Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits U.S., dozens of other countries


An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60 countries including the U.S., malware researchers from Kaspersky Lab said. The malware program, which Kaspersky products detect as Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakeInst.ef, dates back to February 2013 and was originally designed to operate in Russia.

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Toshiba, SanDisk NAND flash memory shrinks to 15-nanometer process


Partners Toshiba and SanDisk have developed 15-nanometer process technology for NAND flash memory widely used in smartphones and tablets. The development is the first in the world and will replace the second-generation 19-nm process technology when production begins at Toshiba’s plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, Toshiba said.[ Keep up on the day's tech news headlines with InfoWorld's Today's Headlines: Wrap Up newsletter. ]

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It’s the little things that matter in Amazon Redshift upgrade


Amazon Web Services has increased the number of simultaneous queries its hosted data warehouse Redshift can handle, improving performance in cases where many small queries are now forced to wait. Amazon contends that Redshift lowers the bar for implementing and managing a data warehouse. The company provisions the infrastructure and tasks such as backups and patching are automated.

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Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed


Some Android apps thought to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug were spared because of a common coding error in the way they implemented their own native OpenSSL library. FireEye scanned 54,000 Android applications in Google’s Play store on April 10 to see which ones are vulnerable to Heartbleed. The flaw, publicly disclosed on April 7, is contained in OpenSSL, a code library used to encrypt data traffic.

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