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.
Using Bluetooth and NFC, lynk ... Read More »
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 »
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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 »
In the past year, security concerns have exploded. With leaks and hacks coming in fast and thick, people are unsurprisingly worried about privacy and security. Some new start-ups are responding to the situation by creating devices that focus on security, in order to give customers some peace of mind. Read More »
PureVPN has been an established player in the Virtual Private Network space since 2007 and presently serves more than one million customers. I wouldn’t normally lead off an app review with a description of the company, but when one of the primary functions of the app is to protect your privacy, the fact that they have ... Read More »
Indiana?!? Why is there a Windows machine with my account logged in in Indiana? Is there a friend there with a laptop I logged in on? I’m pretty sure I’ve NEVER been in Indiana? COULD MY ACCOUNT HAVE BEEN HACKED?!?
On Monday, Google began offering a new online security tool to help users and IT ... Read More »