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 »
With the discovery of a vulnerable spot in their Android app, which left much of users’ private information unsecured, Skype surely disappointed its loyal customers last week. Upon finding that their application for Android was putting people in danger, Skype informed everyone that they would be fixing the problem soon, and sure enough, ... Read More »
My morning started as most of my mornings do, Tablet in hand I trudge around my house making sure my little ones are getting breakfast and readying for school. I flick through all of the news and commentary I may have missed in the last 8 hours, catch a few webcomics, and if I am ... Read More »
Over the next few days you should see a link on your Google Account Settings page that allows you to enabled 2-step verification. This new feature adds an extra layer of security to your Google account by requiring a special passcode in addition to your normal password.
The opt-in program might be a hassle for ... Read More »
According to Russian security firm Kaspersky, Android has been hit by its first SMS-based trojan. Claiming to be a media player, the offending 13KB Android Package (APK) requests permission to send SMS text messages on behalf of the user.
Once installed, the application then proceeds to send premium rate SMS text messages without further consent ... Read More »
Today, probably like many of you, I updated the Google Maps application to discover something rather odd. Google Maps is now sporting four separate icons, one of which is a replacement for an existing stand-alone application. The strangeness stuck with me all day and what initially struck me as somewhat odd has now ... Read More »
Norton security, a subsidiary of Symantec Inc., has announced the release of a new beta application for the Android platform. Norton Smartphone Security provides Android users the ability to remotely lock and wipe their device in the event their phone is stolen, Norton-strength protection against malware, and the ability to screen calls from unwanted callers.