Vulnerabilities On My New Phone?
I mentioned in my last post that I just bought a new Android phone. This week (the week of 17 December 2012) in the news there were two stories about Android phone vulnerabilities. Before I mention them, I need to say that they are not new concepts, just new exploits along the same lines as […]
Every time I read or hear something about the ongoing battle between Apple and the various manufacturers of Android devices, I get the desire to scream. Will you please stop! For obvious reasons, I can’t comment on who is right or wrong with regard to this ridiculous battle, I do however feel that the only […]
NFC a Security Risk?
Ever since NFC appeared, I been waiting for it to be used as the basis of an attack. I’m not particularly delighted to report that my concerns have been vindicated: Security researchers at the EuSecWest Conference in Amsterdam demonstrated an attack which allowed them to install any file onto a Samsung Galaxy S3 via NFC. The good […]
Android Content of Providers
Android provides a neat way of sharing data between applications: Content Providers. System data sources such as the address book, the SMS database and calendar are all exposed via Content of Providers and any application may publish a Content Provider. The great benefit of Content Providers is that they provide a consistent mechanism for publishing […]
What a very clever idea! Android API V11 (Honeycomb) introduced a new technique for animation which (until now) I had pretty much ignored. The new mechanism based on android.animation.Animator allows the creation of very powerful animations with minimal effort. The basic ideas of property animation have been in use in many areas for some time. […]