Tag: Android Security

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Update Brings December Android Security Patch

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 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Update Brings October Security Patch, Netflix HDR, And More

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

Android Marshmallow And Nougat Permissions Flaw Enable Malware, Adware And Ransomware: No Fix Until Android O

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: How Google Scans Billions Of Apps To Keep Malware At Bay

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

BEWARE: Hackers Can Crack The Pattern Lock On Your Android Device In 5 Attempts

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

QuadRooter Android Vulnerability Puts 900 Million Phones At Risk: Run This Scanner Now

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 Adds Security Bulletins To Warn Users And Protect Devices Against Vulnerabilities

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 Samsung Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge Get May Security Patch And FM Radio With Latest Update

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

Android Security Annual Report Says Google Will Protect You: 6 Billion Apps, 400 Million Devices Scanned Per Day

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

Old Vulnerability Threatens Millions Of High-Profile Mobile Apps, Smartphones, TVs And Routers

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

Researcher Finds Another Major Android Bug That Lets Hackers Use Chrome To Easily Take Control Of Your Phone

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

BlackBerry Promises Monthly Android Security Updates For The BlackBerry PRIV

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

Google Patches Critical Security Vulnerabilities In Android 6.0 Marshmallow - OTA Rolling Out

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

Nexus, LG And Motorola Top List Of Most Secure Android Phones, But Android Remains Overwhelmingly Unsafe: Study

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

Google Releases Security Patch To Fix Stagefright 2.0 Holes

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

New Android Lockscreen Bug Lets Even Noob Hackers Easily Gain Full Control Of Your Smartphone [Video]

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

New Android Security Flaw Lets Hackers Change Your PIN And Lock You Out Of Your Phone

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

Factory reset does not wipe your Android device of your personal data. Beware

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

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