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Following this week’s discovery of the serious Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, mobile security company Lookout released an Android tool that will help users detect the presence of the security vulnerability on their Android devices. The Heartbleed bug allows malicious intruders to exploit a vulnerability in the OpenSSL library, thereby exposing confidential and encrypted data that were normally protected by SSL/TLS encryption. Vulnerability detection Lookout’s detector app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and does nothing else but identify the OpenSSL version being used on the Android device, check for the existence of Heartbleed, and, if it…

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Your Android device is a pocket-size container of important information that you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands. It is crucial to keep your Android data safe. In this post, learn how to encrypt your Android device.