Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2189 Over The Air: Exploiting Broadcom’s WiFi stack (Part 1)
It’s a well understood fact that platform security is an integral part of the security of complex systems. For mobile devices, this statement rings even truer; modern mobile platforms include multiple processing units, all elaborately communicating with one another. While the code running on the application processor (AP) has been the subject of much research, other components have seldom received the same scrutiny.

Over the years, as a result of the focused attention by security folk, the defenses of code running on the application processor have been reinforced. Taking Android as a case study, this includes hardening the operating system, improving the security of applications, and introducing incremental security enhancements affecting the entire system. All positive improvements, no doubt. However, attackers tend to follow the path of least resistance. Improving the security of one component will inevitably cause some attackers to start looking elsewhere for an easier point of entry.
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#2193 Hackers empty ATM by drilling one small hole
#2192 Are you identifiable by extensions, logins and your browser?
#2191 No More Ransom adds 15 new decryption tools as record number of partners join global initiative
#2190 Report: 30% of malware is 0day, missed by legacy antivirus
#2189 Over The Air: Exploiting Broadcom’s WiFi stack (Part 1)
#2188 Advanced Chinese hacking campaign infiltrates IT service providers across the globe
#2187 A free decryption tool is now available for all Bart ransomware versions
#2186 Android beware: State-backed Pegasus spyware is found using phones to eavesdrop and grab data
#2185 Google and Apple issue security updates for critical broadcom WiFi vulnerabilities
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