Security News

‘Battle for the Galaxy’ Mobile Game Leaks 6M Gamer Profiles
2021-06-03 22:06

An Elasticsearch server holding personal data of 6 million players of the popular mobile game Battle for the Galaxy was discovered insecure and containing over 1 terabyte of unencrypted data, meaning anyone with a link could access data stored on the repository. Battle for the Galaxy is available for Android and iOS devices, via the Steam gaming platform and also through the game publisher's browser-based version of the game.

Crane horror Reg reader uses his severed finger to unlock Samsung Galaxy phone
2021-05-06 09:15

A Reg reader recreated this scene in real life using his Samsung Galaxy A20 phone - and the severed tip of his index finger, parted from his hand thanks to an industrial accident involving a crane. "I extracted from its grave of medicinal alcohol, dried it off and... eureka! ... managed to register my dead finger on my phone."

Chinese hacking competition cracks Chrome, ESXi, Windows 10, iOS 14, Galaxy 20, Qemu, and more
2020-11-09 07:11

In 1965, Gordon Moore published a short informal paper, Cramming more components onto integrated circuits. In it, he noted [PDF] that in three years, the optimal cost per component on a chip had dropped by a factor of 10, while the optimal number had increased by the same factor, from 10 to 100.

Viasat MDD now available for the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition solution
2020-08-17 23:00

Viasat announced its Mobile Dynamic Defense cybersecurity software is now available for the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition solution. The Viasat MDD platform will ensure sensitive Department of Defense, U.S. federal government and international Five Eye allied forces information, hosted on the Samsung Galaxy S20 TE device, is continually monitored and protected from compromise-even if the device is disconnected from the military or government operations center.

Samsung Quietly Fixes Critical Galaxy Flaws Allowing Spying, Data Wiping
2020-08-11 14:48

Four critical-severity flaws were recently disclosed in the Find My Mobile feature of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, which if exploited could allow attackers to force a factory reset on the phones or spy on users. Researchers have disclosed a slew of critical-severity, patched flaws in flagship Samsung smartphones - including the Galaxy S7, S8 and S9 models.

'Find My Mobile' Vulnerabilities Exposed Samsung Galaxy Phones to Attacks
2020-08-10 18:53

A series of vulnerabilities affecting Samsung's Find My Mobile could have been chained to perform various types of activities on a compromised smartphone, a researcher from Portugal-based cybersecurity services provider Char49 revealed at the DEF CON conference on Friday. Find My Mobile is designed to help users find lost Samsung phones.

Thales’ secure solution enables connectivity and contactless services in Samsung’s Galaxy S20
2020-06-17 00:00

The Samsung Galaxy S20 will be the first and only device on the market to feature Thales' technological breakthrough - the world's first smartphones featuring a secure single-chip solution to support both mobile connectivity and trusted contactless services. Galaxy S20 users will be able to enjoy seamless mobile connectivity and contactless applications such as payments, transit ticketing and digital ID in compliance with the relevant industrial specifications.

Galaxy S20 security is already old hat as Samsung launches new safety silicon
2020-05-26 10:32

Samsung will launch a new standalone turnkey security chip to protect mobile devices, the company announced today. The chip, which has the said-once-never-forgotten name "S3FV9RR" - aka the Mobile SE Guardian 4 - is a follow-up to the dedicated security silicon baked into the Galaxy S20 smartphone series launched in February 2020.

Galaxy S20 security is already old hat as Samsung launches new safety silicon
2020-05-26 10:32

Samsung will launch a new standalone turnkey security chip to protect mobile devices, the company announced today. The chip, which has the said-once-never-forgotten name "S3FV9RR" - aka the Mobile SE Guardian 4 - is a follow-up to the dedicated security silicon baked into the Galaxy S20 smartphone series launched in February 2020.

Quantum Security Goes Live with Samsung Galaxy
2020-05-15 15:54

Samsung and South Korean telecom giant SK Telecom have debuted the Galaxy A Quantum 5G smartphone, sporting a quantum random number generation chipset. It's the first commercialization of quantum technology for mobile phones, and it will serve as a significant bellwether for full quantum encryption's chances of going mainstream.