Android holed again, JAY Z and "Magna Carta", Tumblr and HTTPS - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Filed Under: Android, Featured, Google, iOS, Privacy, Video, Vulnerability

How did rapper JAY Z take the concept of Magna Carta to a whole new level?

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

→ Can't view the video on this page? Watch directly from YouTube. Can't hear the audio? Click on the Captions icon for closed captions.

Previous three episodes:

"Googlehole"
13 July 2013
"Keyjacking"
06 July 2013
"Breaches"
29 June 2013

In this episode:

  • Google's Android operating system has another security hole. Same story as before: uou can tamper with other peoples' digitally-signed packages and Android won't notice.
  • Rapper JAY Z's latest album release, "Magna Carta", was preceded by a custom Android app that had some privacy boffins up in arms.
  • Tumblr managed to forget the S in HTTPS in a recent release of its iOS app. The social networking company is "tremendously sorry."

(If you enjoyed this video, you'll find plenty more on the SophosLabs YouTube channel.)

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Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog