NEWS - July 11, 2013
by Carol~ - 7/11/13 9:26 AM
Anatomy of a security hole - Google's "Android Master Key" debacle explained
This month's "computer security elephant in the room" story is the news of a gaping security hole in Android application security.
If you've seen the headlines, you'd be forgiven for thinking that someone just pulled off a giant feat of cryptographic cracking.
Actually, the headlines are down to a smart PR coup (albeit a slighty naughty one) by self-styled mobile security startup Bluebox.
The company published a blog article with a URL that unashamedly proclaimed: bluebox-uncovers-android-master-key.
Bigger still was a headline that unrelentingly bellowed the words UNCOVERING ANDROID MASTER KEY THAT MAKES 99% OF DEVICES VULNERABLE: [Screenshot]
Continued : http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/10/anatomy-of-a-security-hole-googles-android-master-key-debacle-explained/