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Experts Warn Of Security Flaw

Android Devices At RiskPeople visit an Android stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 4, 2015. (REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino)iComEx is reporting today that tech security researchers warned in reports a Linux flaw lets attackers hijack internet traffic and it also affects nearly 80 percent of Android devices. Mobile security company Lookout reports that the recently discovered Linux flaw could impact around 1.4 billion Android devices.

“The vulnerability lets attackers obtain unencrypted traffic and degrade encrypted traffic to spy on victims,” explained Lookout Security Researcher Andrew Blaich, in a blog post Monday.

While the Linux flaw is not specific to Android, its potential to affect a large number of devices has grabbed plenty of attention.

Reports say that this flaw first appeared with the introduction of Linux 3.6 in 2012, according to Ars Technica, which warns that an attacker could insert malicious code or content into unencrypted TCP internet connections between two parties. Even if the connection is encrypted, an attacker may be able to terminate it, Ars Technica adds.

“If you’re running an enterprise mobility program, a number of Android devices are potentially vulnerable to a serious spying attack,” wrote Blaich, in the Lookout blog post. “CISOs [Chief Information Security Officers] should be aware that this new vulnerability affects their Linux environments, Linux-based server connections (e.g., to popular websites), in addition to Android devices.”

Blaich also urges companies to check if any of the traffic to their services, such as email, is using unencrypted communications. “If so, targeted attacks would be able to access and manipulate unencrypted sensitive information, including any corporate emails, documents, or other files,” he added.

"We have been aware of this issue and we're taking the appropriate actions," explained a spokesman for Google, in an email to FoxNews.com.

Digital Trends reports that the flaw, which will likely be remedied when the new version of Android, Android 7.0 Nougat, becomes available to the public. The final release of Android 7.0 Nougat will be available by the end of September, according to Android Authority.

 Source: Ars Technica

The New “QuadRooter” Hack Affects Over 900 million Android Devices

Original Article: By White Cat

iComEx - Educate About Android QuadRooter Hack

Right now over 900 million Android devices are affected by the new “QuadRotter” hack. If you own an Android phone, then you need to read this article and then go to the google page link below and see if your phone is at risk. If you haven't heard of this then let's quickly review what has happened. If you have questions please call us if you are unable to discern problematic issues after going to the link below and continue to have android phone issues.

"A set of 4 security flaw in the Qualcomm chipsets that powers the Android devices is vulnerable to hackers. If any one of the 4 vulnerabilities is exploited, it will allow attackers to gradually take over a user’s handset and gain root access.

Qualcomm is the world’s leading designer of LTE (Long Term Evolution) chipsets with a 65% share of the LTE modem baseband market. Hackers would simply have to trick people into downloading a malicious app to make all this possible.

The vulnerabilities have been disclosed by a team of Check Point researchers at the DEF CON 24 security conference in Las Vegas.

Critical Quadrooter Vulnerabilities:

  1. CVE-2016-2503 discovered in Qualcomm’s GPU driver and fixed in Google’s Android Security Bulletin for July 2016.
  2. CVE-2016-2504 found in Qualcomm GPU driver and fixed in Google’s Android Security Bulletin for August 2016.
  3. CVE-2016-2059 found in Qualcomm kernel module and fixed in April, though patch status is unknown.
  4. CVE-2016-5340 presented in Qualcomm GPU driver and fixed, but patch status unknown.

Check If Your Device Is Vulnerable To Hackers:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.checkpoint.quadrooter

By using Check Point’s free app you can check if your smartphone or tablet is vulnerable to Quadrooter attack. However these flaws can only be fixed by installing a patch from the device’s distributors after receiving fixed driver packs from Qualcomm."

Part of having technology means you as a user must keep up with how to keep your technology current and free from hacking and compromise. As professionals iComEx will continue to help educate you our clients as to what is going on out there in the Cyber world and bring you the right information to keep your technology up to date and provide sources for the fixes put in place by leading manufacturers. If you have specific questions regarding additional technology you use for personal or business use, please call us and ask those questions you need to for peace of mind. 972-712-2100 is a call away from you knowing you have done all you can regarding a compromise in technical equipment you have purchased.

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Crystal Charity Ball Dallas County Kids

Crystal Charity Ball 2016 BeneficiariesFor over 18 years, iComEx has been supporting charities in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, and in the State of Texas. One of those charities is Crystal Charity Ball in Dallas. If you don't know about Crystal Charity Ball, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you about who they are and what they do. Click on this link and see all the Crystal Charity Ball History Of Giving by this organization.  Dallas County children receive year after year millions of dollars raised by this wonderful organization. Please check them out and consider a donation to help Kids in Dallas County.

Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to aid, support and make contributions to children's charities in Dallas County.  As a nonprofit organization, independent of any national affiliation, members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have raised more than $130 million for more than 140 worthy beneficiaries over the past 60 years.

In 2016, the 100 active members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee committed to raise $5,650,258. These funds will support seven commendable Dallas organizations and give children hope for a healthier more productive future.  The generous spirit of Underwriters, Children’s Book participants, Silent Auction and Special Gift donors, and Contribution Ticket patrons will help turn promises into reality for children served by The Crystal Charity Ball.

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On December 3, 2016, the committee members will hold a beautiful, elegant gala to honor these philanthropic donors.

If you are interested in applying for support for an organization in Dallas County, here is how it works. While applications for 2016 Beneficiaries are complete, applications for 2017 will be available September 1, 2016.

The Selection Process will go through several rounds of review and here are tentative dates:

  • Initial Review - Fall 2016
  • Researcher Site Visits - Between January 8 - 20, 2017 (Scheduling will occur January 7-8, 2017)
  • Round I - January 20-21, 2017
  • Round II Agency Presentations - January 27-28, 2017
  • Final Round Agency Presentation - February 4, 2017
  • If Selected as a Beneficiary: Beneficiary Meetings will occur the week of February 8-12, 2017

** The 2017 beneficiaries will be selected around February 4, 2017 **

APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 WILL BE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.

2016 Beneficiaries:

Captain Hope's Kids/Hope Supply Co.

THE PROJECT: Hope for Homeless Children

THE COMMITMENT: $600,000

 
Community Partners of Dallas

THE PROJECT: A Forever Home for Community Partners

THE COMMITMENT: $1,359,236

 
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

THE PROJECT: STEM Center of Excellence Girl Exploration Center

THE COMMITMENT: $976,000

 
Notre Dame School of Dallas

THE PROJECT: Hearts and Hammers Campaign

THE COMMITMENT: $676,020

 
Parkland Foundation

THE PROJECT: Mobile Medical Clinic and Pediatric Screenings


THE COMMITMENT: $789,002

 
Teach for America

THE PROJECT: Elementary Education Initiative


THE COMMITMENT: $500,000

 
The Family Place

THE PROJECT: Children’s Counseling Center

THE COMMITMENT: $750,000

 
The Crystal Charity Ball Educational Scholarship Project

 
The Crystal Charity Ball Endowment Fund

Thank you Crystal Charity Ball for all the work you do. You have made a tremendous difference in the lives of millions of kids in Dallas County...

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When it comes to exclusive services we at Keith Clay Floors do our absolute best to achieve the highest service possible. Whether is it installation, refinishing, or maintenance we can help. We take care of professional maintenance and explain the proper home care of your floor. We have the skilled personnel to install your floors professionally giving you complete satisfaction.

Main Auction Services

New & Used Restaurant Equipment Online Auction

Main Auction Services Restaurant EquipmentiComEx welcomed Main Auction Services to the business family in September of 2012. As our first website online auction customer we were very pleased about how this business auction website came together. Now a staple for the foodservice industry around the United States, Main Auction Services continues to expand their company into San Antonio and Austin here in Texas. If you are a restaurant owner looking for used or new restaurant equipment, please check them out online. They have weekly auctions, and can ship around the country if you don't live close. Showrooms in Dallas, Grand Prairie, and Houston all have viable equipment for purchase weekly.

Main Auction Services, Inc. is a family owned and operated company bringing more than 35 years of combined experience in the restaurant, food service and related industries to the internet sales marketplace. Main Auction Services offers a wide variety of quality, new and used restaurant equipment, kitchen supplies, appliances, furniture and decor. Main Auction Services buys and sells restaurant equipment in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and nationwide, with inventory arriving on a daily basis. This inventory is made available to you through scheduled restaurant equipment online auctions. Whether you need to buy or sell one piece, or the contents of an entire restaurant, Main Auction Services is your resource for late-model restaurant, bakery and bar equipment. Call today to speak with a restaurant equipment specialist.

Main Auction Services conducts online auctions of new and used restaurant equipment and supplies, commercial kitchen equipment , bakery equipment , bar equipment, furniture and decor. Main Auction Services buys and sells new and used restaurant equipment in Texas and nationwide, with new inventory arriving on a daily basis. This inventory is made available for purchase through regularly scheduled online auctions.

Whether the need is to buy or sell one piece or the contents of an entire restaurant, Main Auction Services is the resource for late-model restaurant, bakery and bar equipment in the Texas region. In addition to commercial restaurant equipment, Main Auction Services occasional has residential furniture, kitchen & bath fixtures, appliances, electronics and décor.

iComEx has clients in states across our nation such as Colorado, Louisiana, Oregon, and many others.

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