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Android and iOS devices impacted by new sensor calibration attack

A new device fingerprinting technique can track Android and iOS devices across the Internet by using factory-set sensor calibration details that any app or website can obtain without special permissions. This new technique — called a calibration fingerprinting attack, or SensorID — works by using calibration details from gyroscope and ...

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Malvertising campaign abuses Chrome for iOS bug to target iPhone users

Image: Oscar Gutiérrez/CNET A massive malvertising campaign is exploiting a vulnerability in the Chrome for iOS mobile browser to redirect iPhone and iPad users to adware, scams, and other malicious sites, ZDNet has learned today from Confiant, a cyber-security firm specialized in tracking malvertising campaigns. The company said it had ...

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iOS 12.2 fixes bug that granted apps hidden access to the microphone

Apple released yesterday iOS version 12.2 that, like never before, includes fixes for a considerable number of security-related issues, including some that are downright disturbing. In total, the company fixed 51 security flaws. Probably the scariest security bug, at first glance, is CVE-2019-8566, a vulnerability in Apple’s ReplayKit. Used by ...

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