It looks like Samsung has a security issue on its hands, but thankfully it isn’t that big of a deal. Now Secure claims that more than 600 million Samsung phones are at risk due to a vulnerability in the Samsung keyboard. Basically, a fake language pack can be downloaded instead of an official one if ... Read More »
Google already rewards people for finding big security vulnerabilities in its services. Instead of suing or taking legal action against people who try to help like some other companies have done, Google rewards those people for assisting in making its services safer for everyone. Now Google will be doing the same for Android!
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Google has long let you do things like view your search history and download your account data, but today they launched a new tool to make all of that even simpler.
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Fingerprint readers aren’t new to Android. In fact, the Motorola Atrix 4G was released in early 2011 with a fingerprint reader. Yes, more than four years ago. And there are plenty of Samsung devices with them, along with some HTCs and a few other brands. But native support was never there, it was just baked ... Read More »
Halfway funded with almost a month to go on Indiegogo, Toronto startup lynk wants to add another layer of security to your Android device using a square-shaped, multi-function keychain that will run you just $39 if you get in before the company’s crowdfunding effort comes to an end.
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Google is rolling out a new smart lock security feature called “on-body detection”. The feature uses your phone’s accelerometer to keep your phone unlocked if it’s in your pocket or your hand. Set it down, however, and the phone will lock itself with your preferred locking method. It’s an intelligent feature that saves ... Read More »
The original Blackphone focused entirely on privacy, and so the hardware may have been lacking for some potential buyers. Now Silent Circle, the maker of the Blackphone 2, has decided to put just as much focus on the hardware of its next smartphone while making sure to double down on security and privacy at the ... Read More »
Google has stopped requiring Lollipop devices to be encrypted by default. Google made waves last year when it announced that devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop would require full-disk encryption by default. The move was ... Read More »
Last week we brought you a Reuters report that Samsung was considering a purchase of BlackBerry. Samsung quickly quashed those rumors, but it didn’t elaborate.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal today, Samsung Co-CEO J.K. Shin provided some clarification on the company’s relationship with BlackBerry going forward. It doesn’t involve an acquisition, however; Samsung ... Read More »
Android’s WebView is used to render pages and is a critical part of the operating system. For better security, Google changed the version of WebView with a newer one in Android 4.4 KitKat, and Google has said it will no longer support the old versions. This is a big blow for the older operating systems, ... Read More »