Cybercriminals abuse OEM certificates to weaponize Android malware
Malicious Android apps have been signed using legitimate certificates from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of Android devices. The certificates provide malicious apps with system-level privileges.
Android OEMs use platform certificates to sign the core ROM images of devices containing t... Read more
Bullitt and MediaTek announce satellite-to-mobile smartphone
Bullit Group has started a partnership with MediaTek to launch the world’s first smartphone to include two-way satellite messaging technology.
Over the past 18 months, MediaTek and Bullitt have collaborated to integrate satellite communications in a 5G smartphone designed by Bullitt. The pho... Read more
Intel strikes deal to manufacture MediaTek’s chips
Intel's foundries will provide substantial capacity for MediaTek in both Europe and North America.
Intel will produce chips for MediaTek, making it the American giant's first leading silicon client for its revitalized chip-manufacturing business. MediaTek is a major Taiwanese fabless semiconduct... Read more
MediaTek unveils two wifi 7 chipsets
MediaTek unveiled two chipsets for wifi 7. The Filogic 880 is suitable for access points, routers and gateways. The Filogic 380 supports clients.
The chipsets are designed to support wifi 7 in access points (Filogic 880) and clients (Filogic 380), including smartphones and laptops. The release d... Read more
Check Point Software discovers four vulnerabilities in MediaTek chips
Check Point Software Technologies has found four vulnerabilities in smartphone chips from MediaTek that could allow hackers to install malware on devices that use them.
Check Point Software’s cybersecurity team detailed the flaws earlier this week. While MediaTek released patches in October. T... Read more
Smartphones with MediaTek chipsets vulnerable to root access
Millions of devices with a chipset from the Taiwanese manufacturer MediaTek have been vulnerable for months, to malicious external attacks that could access the root. This is proven by a publication from XDA-Developers.
Google's monthly Security Bulletin on Android mentioned the vulnerability CV... Read more
Intel and MediaTek work together on integrated 5G chipset
Chipmakers Intel and MediaTek have joined forces to develop 5G modem chips for the computers of the future.
The collaboration was announced yesterday and initially the two chipmakers will focus on creating laptop chips. Intel will be responsible for defining the specifications, while Taiwanese c... Read more
Mediatek focuses on IoT with new AI chips and 7 years of security updates
Mediatek has put its plans on the table as to how it intends to further conquer the Internet of Things (IoT) market. It launches a new platform and collaborations and gambles on AI as the most important property for its customers.
Anyone who thinks that Mediatek has no place in the IoT world today ... Read more