Any security system can be bypassed with enough effort. Fingerprint sensors aren’t perfectly safe if someone has access to your fingerprint or even a high-res photo of your finger. And now Samsung’s iris scanner has been defeated with a photo and a contact lens. The iris scanner is a big feature on the Read More »
Samsung’s track record with monthly security updates has not been so great when it comes to unlocked models as of late. You’d think that unlocked models would have the best support, but that’s currently not the case.
Thankfully, that should now change. Samsung “have now resolved the challenges” that prevented monthly updates and will provide ... Read More »
BlackBerry may not be making its own hardware anymore, but that means it can further focus on software. And with such a focus on security, the company is taking it another step further by announcing the Privacy Shade app.
This app will obscure your screen except for what you’re viewing. ... Read More »
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The monthly security update for the month of March is here and is now rolling out for many Nexus and Pixel devices. A surprising amount of critical bugs were fixed this time around.
Google has released its monthly security bulletin for January. There are two levels, one for January 1 and one for January 5. The first level covers only one critical fix and the other covers a lot more, many of which are related to NVIDIA and Qualcomm.
The factory images and OTA images are now available ... Read More »
Security research firm Kryptowire reports that it has found a form of spyware called Adups on many devices sold across the world. This spyware collects data, like SMS logs, call logs, contacts, IP addresses, IMEIs, and more, and sends it to specific servers in China without the user’s knowledge every 24 to 72 hours.
The company has ... Read More »
It’s a common misconception that Android is not secure. That might have been true in the past, but Google has been working hard to secure its operating system. With APIs coming to Android devices without software updates on old software and new security layers, Android is very secure.
Adrian Ludwig, director of security at Android, recently ... Read More »
Google has announced that the Pixel and Pixel XL will be coming exclusively to Verizon (outside of unlocked models of course). Google’s Nexus devices have never had a good relationship with carriers, and it seems that it isn’t much different for the Pixel lineup.
The company has confirmed ... Read More »
The biggest part is the inclusion of the September security patches, which is very important. T-Mobile’s changelog has ... Read More »