Category Archives: Mobile

GeckoView in 2019

By | June 27, 2019

Last September we wrote about using GeckoView to bring Firefox’s rendering engine to Android as a reusable library. By decoupling the Gecko engine from the Firefox application, we’ve created a newer, faster, and more maintainable way to create Android applications that leverage Gecko’s excellent performance, privacy, and support for cutting-edge web standards. With today’s release… Read More »

Firefox Focus with GeckoView

By | March 19, 2019

Firefox Focus is private browsing as an app: It automatically blocks ads and trackers, so you can surf the web in peace. When you’re done, a single tap completely erases your history, cookies, and other local data. Protecting you from invasive tracking is part of Mozilla’s non-profit mission, and Focus’s built-in tracking protection helps keep… Read More »

Add Progressive Net Apps to Your House Display Screen in Firefox For Android

By | January 11, 2018

In 2010, the idea of responsive net design (RWD) began resonating in net growth circles. Over time, it grew to become a really helpful finest apply, which was strengthened by the emergence of plenty of RWD-enhancing net applied sciences, akin to responsive pictures, @supports, flexbox, grid, and so a lot more. Immediately, virtually all web… Read More »

Fake Apps Take Advantage of Super Mario Run Release

By | December 20, 2016

Earlier this year, we talked about how cybercriminals took advantage of the popularity of Pokemon Go to launch their own malicious apps. As 2016 comes to a close, we observe the same thing happening to another of Nintendo’s game properties: Super Mario. The Super Mario franchise has been a key part of Nintendo’s video game business, with multiple title… Read More »

Fake Apps Take Advantage of Mario Run Release

By | December 20, 2016

Earlier this year, we talked about how cybercriminals took advantage of the popularity of Pokemon Go to launch their own malicious apps. As 2016 comes to a close, we observe the same thing happening to another of Nintendo’s game properties: Super Mario. The Super Mario franchise has been a key part of Nintendo’s video game business, with multiple title… Read More »

New Flavor of Dirty COW Attack Discovered, Patched

By | December 7, 2016

Dirty COW (designated as CVE-2016-5195) is a Linux vulnerability that was first disclosed to the public in October 2016. It was a serious privilege escalation flaw that allowed an attacker to gain root access on the targeted system. It was described as an “ancient bug” by Linus Torvalds and was quickly patched once it was disclosed,… Read More »

New SmsSecurity Variant Roots Phones, Abuses Accessibility Features and TeamViewer

By | December 1, 2016

By Jason Gu (Mobile Threat Response Engineer) In January of 2016, we found various “SmsSecurity” mobile apps that claimed to be from various banks. These apps supposedly generated one-time passwords (OTPs) that account holders could use to log into the bank; instead they turned out to be malicious apps that stole any password sent via SMS messages.… Read More »

Security Update Patches 13 Android Vulnerabilities Discovered by Trend Micro

By | November 1, 2016

by Seven Shen, Ecular Xu and Wish Wu Mobile threats are trending upward, with vulnerability exploits gaining traction. The silver lining? More of these vulnerabilities are also disclosed, analyzed and detected. This helps better mitigate Android devices from zero-days and malware, enabling OEMs/vendors to more proactively respond to these threats. This is echoed by our… Read More »