Security has been a sore spot for Android since its inception. With so many manufacturers making Android devices with their own customizations, it became impossible for Google to control updates. Instead, it has been up to the manufacturers to update devices.
With new exploits constantly being found and security being a hot topic, both the FTC ... Read More »
Truecaller, the awesome caller ID app that let’s you know who’s calling and even warns you of spam calls, discovered an exploit in its app. The exploit allowed someone with your IMEI number to get personal information remotely. The company patched the exploit, and says that no information has been compromised.
It looks like there’s a new security vulnerability found in Android, and Google is warning people about it. It’s a serious one, too, as an app can get root access to your phone simply by being installed. Root access means this app has access to a bunch of functions that are normally restricted, like modifying software.
The HTC One A9 is now receiving an update in Europe that brings a feature promised back at launch: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It’s not often we see missing features added via an update, but it’s nice that owners of the One A9 are getting more for their money.
The LG V10 seems to have a significant security vulnerability not shared by other devices with fingerprint readers. The bad news is that someone can add their fingerprint to your V10 without a PIN. The good news is that you have to unlock it for them first.
Have you ever been to a site and noticed those ads that pretend to be your system, or the site itself? They could be asking you to update some plugin, or act as fake download buttons that are mixed in with a site’s real download button. Those types of attacks are called social engineering attacks, ... Read More »
Some time ago, we caught word via a neighborhood watch group that some crooks in our area were getting clever and stealing things like garage door openers and car registrations. So I did the obvious thing and started carrying my garage door opener with me, but it wasn’t as convenient as it initially sounded. When I got home, ... Read More »
If I could, I would control every piece of my home from my phone. But I’m too poor to make that happen right now. What I was able to afford was putting a Wink Hub/GE Link Light Bulb starter kit on my Christmas wish list last year and I was lucky enough that my wish came ... Read More »