wallet and Payments, Osama Bedier, released a statement reassuring readers that Google takes "concrete actions" to protect its users. The statement further indicated that, in response to Wallet's security scare, Google has put prepaid card provisioning on hold, at least until a permanent fix is issued (which should happen "soon").

Carrier IQ Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg. Wikileaks Founder Reveals That Smartphones Can Be Easily Hacked

spy-files_thumbCarrier IQ is bad news. We have spent much ink covering and debating the maliciousness of this pre-installed service which hides itself in the background of some Android devices, collects user information, and then sends it back to carriers. However according to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Carrier IQ is just the tip of the iceberg as most smartphones can be hacked remotely "with ease." At a recent speech, Assange stated point blank that anyone with an iPhone, BlackBerry or Gmail account was "screwed." While Assange didn't mention Android by name in his introductory speech, our favorite operating system is indeed referenced in some Wikileaks' reports. No OS is ever truly safe after all.

Security Vulnerability In Many Android Phones

According to a group of computer scientists at North Carolina State University, a vulnerability exists within many Android devices that would allow hackers (or malicious apps) to bypass the permissions request process and tap into audio and location, wipe apps and data, or send unauthorized SMS messages, all without the user knowing.

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