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Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

STIG Update – DISA has released the Samsung Android OS 8 with KNOX 3.x Version 1 Release 1

STIG Update – DISA has released the Samsung Android OS 8 with KNOX 3.x Version 1 Release 1
DISA has released the Samsung Android OS 8 with KNOX 3.x Version 1 Release 1. The requirements of the STIG become effective immediately. The STIG is available at https://iase.disa.mil/stigs/Pages/index.aspx.

For all STIG related questions, please contact the DISA STIG Customer Support Desk: disa.stig_spt@mail.mil

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DISA has released the Samsung Android OS 7 (with Knox 2.x) STIG Version 1

STIG Update – DISA has released the Samsung Android OS 7 (with Knox 2.x) STIG Version 1
DISA has released the Samsung Android OS 7 (with Knox 2.x) STIG Version 1. The requirements of the STIG become effective immediately. The STIG is available at https://iase.disa.mil/stigs/mobility/Pages/index.aspx.

For all STIG related questions, please contact the DISA STIG Customer Support Desk: disa.stig_spt@mail.mil

LG Android 6.x STIG Version 1

STIG Update – DISA has released the LG Android 6.x STIG Version 1

STIG Update – DISA has released the LG Android 6.x STIG Version 1


DISA has released the LG Android 6.x STIG Version 1. The requirements of the STIG become effective immediately.

The STIG is available on IASE at http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/mobility/Pages/smartphone.aspx. Under the LG Section


For all STIG related questions, please contact the DISA STIG Customer Support Desk: disa.stig_spt@mail.mil

Chinese phone comes preloaded with spyware (Seattle Times, 6/17/14)

Star N9500
Star N9500

from Seattle Times, (6/17/14)

A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday.

G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden deep in the propriety software of the Star N9500 when it ordered the handset from a website late last month. The find is the latest in a series of incidents where smartphones have appeared preloaded with malicious software.

G Data spokesman Thorsten Urbanski said his firm bought the phone after getting complaints about it from several customers. He said his team spent more than a week trying to trace the handset’s maker without success. “The manufacturer is not mentioned,” he said. “Not in the phone, not in the documentation, nothing else.” he Associated Press found the phone for sale on several major retail websites, offered by an array of companies listed in Shenzhen, in southern China. It could not immediately find a reference to the phone’s manufacturer. More

One of the things that G Data discovered was Android.Trojan.Uupay.D trojan masquerading as the “Google Play Store”!  This may be the Chinese governments attempts to spy on its own people which is what most governments are trying to do lately each for their own interests.  

Hopefully, individuals will get smarter about protecting their own privacy and stay informed about cyber security.