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NSA planned to use the Play Store to implant spyware on target smartphones

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 21, 2015
When it can’t legally force its way onto private systems, the NSA does its best to sneak in – case in point, a pilot program called Irritant Horn, that saw the NSA and its allies attempt to hijack the connection between a target smartphone and the Play Store (then called Android Market).
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How to hide your API Key in Android

by: Godfrey NolanMay 6, 2015
If your Android app uses a third party web service with an API key, where should you store that API key, so that hackers can't high-jack your account.
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Android customization – how to set up two-factor authentication on your Google account

by: Jonathan FeistApril 30, 2015
It is simple to use two-factor authentication on your Google Account, but the process to set it up is a tad confusing. Our Android customization walks you through the setup using Google Authenticator.
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Protect your privacy with VPN by Private Internet Access

by: App SpotlightApril 3, 2015
VPN by Private Internet Security is a great VPN service that doesn't keep logs and includes IP cloaking. Check it out!
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Android malware installs decreased by nearly 50% in 2014, says Google

by: Jimmy WestenbergApril 2, 2015
Google has released a new report outlining what exactly the Android security team has been up to in 2014. The full report is a bit lengthy, but we'll walk you through some key points.
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Where is the best place to store a password in your Android app

by: Godfrey NolanMarch 31, 2015
Storing personal information inside an Android app can be a security risk, but sometimes it is necessary. So, where is the best place to store passwords?
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New Lollipop “on-body” mode keeps your phone unlocked as long as you’re carrying it

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 21, 2015
Google is rolling out a new smart lock mode based on detecting whether you’re holding or carrying your device in the pocket.
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Google no longer requiring OEMs to encrypt Lollipop-running devices by default (updated)

by: Jimmy WestenbergMarch 3, 2015
When Android 5.0 Lollipop was announced, Google originally required OEMs to encrypt devices by default. While the company has seemingly changed their minds on the encryption method, Google will likely re-enable it in a future OS version.
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(Update: investigation details) Gemalto assures its SIM cards are safe following NSA security breach

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 25, 2015
Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto has just announced that their SIM cards are secure following the massive NSA/GCHQ security hack.
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The NSA and GCHQ hacked a SIM card maker to steal your data

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 19, 2015
According to new leaked documents, the NSA and GCHQ hacked into Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto's computers, stealing an immeasurable amount of encryption keys from the SIM card company.
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