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?
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.
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!
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.
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?