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Cloak And Dagger Exploit uses Overlays and Accessibility Services to Hijack the System

What we at XDA once envisioned as a proof of concept security vulnerability has now been confirmed by computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. The team details what they call "cloak and dagger" exploits which can take over the UI of most versions of Android (including 7.1.2). Given it's nature, it...

Android O’s Autofill Framework will Finally Resolve a Long-Standing Lag Issue with Password Managers

It's already been a month since Google released the first Android O Developer Preview (time sure flies by fast!), and as with any new version of Android - there's a lot to dig into. We've published plenty of articles about Android O already, but there's one feature that I feel hasn't really received the attention it...

“Working As Intended” – An Exploration into Android’s Accessibility Lag

The beauty of Android lies in the many different ways that third-party applications can interact with the system. Password manager apps such as LastPass provide the ability to automatically feed relevant username/password data to almost any login screen. Text Aide allows you to significantly shorten your time texting your friends by allowing you to create text...

PSA: Disabling Accessibility Services Breaks OK Google Audio Feedback on Nougat

"OK Google, what's the weather like tomorrow." The Google App's voice recognition feature is incredibly useful for answering many basic questions, though the feature tends to be underutilized in public spaces. Many phones with dedicated voice processing chips are able to summon Google Search with a simple hotword, and if your phone isn't silenced you'll...

Try These 10 Unobvious Galaxy S7 Features

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are packed with so many features that sometimes a few will go overlooked. Jared went through to find some of the most useful features and highlighted them in this video. Display Scaling Condense the DPI on your device to fit more information on your display with a simple app called Display Scaling....