Samsung has started pushing an update for the Galaxy Note 5, adding the December Android security patch. The OTA update is rolling out gradually, but should not take too long to reach all devices.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2017
Verizon started pushing a new update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, adding a number of improvements. The new firmware includes an Android security patch, Netflix HDR support, and more.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 5, 2017
Security firm Check Point just made a startling discovery: a major security flaw introduced by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow serves as a tool for banking malware, adware and ransomware. Google won't patch the flaw until Android O, which leaves Nougat vulnerable too.
Security May 10, 2017
Android Security has an overwhelming task to keep the Android Universe free from malware. We look at how the company is able to handle this daunting task.
Security February 28, 2017
Android users who are using a pattern lock to secure their device might want to change the way they lock their phones. A group of researchers says that the Android pattern lock system can be dismantled within 5 attempts.
Security January 29, 2017
Check Point reported a Stagefright level security liability in Android devices running on Qualcomm chipsets. Fortunately, the security firm also offers solutions to a problem that could be plaguing 900 million mobile devices.
Apps/Software August 8, 2016
LG is the latest OEM to join Google and Samsung in releasing regular security bulletins. The company wants its devices to be better prepared against digital threats and will release monthly security updates for its customers.
Security June 12, 2016
T-Mobile rolled out a new update for its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, finally enabling the FM radio feature. At the same time, the package also includes the May security patch and fixes a notorious issue.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 6, 2016
Google claimed that it scanned more than 6 billion installed apps and 400 million devices daily to protect Android users from security issues. The data, published in the second Android Security Annual report, is meant to show that Google is taking security seriously.
Apps/Software April 21, 2016
Trend Micro has found an old vulnerability that still threatens millions of devices. Smart TVs, routers, mobile apps and smartphones are affected.
Apps/Software December 7, 2015
A security researcher discovered a new Android bug that lets hackers infiltrate Android phones with a single, clean attack. The exploit has been taken to Google for, hopefully, a quick security update.
Apps/Software November 15, 2015
The BlackBerry PRIV will also be getting monthly Android security updates just like the Nexus devices. BlackBerry promises solid security for its PRIV handsets.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 5, 2015
As part of its Android Security Bulletin Monthly Release, Google released a new security update for Nexus phones and other handsets. The patches fix two crucial vulnerabilities, as well as multiple high severity flaws.
Apps/Software November 4, 2015
A new study partly funded by Google revealed that 87 percent of Android phones remain vulnerable to attacks. However, if you’re still bent on getting an Android phone, you might want to go after one made by Google, LG or Motorola.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 15, 2015
Through its monthly updated Nexus Security Bulletin, Google announced the release of security fixes for vulnerabilities exploited by Stagefright 2.0. The source code patches will be available in the AOSP repository.
Apps/Software October 7, 2015
The trouble lies in the lockscreen . For users who have selected passwords as their method of protection, the lock may be broken by overwhelming the password space with random characters while the camera is open.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 18, 2015
ESET warns Android device users of a new ransomware capable of gaining administrator privileges, resetting the PIN and locking the device. The malware is disguised as an app for streaming adult video content.
Apps/Software September 12, 2015
If you thought a standard factory reset will wipe out all your dirty little secrets on your phone, think again! Hackers from Avast were able to dig up thousands of pieces of personal information from 20 second-hand Android phones sold on eBay.
Apps/Software July 11, 2014