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Why don’t we have kill switches in smartphones?

by: Simon HillMarch 4, 2014
We explore the idea of smartphone kill switches as legislation is presented in the U.S. to make them a legal requirement. What would a kill switch offer over current solutions, what are the potential drawbacks, and would it work anyway?
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Silent Circle and Geeksphone’s new Blackphone is now available for pre-order

by: Gary SimsFebruary 24, 2014
The Blackphone, which places “privacy and control directly in the hands of its users”, has been officially announced at MWC 2014 and is now available for pre-order at $629.
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Exposé: Don’t fall victim to this dodgy anti-virus app

by: Gary SimsFebruary 5, 2014
On surface Armor for Android seems like a legitimate security app but once you dig a little deeper you discover that it just wants your money, $550 worth!
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Future Android security apps will learn from your phone to catch out the bad guys

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 24, 2014
Ziperium's new Android security app learns how your handset behaves in order to better spot and stop security threats before they can cause any damage.
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17 Apps to secure your Android

by: Joe HindyJanuary 23, 2014
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.
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Silent Circle and Geeksphone join forces to build the privacy focused Blackphone

by: Gary SimsJanuary 15, 2014
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.
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Latest antivirus tests show which apps perform best

by: Gary SimsDecember 13, 2013
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.
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SMS-based DOS attack can cause Nexus devices to reboot or lose data connection

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 29, 2013
Security researcher Bogdan Alecu discovered a vulnerability that exposes Nexus devices to denial-of-service attacks based on a special type of SMS.
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Facebook Android app security flaw affects those who don’t even use the app

by: Nate SwannerJuly 2, 2013
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.
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Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July

by: David GonzalesJune 15, 2013
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?
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