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MilkyDoor malware turns Androids into backdoors to attack enterprise networks


Routines and techniques build on those of the malware’s predecessor, DressCode.

A new Android malware family is able to blend in with normal network traffic and avoid detection by encrypting its payloads, in order to access internal networks.

The backdoor, known as MilkyDoor, has so far affected 200 unique Android apps available on the official Google Play Store. Some of those apps boast between 500,000 and one million installs. 

Hundreds of other programs, including books for children and doodle applications, have also suffered infections by MilkyDoor. It appears criminals seized most if not all of these apps, repackaged them with malware, and uploaded them to the Play Store. No doubt they thought these modified versions would still attract large numbers of downloads based upon the popularity of their parent programs.

MilkyDoor malware turns Androids into backdoors to attack enterprise networks

Src & more :https://www.grahamcluley.com/milkydoor-malware-turns-androids-backdoors-attack-enterprise-networks/

How to write a database to a text file in android


I am working on a Spying application for my college project purpose. For that i have logged the Calls, Location and SMS of the device and stored them in a database. Now i want to export the contents of the database to a text file.. I tried the below code.

private void readAndWriteCallsData() {

    File dataBaseFile = getDatabasePath("DATABASE"); 

    File callDataFile = new File(Environment.getDataDirectory()+"/data/com.example.myapp/databases/"+"DATABASE");

    try {

        BufferedReader dbFileReader = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(callDataFile));

        String eachLine;

        while((eachLine = dbFileReader.readLine()) != null)
        {

                Callslog.append(eachLine);
                Callslog.append("\n");

        }

    } catch (IOException e) {

        e.printStackTrace();
    }


}

But that is not working… Please help me…

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Where They Make China’s Cheap Android Smartphones


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A little over a year ago, 38-year-old entrepreneur Liang Liwan wasn’t making smartphones at all. This year, he expects to build 10 million of them.

Liang’s company, Xunrui Communications, buys smartphone components and then feeds them to several small factories around Shenzhen, in southern China. There, deft-fingered workers assemble the parts into basic smartphones that retail for as little as $65.

Manufacturers built about 700 million smartphones last year. But the market has taken on a barbell shape. On one side are familiar names like Apple and Samsung, selling pricey phones for $300 to $600; on the other, several hundred lesser-known Chinese brands supplied by a thousand or more small factories MORE

Fake Instagram app infects Android devices with malware


InstagramTempted to try out the much talked about Instagram app? Well, be careful where you get it from – as malware authors are distributing malware disguised as the popular app.

It’s a rain cloud on a summer’s day for the Instagram photo-sharing smartphone app, which is otherwise having a glorious time right now.

First of all, Instagram released a first version for Android and managed to get five million downloads in less than a week.

Then the 13-employee firm managed to sell itself to Facebook for a cool $1 billion, making some of us wonder about privacy, and others think – “to heck with that, do I have a program that’s never earnt any money that I might be able to flog to Mark Zuckerberg?”.

Naturally, the Facebook acquisition news raised Instagram to even higher levels of public awareness and that’s where the bad guys stepped in.

Cybercriminals have created fake versions of the Instagram Android app, designed to earn money from unsuspecting users.MORE

Path: The smaller, simpler alternative to Facebook


With dead-simple functionality and an elegant user interface, Path for Android and iPhone aims to bring social networking back to its roots, where “friends” are actually friends, and posts are actual moments.

Path’s posting options swing open when you tap the + sign on the bottom left.

(Credit: Path)

At a time when Facebook seems to keep adding apps, curating news feeds, and pushing users to connect with as many other users as possible, Path, the blossoming social-sharing app for iOSand Android, is doing just the opposite. It’s trying to keep things small and simple.

While the idea of social networking on a smaller scale may seem strange, it makes a lot more sense once you get to know Path. With no brand pages, groups, event invitations, or Bejeweled requests to clutter its experience, this young social network is all about sharing personal moments with loved ones. That’s it. That’s why it limits the number of connections you can have to 150 (a number that Path believes is the average number of true friends a person has in life).

As with any other social network, getting started on Path means creating an account and populating a profile. Your name, e-mail address, and a photo will do, but you can also add your phone number and birthday. Like Google Plus and Facebook, Path gives you a slot for a cover photo, where you can upload something a little artsier than your standard head shot.

Once you’re all set up, the first thing you should notice is Path’s interface, elegantly designed and head and shoulders above that of Facebook’s mobile app. It’s easy to zip around and share things, and the entire package just looks and feels…better. Tiny details like the emotion icons and the time stamp that appears as you scroll through updates make it a pleasure to keep tabs on friends, rather than an exhausting task, as it sometimes can be with other social-networking programs. Overall, it’s a pleasantly intuitive experience.MORE

Steve Jobs Bio: Its 6 Most Surprising Reveals


Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs doesn’t go on sale until Monday, but advanced copies have been delivered to the New York Times, Associated Press and Huffington Post, all of which have been dribbling out telling insights and factoids about Apple’s former CEO.

We’ll be getting our own copy of the book — simply titled Steve Jobs — on Monday. Until then, enjoy these surprising peeks into the life and psyche of the 21st century’s most famous, if not celebrated, CEO.

Steve Wanted to go ‘Thermonuclear’ on Android
Jobs was livid when HTC introduced an Android phone that shared a number of iPhone features in early 2010. An excerpt from the book:

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said. “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.” He told Google’s Eric Schmidt, “I don’t want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.’’ [AP] MORE