Profile of Mathew J. Schwartz
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Mathew Schwartz served as the InformationWeek information security reporter from 2010 until mid-2014.
Articles by Mathew J. Schwartz
posted in July 2012
Can Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and carriers be pressured to stop waiting months before patching known, exploitable vulnerabilities on their Android smartphones and tablets?
Android 4.1, code-named Jelly Bean, is first OS from Google to correctly randomize memory, making it tougher for attackers to get a foothold.
Draft NIST guidelines update cell phone and PDA security rules for the Android and iOS era.
Find And Call app, discovered in both the Apple App Store and Google Play, copied phone address book to a remote server controlled by spammers.
If true, it's the first time Android devices have been hijacked by malware, turned into botnet nodes, and made to churn out spam.
Proof-of-concept malware can be used to launch malicious applications, with no warning or rebooting required, computer scientists show.