This week the Google Wallet team was surprised when two different vulnerabilities were discovered. One hack revealed a user’s PIN number on a rooted phone and the other allowed anyone to reset the PIN and gain access to funds on a Google Wallet prepaid card.
Google quickly responded to the first hack by ... Read More »
Early this morning security frim Zvelo revealed a hack for Google Wallet that exposed a user’s PIN. Fortunately this vulnerability only affected rooted phones, as Google was quick to point out to The Next Web. Now a second hack has been posted online that works on non-rooted devices and requires no special ... Read More »
Android smartphones are indeed powerful devices. Owning one can also mandate many responsibilities. We tend to have our whole lives linked to these gadgets: bank accounts, email accounts (work and personal), social networks, Paypal, contacts, and the list goes on. The avast! app has been available in Beta for a while, but it’s now fully ... Read More »
Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system in the planet. With over 200 million devices activated, and over 550,000 added daily, Android is taking over the world. This also raises a concern, though, as developers of malicious software often target platforms with the most exposure. No one will write a malicious app ... Read More »
Is your Android device vulnerable to a security risk? Bit9 has released their annual report for the most vulnerable mobile devices and the news is not good for many Android owners. As many of us already know, there are a ton of Android devices out there that no longer receive software updates, which means ... Read More »
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 »
Gameloft has already ported several of their Android titles to the Tegra 2 platform, but customers with a Motorola Atrix 4G are unable to purchase them because AT&T blocks the installation of non-Market applications. The only way to get Gameloft’s new games is through their online web store, so none of AT&T’s Android ... Read More »
A few months back, Android and Me reviewed Lookout Mobile Security, a free mobile security suite for your Android phone. We found it to be a decent security suite for the free pricetag.
So, about that free price tag. Today, Lookout has announced that they have added a premium version of their application, which ... Read More »
Update: As several of our readers have pointed out, just because I think anti-virus programs are unnecessary on Android doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Viruses and malware are serious concerns, and if you have those concerns, you should be protecting your phone. As always, the choice is up to you.
With the growing threat of viruses ... Read More »