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By jcase, Forum Moderator / Senior Recognized Developer - Taco Vendor on 7th June 2014, 05:46 PM
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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.
~ of vulnerability research
~ of exploit development
~ of reverse engineering
~ of application security
~ of physical device security
~ of theoretical attacks/vulnerabilities, with detail.
~ any serious security matter
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Questions on how to unlock a device

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25th September 2014, 09:01 AM |#2  
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Hello, I just read this article on The Verge:

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
20th October 2014, 04:43 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, 08:28 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 ?

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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