Android security is a pretty big deal since the Snowden incident and in this list, we’ll show you a whole bunch of applications to keep you more secure.
Silent Circle and Geeksphone have announced a new joint venture to build an Android smartphone which places “privacy and control directly in the hands of its users.” The device is called the Blackphone and it will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24th.
End of year tests, which are also valid for the start of 2014, show that 12 of the current 28 antivirus apps for Android have a perfect detection rate and spotted everyone of the 2,124 malicious samples used.
Security researcher Bogdan Alecu discovered a vulnerability that exposes Nexus devices to denial-of-service attacks based on a special type of SMS.
Norton also notes that Facebook is not the only app doing this, or even the worst offender. They promise more information on other culprits in coming weeks, but we’re still curious why Facebook would take numbers from a device that wasn’t even logged in.
Samsung is said to be working on delivering a kill switch feature for smartphones as soon as July. Would you feel safer knowing that such an anti-theft feature exists?
While there are tons of great security apps out there for wiping or finding your lost/stolen phone, why doesn’t Android have this kind of functionality built-in?
Android Lost helps you recover your lost Android phone, or prevent your data on it from falling into the wrong hands.
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Clueful is an Android app from BitDefender which allows you to monitor the way the apps you have installed on your device may endanger your privacy. More details in the rest of the article.