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Cyanogen Shutting Down All Services; No More Android ROM Updates

Cyanogen Shutting Down All Services; No More Android ROM Updates

December 26, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A bittersweet Christmas and New Year for users and fans of the most popular custom Android ROM, Cyanogen OS. Cyanogen that tried and failed to kill Google's Android operating system is now shutting down the custom services that it provides to phones that run its Cyanogen OS as we know it and the "nightly builds" of said OS on December 31st. Cyanogen came with an ambition to build better versions of the Android operating system than those created by Google itself, but following some technical and potential legal issues, the startup has decided to quit. The planned shutdown of Cyanogen was officially announced late Friday through a very brief blog post made by the company, saying "as part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen," it's shutting down all services and nightly builds on December 31. "The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally," the blog reads. What
Gello: Cyanogen's Customizable Web Browser for Android

Gello: Cyanogen's Customizable Web Browser for Android

July 04, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Get ready for a new Android Browser! Android ROM developer CyanogenMod has announced that it is working on a new browser for Android devices. Dubbed Gello , the open-source browser is based on Google's Chromium project and includes a ton of customization options for Android. The team provided a first look of Gello through a demo video that actually reveals a lot about the new Android browser. Some Specific Features of Gello include: " Save for Offline " Reading Mode Night Mode and Immersive Mode options Extensive site-by-site Privacy and Security Settings, including Ad Blocker Advanced Download Manager that allow you to rename files and select file paths Customized interface , including Tab Animations and Management Moreover, Lots of other granular controls. The Gello web browser would be aimed at those who prefer Android Open Source Project (AOSP) versions instead of Google's Android. The team noted that the Gello browser will not
Researcher Found TextSecure Messenger App Vulnerable to Unknown Key-Share Attack

Researcher Found TextSecure Messenger App Vulnerable to Unknown Key-Share Attack

November 03, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Do you use  TextSecure Private Messenger  for your private conversations? If yes, then Are you sure you are actually using a Secure messaging app? TextSecure , an Android app developed by Open WhisperSystems , is completely open-source and claims to support end-to-end encryption of text messages. The app is free and designed by keeping privacy in mind. However, while conducting the first audit of the software, security researchers from Ruhr University Bochum found that the most popular mobile messaging app is open to an Unknown Key-Share attack . After Edward Snowden revealed state surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency, and meanwhile when Facebook acquired WhatsApp , TextSecure came into limelight and became one of the best alternatives for users who want a secure communication. " Since Facebook bought WhatsApp , instant messaging apps with security guarantees became more and more popular ," the team wrote in the paper titled,
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