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Google Makes it Tough for Rogue App Developers Get Back on Android Play Store

Google Makes it Tough for Rogue App Developers Get Back on Android Play Store

April 16, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Even after Google's security oversight over its already-huge Android ecosystem has evolved over the years, malware apps still keep co...
Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware

Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware

April 04, 2019Swati Khandelwal
What could be worse than this, if the software that's meant to protect your devices leave backdoors open for hackers or turn into mal...
Police Can't Force You To Unlock Your Phone Using Face or Fingerprint Scan

Police Can't Force You To Unlock Your Phone Using Face or Fingerprint Scan

January 15, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Can feds force you to unlock your iPhone or Android phone? ..."NO" A Northern California judge has ruled that federal autho...
Google Partially Patches Flaw in Chrome for Android 3 Years After Disclosure

Google Partially Patches Flaw in Chrome for Android 3 Years After Disclosure

January 03, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google has finally patched a privacy vulnerability in its Chrome web browser for Android that exposes users' device model and firmwar...
OnePlus Left A Backdoor That Allows Root Access Without Unlocking Bootloader

OnePlus Left A Backdoor That Allows Root Access Without Unlocking Bootloader

November 14, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Another terrible news for OnePlus users. Just over a month after OnePlus was caught collecting personally identifiable information on ...
How To Keep Your Android Phone Secure

How To Keep Your Android Phone Secure

February 26, 2016Swati Khandelwal
As the number of threats is on the rise, Android platform is no longer safe, which isn't a surprise to anyone. Most of us are us...
ENCRYPT Act of 2016 — Proposed Bill Restricts States to Ban Encryption

ENCRYPT Act of 2016 — Proposed Bill Restricts States to Ban Encryption

February 11, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The last year's ISIS-linked terror attacks in Paris and California has sparked debate on Encryption, and the intelligent agencies st...
Police Using Planes Equipped with Dirtbox to Spy on your Cell Phones

Police Using Planes Equipped with Dirtbox to Spy on your Cell Phones

January 29, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The Anaheim Police Department of California — Home of Disneyland — admitted that they used special Cell Phone surveillance technology, ...
Samsung Get Sued for Failing to Update its Smartphones

Samsung Get Sued for Failing to Update its Smartphones

January 22, 2016Swati Khandelwal
One of the world's largest smartphone makers is being sued by the Dutch Consumers' Association (DCA) for its lack in providing t...
Signal 2.0 — Free iPhone App for Encrypted Calls and Texts

Signal 2.0 — Free iPhone App for Encrypted Calls and Texts

March 03, 2015Wang Wei
An open source software group, Open Whisper Systems , has announced the release of Signal 2.0 — the second version of its free and open...
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