Protektoid, An application for personal and social privacy review of Andoid Applications
The Hacktivity conference is a pretty old conference (started in 2003). I have been lucky to attend this conference in Budapest for 4 years now. So this is nearly "obvious" that we wanted to sponsor the conference under the Protektoid project, as we are Budapest based. Besides, after the Nuit du hack event that I really enjoyed (https://blog.protektoid.com/nuit-du-hack-2016-and-protektoid), we wanted to renew the experience as a team.
Today we're releasing a new version of Protektoid Community eddition (ver 1.6.2). We have added some new features with main focus on making it easy to get quick information about critical changes done to your apps both inside Protektoid's app and outside as notifications. We also added Persian language translation to the app which we will go deeper into in another blog post in near future.
Protektoid Community version 1.4 updates and features
We talked extensively about the permissions in three major android updates (Kitkat, Lollipop and Marshmallow) in the article Android Permissions on Kitkat, Lollipop and Marshmallow. In this article we aim to describe the actions a Protektoid user can take in order to secure an android device.
How does android handles permissions in different versions
In a recent article we talked about how you give privilege to apps on install time to gain access to different parts of your android device. Today we're going deeper into how android handles these permissions in the previous 3 android updates : Kitkat (Api level 19 and 20) Lollipop (Api level 21 and 22) Marshmallow (Api level 23).
As planed, the Nuit du hack (NDH) was a really nice and interesting event. I have not been at the NDH for a really long time and going back with the Protetkoid project was a real pleasure!
Between conferences, wargames and workshops, there were a lot of things to discover and enjoy, even we were Bug Bounty focused, sponsorship oblige.
The nuit du hack 2k16
before describing the event from Protektoid point of view, let me describe the event in general.
Web application security has been, is and will definitely remain a hot topic. If we go into the concept of API (kind of interface that allows data processing), this is even more true: nowadays services and platforms strongly rely on the API model but the security of this interface is often uncertain.
This is a last minute announcement for this first showcase but thanks to the current beta-release status of the project, we could not let this happen without Protektoid: I will attend the Nuit Du Hack (NDH) 2016 at Paris, Disneyland, from July 1st to 3rd, 2016 to introduce the Protektoid project. This will also be the opportunity to get in touch with long term acquaintances (no name, but I think about some directly) and renew the contact with the French IT security community!