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revised How to sniff traffic on my wireless network?
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answered How to sniff traffic on my wireless network?
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comment Why do some people think Linux is more secure than Windows?
@RoryAlsop I see your point.
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revised Why do some people think Linux is more secure than Windows?
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comment Why do some people think Linux is more secure than Windows?
Saying that Linux is definitively more secure than Windows to me would seem bias. If you take a vanilla Linux distro and a vanilla Windows machine and exposed them to attackers they would both be exploited. They can both be hardened to different degrees as well. The OSes also have different architectures. It would be hard to identify one single feature that makes Linux "more secure" than windows... If anything the perception that Linux is more secure comes from the fact that Windows is more targeted by attackers again as state by Adnan in his answer.
Aug
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comment Why do some people think Linux is more secure than Windows?
Doesn't seem like a duplicate of that question to me... since there are specific questions relating to the difference between Linux and Windows.
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answered Why do some people think Linux is more secure than Windows?
Aug
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answered How can I detect which background application is using the camera, microphone or GPRS?
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comment How can I detect which background application is using the camera, microphone or GPRS?
Do you classify spy applications as only background apps that are accessing microphone, camera, and gps/location services? If that is the only restriction it's should probably be possible.
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comment Writing Android Exploits
like @tylerl said at the core Android is a stripped down linux kernel with a different middleware layer. I don't know of a be all end all guide. Looking into ARM assembly and exploits for Linux on ARM should get you headed in the right direction though even though the hardware varies most devices run on ARM. There are projects that are working towards running android on x86 too so that might also be something to keep in mind.
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answered Writing Android Exploits
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comment Why Google and smartphone manufacturers don't care about updates?
The answer pretty much hits on the heart of the issues. While Google is making steps to try to googleexperiencedevice.blogspot.com with Google experience devices there isn't a guarantee that that would completely remedy the situation. Porting updates to Android to new devices is not always a trivial task. Different hardware, different kernels, different carrier networks in addition to the add-ons and changes that get thrown on top of android by most carriers leads to lots of work/testing to make sure that updates don't break devices in strange ways or degrade the user experience.
Jul
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comment Intercepting and reading SSL traffic generated by Android
@AJHenderson I haven't tried doing this with a proxy so it was a suggestion. Probably should have added it as answer, but I don't usually post answers unless I have done what I suggest or have looked into it enough to be sure.
Jul
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comment Intercepting and reading SSL traffic generated by Android
Ah most of my experience with working with certs on Android has been on 4.0 and later devices.
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comment Intercepting and reading SSL traffic generated by Android
You could try installing the CA cert you created onto the device. Settings> Security> Trusted Credentials. There is a system store of trustede CAs that is created when the roms are built but you can upload user certs in p12 format which would include the ca cert. hope that helps some.