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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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‘Kill switches’ in smartphones have reduced thefts in major cities

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 11, 2015
According to a report from Reuters, thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in San Francisco, New York City and London since OEMs began building 'kill switches' inside smartphones
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Biometric sensor developer CrucialTec patents touchscreen fingerprint sensors

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 10, 2015
CrucialTec, a South Korean biometric sensor developer, has announced that it has completed a patent to install fingerprint sensors under smartphone display panels.
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No brainer: Google’s giving you 2GB of free storage to secure your account

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 10, 2015

Today is Safer Internet Day, so Google is giving everyone 2 GB of extra Drive storage to do something that everyone should be doing anyway: secure their Google accounts.

As Target, Sony Pictures, and a bunch of Hollywood A-listers can attest, online security is not something you want to take lightly. Last year, we’ve seen hacking incidents on an epic scale, and 2015 will probably be no different. And, while it’s corporate hacks that usually make the headlines, regular users need to be just as careful about how they secure their digital lives.

Google has a bevy of security measures in place, including two-factor authentication, app authorization, and various ways [...]

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Samsung partners with Good Technology to offer an app ecosystem for enterprise users

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 3, 2015
Samsung has partnered with Good Technology to create Good for Samsung Knox, which brings a diverse app ecosystem to adopters of Knox security platform.
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Google paying hackers to help secure your Android experience

by: Jonathan FeistJanuary 31, 2015
Google is stepping up their Vulnerability Rewards Program to include their own apps, and will pay researchers and hackers to look over the Google Play Store for bugs.
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Google addresses WebView security concerns, makes recommendations on how to stay safe

by: Jonathan FeistJanuary 24, 2015
Google has officially addressed the known WebView security bugs we've been hearing about lately on older versions of Android. No fix is coming, here is how you protect yourself.
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