A recent hack of the popular photo service Snapchat left usernames and phone numbers exposed to the world. In fact, 4.6 million user names and phone numbers have been leaked. This was done in an attempt to raise awareness about Snapchat’s insecure service practices. The company was warned about these security issues, but the advice ... Read More »
Aviate, though in private beta, is getting some attention. It’s another attempt at an active launcher that changes depending on what you’re doing. Somewhat like Google Now, it’s meant to give you the weather, nearby places to eat, driving directions, and more on the homescreen itself. And although it’s a private beta, it’s getting easier ... Read More »
The latest “scare” in Android security was a new hole found that affected 99% of users. Unless you were a fan of downloading apps from untrusted sources, you were safe. But it was found to be a pretty big security ... Read More »
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Research In Motion’s BlackBerry platform is a sinking ship. They’ve made multiple attempts at remedying the problems surrounding the decline in popularity, including everything from releasing new hardware with new form factors, to new software with access to Android apps. Nothing has worked so far, and with news that RIM’s modern operating system BlackBerry 10 ... 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 »
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 »
Retrevo surveys have been quite interesting lately, and today is no exception. Retrevo surveyed 1,000 people about smartphone security, and found, sadly, that Android users seem to be more ignorant (or careless) about the matter at hand.
This may seem weird to most of us. We’re always talking about security-centric apps and services ... Read More »
We’ve all heard the question before. Which is the most secure? Android or iOS? iPhone users will tell you Apple’s iron fist guarantees the security of its users, while Android fans will say using an Android phone is just like using a PC–as long as you use common sense and protect yourself, you’ll be fine.
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that some of the most widely used Android applications are putting users’ personal data at risk, based on research conducted by computer security firm viaForensics.
According to the viaForensics report, Foursquare, Netflix, LinkedIn and Square all store various forms of personal information in plain text form on ... Read More »
If you have been keeping yourself updated with Android news, you have probably heard all the hype about security, location, and privacy for the past couple weeks. Though such issues are a given (since most of the benefits of working “in the cloud” are made possible due to these features), they can become dangerous and ... Read More »