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.
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Google has released the monthly security update for October for Nexus devices. Android Nougat devices receiving the update include the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 WiFi, and Read More »
If you own the T-Mobile model of the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, expect to see a new update notification soon, because T-Mobile is updating both devices.
The biggest part is the inclusion of the September security patches, which is very important. T-Mobile’s changelog has ... Read More »
We knew that Android 7.0 Nougat had improved security, but now Google has detailed what it’s done with the operating system update. A big part was addressing the issues with mediaserver.
Stagefright was a huge exploit that affected almost every Android device on the market, no matter the manufacturer, ... Read More »
With the announcement of the new Honor 8, some were wondering if a brand many in the U.S. don’t know can keep up with software updates. Now the company has pledged future software support for the device and other ... Read More »
It was just days ago that a minor panic swept through the Android world. Security company Check Point revealed four security vulnerabilities known as QuadRooter that impacted over 900 million devices using Qualcomm processors. This naturally caused a bit ... Read More »
With the popularity of smartphones, mobile malware is not a surprise to anyone. One of the biggest scares in the mobile world was Stagefright, which affected nearly all Android devices. Thankfully, Android is a very safe operating system as long as you don’t deliberately sidestep its security features.
The latest malware ... Read More »