California has just signed a bill into law requiring that future smartphones sold in the state come with a kill switch installed as default.
The Android Authority Deals Store has an amazing bargain on 3 years of VPN Unlimited service for any 5 devices, that you can score for just $19!
When you lock your phone from Android Device Manager, you can now add a phone number so whoever has your precious device can easily contact you right from the phone.
Google has added TLS/SSL support to their chrome.sockets API, this means fully secured HTTPS connections from your Android device to the Chrome extensions on your desktop.
Mobile devices are increasingly becoming personal and ubiquitous — which means you’re probably carrying more personal information on your smartphone than your wallet. This comes with a host of security issues, of course. If you lose your smartphone or tablet, then whoever picks it up might be able to glean a lot of information about you, to the extent that your device can be a potential threat to the security of your identity. You lock your phone anyway, you say? But a Consumer Reports survey done earlier this year indicates that only a third of Americans bother to lock their…
On Friday, China’s state run China Central Television (CCTV) deemed Apple’s iPhone a national security threat. The threat is due to Apple’s “Frequent Location” feature that is a part of Location Services on the iPhone. According to the Wall Street Journal, the fear is based around the information contained within this feature that would, in essence, enable anyone who had this information to know of China’s secrets. Apple has not commented on the report, but according to their support page, the feature can be customized or turned off in the device settings. Apple also claims that the information collected is only…
In a blatantly self-serving new ‘study’, Avast has found it is very easy to retrieve personal data from a phone that is merely ‘wiped’ before selling. Is this enough to protect your phone?
If you are looking for one of the most secure smartphones on the market today, you will soon have a chance to buy such a device. The Blackphone, made by Geeksphone & Silent Circle, uses an Android build called PrivatOS, a slice of KitKat, which was unveiled in January.
A small selection of MediaTek based smartphones are vulnerable to a simple SMS exploit which causes them to reboot.
The misconception that Apple’s products are somehow more secure has carried from Macbooks to iPhones. Is this really the case? Reports prove the opposite.