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    [EN] Gmail app hacked by researchers

    Academics from the universities of Michigan and California say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate. Gmail was among the easiest to stole login details and passwords. The Amazon app was the hardest to access, with a 48% success rate.

    The hack was tested on an Android phone, but the researchers believe it could work on all smartphones.

    A Google spokeswoman said the technology giant welcomed the research. "Third-party research is one of the ways Android is made stronger and more secure," she said.

    The research is being presented later at a cybersecurity conference in San Diego by academics from the universities of Michigan and California.

    Other apps hacked included H&R Block, Newegg, WebMD, Chase Bank, Hotels.com and Amazon.

    Passwords stolen

    The Amazon app was the hardest to access, with a 48% success rate.

    The hack involves accessing the shared memory of a user's smartphone using malicious software disguised as an apparently harmless app, such as wallpaper.

    This shared memory is used by all apps, and by analysing its use the researchers were able to tell when a user was logging into apps such as Gmail, giving them the opportunity to steal login details and passwords.

    "The assumption has always been that these apps can't interfere with each other easily," said Zhiyun Qian, an assistant professor at the University of California and one of the researchers involved in the study.

    "We show that assumption is not correct, and one app can in fact significantly impact another and result in harmful consequences for the user."

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28895304
    Última edição por 5ms; 22-08-2014 às 12:01.

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    A noticia aqui é bem outra. Sacrificaram o GMail para desviar a atenção do Android, o sistema operacional cagalhão, brinquedo que os moleques do Google querem comparar com Windows e outros bichos. Piada.

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