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7th June 2014, 06:46 PM   |  #1  
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In light of the seriousness of security, I want to keep this forum as clean as possible. I will be working harder in the future to do so.

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~ of vulnerabilities & potential vulnerabilities, with detail.
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25th September 2014, 10:01 AM   |  #2  
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Hello, I just read this article on The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/24/68...g-security-for

What could be the implications for Android users?

For example, my phone appears to be vulnerable, according to the test from the article.
I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 running latest CyanogenMod 11 (September 21) from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2#post53616202
20th October 2014, 05:43 PM   |  #3  
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Hope this one transcends the conspiracy level as I've not done any background research. Just wanted to share as it seems legitimate. Somewhat older but I guess still valid. Shouldn't all developers move to Replicant or at least close the backdoor mentioned in this article?

3rd November 2014, 09:28 PM   |  #4  
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Would it be okay to cross-post an "I'm a dumbass, what do I do now" question here from http://forum.xda-developers.com/htc-...ivs-s-t2927813 ?

tl;dr- I ran something as root that smells of malware, how do I recover from this? (Good news is that only my system and recovery were unlocked, not the other firmware parts.)
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