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NFC smartphones enabled researchers to hack point of sale systems and ATMs

Despite being one of the only ways to get money out from your bank account on the go, ATMs have notoriously had a litany of security issues over the years. Even now, there's not a whole lot stopping a hacker from placing a card skimmer on an ATM, as most people will never notice that...

Popular Android app store “Aptoide” suffers major data breach

Portugal-based third-party Android app store Aptoide, which has previously been in the headlines for accusing Google of unfair treatment, has now suffered a major data breach. According to a recent report from ZDNet, the data breach affects 20 million users of the app store, whose personal information has now been shared on a renowned hacking...

*Update* Three UK Suffer Major Data Breach – 133,827 Customers Have Details Stolen

Major UK carrier Three which is responsible for 37% of all UK Mobile data has admitted Thursday evening that their customer database was breached using an employee's login. Up to six million of the company's nine million customers could be at risk and that the data accessed included names, phone numbers, addresses and dates of...

New Rowhammer Exploits use Hardware Vulnerabilities to Root LG, Samsung, and Motorola Devices

Google is constantly at war with hackers seeking to maliciously exploit security vulnerabilities in their products. Back in the middle of 2014, Google assembled a team of security analysts called 'Project Zero' to report zero-day exploits to the company so they can be patched before any nefarious third-party can take advantage of the undisclosed security hole....

Easy Fix for CPU Throttling?

Much has been said about the overheating and subsequent throttling issues surrounding the Snapdragon 810, but XDA forum member schecter7 thinks he may have found a simple fix. What is CPU throttling caused by? Excess heat. How do you get rid of excess heat? Add a bigger heat sink. This is essentially what XDA member schecter7 has done...

Basics on How to Stop People from Hacking Your Android App – XDA Developer TV

Everyday, developers, hackers, and the NSA play a game of cat and mouse. This involves hackers trying to find their way around security measures, developers patching these holes, and the NSA spying on everyone. While we don't have nearly enough time to talk about the implications of NSA spying on XDA Developer TV, AdamOutler does have...

How to Hack An Android App (Don’t Try This at Home) – XDA Developer TV

Listen, don't cheat in your games. So don't use the information you are about to learn to win by cheating. Winners never cheat, and cheaters never lose. But in a purely academic exercise, XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler shows you how one would cheat at a game so that you can detect someone who is cheating...

How to Make an Internet Controlled PowerStrip for the Internet of Things – XDA Developer TV

WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. WE ARE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS!!! It's coming, it will be huge, it will change the world as we know it, and it has a pretty silly name. What is it? It is the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is the buzz term for the world when everything is...