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No brainer (2016 edition): Google’s giving you 2GB of free storage to secure your account

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 8, 2016
For Safer Internet Day 2016, Google is giving away another 2GB of free storage for your Drive, Gmail, and Photos. Just go through the quick checklist to take advantage of this win-win offer.
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Forget fingerprint scanners, Samsung wants to use your veins to identify you

by: Kris CarlonFebruary 8, 2016
Samsung has patented a smartwatch-based vein-scanning technology that would be used as a contactless alternative to fingerprint scanners for biometric security on wearables.
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Google attempts to defeat deceptive download buttons and ads, and fails

by: Kris CarlonFebruary 4, 2016
Google is expanding the scope of its Safe Browsing "social engineering" defences even further, by tackling deceptive download ads. The only problem is, it doesn't really work.
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BlackBerry Priv February security patch is now rolling out

by: Kris CarlonFebruary 1, 2016
BlackBerry is keeping its promise to roll out monthly security updates as quickly as possible with the February security patch for the Priv rolling out now.
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Android Pay no longer works with latest root methods

by: Rob TriggsFebruary 1, 2016
Google is applying a sever side update that will prevent the latest rooted phones from working with Android Pay and other SafetyNet apps.
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January Android security update heading to ‘major’ Samsung flagships

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 26, 2016
Samsung has announced that it is releasing the January version of the monthly Android security updates for its “major flagship models”.
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California lawmakers working to ban phone encryption by 2017

by: Derek ScottJanuary 22, 2016
If the bill passes, manufacturers will be fined $2,500 for each device that fails to meet standards of un-encryption.
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PSA: 34% of you aren’t even using a lockscreen password

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 21, 2016
Forget Stagefright exploits, according to data collected by Duo Labs, 1 in 3 Android smartphones aren't even protected by a lockscreen password.
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Cyanogen removing support for WhisperPush secure messaging

by: Kris CarlonJanuary 20, 2016
CyanogenMod is withdrawing support for the WhisperPush secure messaging service, which has been part of messaging in CM ROMs for a couple of years, beginning February 1.
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Are you using one of 2015’s worst passwords? Find out here

by: Kris CarlonJanuary 20, 2016
New research shows that passwords in 2015 got longer, but they didn't get any better or more secure. Are you using one of the worst passwords of the year?
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