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?
Silent Circle and Geeksphone’s new Blackphone is now available for pre-order
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.
Latest antivirus tests show which apps perform best
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.
SMS-based DOS attack can cause Nexus devices to reboot or lose data connection
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.