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Smartphones are great companions. They put the web, media and communication capabilities of a computer right in your pocket. Like computers, they also contain some of your most sensitive data, includi...
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The recent announcement that Google would no longer be supplying security updates for legacy Android users has caused consternation among fans of the search engine giant's smartphone operating system. With more than 930 million Android mobiles being affected, the decision highlights a growing concern over smartphone and tablet security. These days'...Read more
If you're running on Android OS, as you probably are, since your're here reading the article, you should know that the Facebook Android App is fatally flawed when it comes to your online privacy. And even worse, Facebook doesn't seem to care much, but this is hardly news. I am sure you spend part of your free time on the Internet, courtesy of yo...Read more
While it’s not clear just why the app would do this, or what purpose it has for doing so, the Facebook app for Android is taking your phone number the first time you open it up. Without even logging in, the app takes your number and stores it on the Facebook servers. You don’t need a Facebook account, or even initiate an action within the app....Read more
When Sundar Pichai took over as Android chief, it led so many of us to wonder what it all meant. Our initial concern was that Google would combine the two services. We tried to wrap our head around it, and figure out how it would work out. A Chrome-Android merger… was it possible? Would it make sense?After the initial dust-up, cooler heads pr...Read more
The Samsung Galaxy SIII is a great phone, and the Note series isn’t too shabby either. The recent Galaxy S3 security flaw has definitely irked some Samsung owners, but now it looks like there’s a bit of a fix thanks to Lookout Security's Android App. In case you’ve been living under a rock the Samsung Galaxy S3 security flaw has been a prett...Read more
It’s always a good day whenever Kairosoft drops a new Android Game, but today is a great day as they’ve just released Kairobotica. It not only has the coolest name out of all their games, but it’s also shaping up to be the best of the bunch as well. Kairobotica is all about the Kairobot Corps which is a mass-produced army of robot polic...Read more
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Losing a phone brings in frustration and its share of costs. Apart from hunting for additonal funds for purchasing a new device, there are notional costs too, in terms of time spent in bringing the new phone to 'pre-lost' levels of old phone and sometimes, revelation of important info and data to the thief and by the thief to others. Ah! that's r...Read more
Once again (how many more times Google?!) internet security experts warned the Android community about apps downloaded millions of times from Google's Play Store, lurking with malicious Android adware. This is not the first time and certainly it's not the last time when malicious software/adware finds its home in the Play Store, but it l...Read more
The IT department from Core Security recently discovered a DoS (denial of service) vulnerability in the Android Wi-Fi Direct feature The Wi-Fi Direct feature allows Android devices to inter-connect directly among them/peer to peer (let's say a tablet and a smartphone) without requiring a "third party" device, like a wireless rou...Read more
Virus Shield, the First Paid But Fake Antivirus Android App on Google Play Store Virus Shield is one beautiful, cool sounding and paid for Android app, available on Google Play,which comes with great promises : it will save you from those pesky viruses from the Internets, it will speed up your droid, it will bring sunshine on your stre...Read more
Android Apps Containing Malware According to Trend Micro, a Cyber Security company, millions of Android apps were downloaded, containing malware used to mine virtual coins, such as Dogecoin, Casinocoin and Litecoin. Some of those apps were actually downloaded from the Google Play Store and they contained a hidden mining code inside; when inst...Read more
Nobody can be told what the ChatTime app is, you have to see it for yourself! Well, for those of you in need of cheap International Calls directly from your Android smartphone, boy, do I have great news for you! Enter International Calling with ChatTime Android app, courtesy of ChatTime Communication company. Just cli...Read more
Firefox has released an update for Android, I’m talking about version 24, which deserves to be warmly welcomed, as it brings some major improvements and will surely make some people reconsider their browser if they’re using something else on their Android devices and hear about what this new baby has to offer. The most significant enhancem...Read more
The well known web security company AVG recently announced their latest discovery : a critical vulnerability in Android's WebView that may allow a hacker to install malware on your droid device. WebView is an essential feature in Android (or iOS for that matter) that enables your apps to display your content from the online resources and als...Read more
Guess what, according to many security experts, Google already knows your Wi-Fi password. This is another scandal waiting to happen, as Android users are discovering one disturbing fact : when you're configuring your Google account on your new Android running smartphone/tablet, you may well discover that Google magically knows all the Wi-Fi pas...Read more
A new top secret document leaked by Edward Snowden in the huge NSA privacy scandal now reveals another astounding fact : if you're a smartphone user, running on Android, iOS or BlackBerry OS, your private data can be tapped by the NSA at any time. The German newspaper Der Spiegel published the document which proves that the National Securi...Read more
Android Malware is back in the news today, and this time it comes courtesy of the folks from the security firm Palo Alto Networks who have found a new flaw via mobile ad networks. Everyone knows what Malware is, and it can be delivered to your Android device in a number of sneaky ways. The latest is through mobile ad networks – you know all th...Read more
Dr. Web, a Russian based internet security company just announced that over 25 000 smartphones got exposed to Android malware after downloading infected apps from Google Play, and that's pretty sad folks. This is becoming the new trend in hacking, the creation of malware infected Android apps which are then uploaded to Google Play. The sch...Read more
If you're a poker aficionado, you probably heard about Masaaki Kagawa, a celebrity poker player from Japan who won over $1.5 million in poker tournaments all around the world and apparently made himself a new career in distributing Android malware. Just a few days ago, Mr. Masaaki was arrested by the Japanese police under the suspicion that ...Read more
If any of you CyanogenMod users out there have updated in the past couple of days, you may have noticed that your version has been updated to version 10.1.1. But this update isn’t about cramming in new features, instead the CyanogenMod team has patched up some of the well know security Android exploits which have been making the news recently...Read more
A few days ago came the news of a new vulnerability in Android - the Master Key - one of the greatest threats so far, affecting 99% of devices. The information came through a laboratory study by Bluebox Security, who also has an application that tells you whether your smartphone is affected. In light of this study's findings, we have compiled ...Read more
The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – the operating system’s safeguard against infectiou...Read more
When it comes to the digital world, you can say that there are no guarantees in terms of security, although certain measures and best practices can be applied to minimize the risk of a security breach. Users who love to Skype over their Android-powered devices might want to take note that there is the very real danger of someone bypassing your Andr...Read more