In a world where government snooping is becoming normal, companies are finding new ways to combat the invasion of privacy. One of the simplest ways to do this is by offering encryption for the contents of a device. Google has been offering encryption on some Android devices since 2011, but it’s always been shut off ... Read More »
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Android has a dangerous new security flaw that could allow malicious apps to gain access to things on your phone that you never intended them to. BlueBox security firm released its new findings today, showing a way that hackers could get into to your phone by impersonating a trusted app. We hear about security issues all ... Read More »
Fingerprint scanners on phones have never been super popular, but they’ve been a reliable way to secure mobile computing devices for nearly a decade. They have often been used in laptops and PDAs, but the only high-profile Android device to ever sport a fingerprint scanner was the Motorola Atrix. There are rumors floating ... Read More »
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This is the kind of news you really can’t (or, should I say, don’t want to) make up. The Defense Information System Agency has just cleared the first ever Android device for use with secure unclassified communications. And it’s none other than the discontinued Dell Streak 5.
Armed with enhanced security features like remote wiping, ... Read More »
Research In Motion and BlackBerry have long been considered the undisputed kings of mobile security. BlackBerrys are the go-to devices for the government when it comes to classified communication. If Google has any say in the matter, however, it won’t be that way forever. Google wants to take Android security to the next level, making ... Read More »
One of the best things about Android is the sense of community among its users. We’re sharing locations with each other, updating our status in social networks and messaging each other all day long. The sense of community doesn’t end there, though. How many times have you taken time to help a fellow Android user? ... Read More »
The first Android Developers Challenge was the birthplace for some of the most popular applications in the Market. One of the finalist that caught my eye was BioWallet. It was a biometric security app that protected your information with iris and handwriting recognition.
I had been eagerly waiting for this innovative software ... Read More »