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DroidRzr.com is Pleased to Announce the WINNERS in the Raspberry Pi
Now - due to the popularity, I have added a couple more sets to the pot. So, not 6, but 8!
Here are the 8 winners:
Updated 03-05-14 See Below - VERY COOL BONUS
In preparation for a new section on the Raspberry Pi in our forums,
we are giving away 6 kits to get a support base going.
Drawing to be held on Tuesday, March 11th at Noon Pacific
The kits include:
[Because patents involve federal law, I can and do work anywhere in the U.S., If someone has serious questions about the limits of what I am allowed to do with them I can certainly provide more, but conflict of interest rules can get a little dry. ]
Soak started - 2-21-14
Version 164.55.2 - Android 4.4.2
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The recent release of a Metasploit module that allows attackers to remotely access ("get shell") on most Android-running devices has again raised a very good question: "How can we force carriers and sellers to deliver security updates to users in a timely manner?"
The bug is in Android's WebView programming interface. Aside from giving attackers access to the devices' camera and file system via something as easy to set up as a booby-trapped web page, it can also be set off via a Man-in-the-Middle attack to deliver a trojanized app update which would then allow attackers to access all the things that the app itself has permission to use.
According to Ars Technica, the vulnerability in question was publicly disclosed in December 2012, and Google (finally!) fixed it in November 2013 when it released Android 4.2.
Tod Beardsley, technical lead for the Metasploit Framework, says that this vulnerability is "kind of a huge deal", and 70 percent of devices out there are vulnerable because they run Android versions below 4.2.
"In a completely unsurprising twist, I did a quick survey of the phones available today on the no-contract rack at a couple big-box stores, and every one that I saw were vulnerable out of the box," he added "And yes, that's here in the U.S., not some far-away place like Moscow, Russia."
"I'm hopeful that by publishing an E-Z-2-Use Metasploit module that exploits it, we can maybe push some vendors toward ensuring that single-click vulnerabilities like this don't last for 93+ weeks in the wild," he concluded.
There is not much that users can do to fix this problem, except pester their carriers in great numbers in the hope that a security update will be released sooner rather than later, hope that cyber criminals won't start using the module en masse, and be careful on which links the click on when using their Android devices.
Users of devices who receive their OS updates directly from Google are safe, though.
WE HAVE WINNERS -
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Congratulations all of you. You are all winners in my mind.
Those picked, please PM me with shipping instructions and I will get these out as quick as I can.
TOTAL AS OF 02-10-14 12:00 PM - $855
DroidRZR.com Supporter GIVEAWAY- NOW CLOSED
Started 02-03-14 Noon PDT
Drawing 02/10/14 Noon PDT
Nexus 7 - 16 GB
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Nikon Coolpix S3500 20.1MP Camera
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Qty 2 - $25 Google Play Gift Card
(to be given individually)
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Qty 4 - Practical Meter Charging Companion
(to be given individually)
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Qty 4 - Team Black Hat Factory Adapter
(to be given individually)
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Plain and simple - this is a donation based giveaway to help support our home DroidRZR.com. It costs money each month to provide this site that many of us call home, but as days go by, we need to pay the rent .
The prizes given here are donated by myself personally. No funds from DroidRzr.com nor DRDevs.com have been used to procure them, so every penny raised goes for support - 100%....
HERE'S THE SKINNY (RULES)-
Donate to DroidRzr.com HERE and donate whatever amount you want in increments of $5 AND AND AND AND post your amount here and state why you love DoridRZR. Your donation will be weighted by that amount, so the more you donate, the better your chance. (Example - You donate $10, the total amount received is $1000 - your chance is 10/1000 or 1 in 100).
For each prize, there will be only one winner, so the main prize will be drawn first to ensure you all have a chance.
ALSO, I will try to ship them ASAP, so if you win, please PM me quickly. Maybe you can use it as a Valentines's gift ??
Winners will be picked using Randompicker.com and results posted publicly.
TOTAL AS OF 02-10-14 12:00 PM - $855
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A New handset, called 'Blackphone' is to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 24th.
Blackphone is powered by a security-oriented Android. Build has been named PrivatOS, and is a carrier- and vendor-independent smartphone giving individuals and organizations the ability to make and receive secure phone calls, exchange secure texts, transfer and store files, and video chat without compromising user privacy on the device.
It is the culmination of several careers' worth of effort from leading figures in the industry, including Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP; Javier Aguera, co-founder of Geeksphone; Jon Callas, co-founder of PGP Inc. and CTO of Silent Circle; Rodrigo Silva-Ramos, co-founder of Geeksphone; and Mike Janke, CEO of Silent Circle and former US Navy SEAL.
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Read more Here:
Over the past year a few new apps have gotten attention by the security & privacy community. Here are a few relatively new ones for your review:
Described by the company as "counterveillance anti-spyware software for consumers", SnoopWall is designed to block eavesdropping, protect the camera, microphone, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi and "other high-risk data ports".
This app has been created in response to the poor permission control offered natively by Android over apps. As Facebook users have noted over the last few weeks, for example, their Android app is now demanding access to SMS / MMS, calendar events, and WiFi control. Users can also manage which ports are available to individual apps. "This privacy and security feature lets users disable the ability of individual apps to access sensitive, personally identifiable information such as geographic location and address book data," the company says.
**Notice: The free version only notifies/reports the spying that is occurring on your device and by which app. The Paid version which supposedly costs around $1.29 /month will actively block
XPrivacy can prevent applications from leaking privacy sensitive data. XPrivacy can restrict the categories of data an application can access. This is done by feeding an application with no or fake data. There are several data categories which can be restricted, for example contacts or location. For example, if you restrict access to contacts for an application, this will result in sending an empty contact list to the application. Similarly, restricting an application's access to your location will result in a set location being sent to the application.
3) Advanced Permissions Manager
If you have experience with any of these please share your opinions and results.
THE NEW MOTO - I AM IMPRESSED, HOW ABOUT YOU ?????
You Asked, We Listened: Announcing Changes to Our Developer Edition Program
At Motorola, we’re focused on delivering the best Android experiences and the best of Google services. Over this past year, we’ve worked very hard to create ways for users to express themselves using their mobile devices. Customers who purchase Developer Edition devices want the flexibility to take this even further and tinker with the operating system. This may include creating and flashing a custom build of Android or porting one from an enthusiast community. Up until now, when a customer requested a bootloader unlock code we would void the warranty for that Developer Edition device.
We are excited to support the developer and enthusiast communities by making two key changes to the Developer Edition program:
For customers who have previously purchased a 2012 or 2013 Developer Edition device directly from Motorola and who have requested a bootloader unlock code, we will reinstate the warranty effective from the date of original purchase. (You’ll recognize these models because they come with a printed “Developer Edition” across the back and include the Moto X DE (for GSM networks), Moto X DE (for Verizon), and Droid Maxx DE (Verizon).)
In addition, recovery images (as shipped from the factory) will be posted here. A developer or enthusiast can use this image to restore their device to run with its original factory software.
We hope that you like these changes. Keep telling us what you think (you can use the comments section below or participate in one of the many G+ forums such as Moto X).
We strongly believe in the developer and enthusiast communities and intend to keep making changes to better support them.
Posted by Punit Soni, Software Product Management
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