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Stick it to phone thieves: you can now remotely brick your phone

by: Kris CarlonJune 6, 2016
AOSP now supports the ability to remotely brick a device through recovery if it has been stolen, rendering it unbootable by any would-be thieves.
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Android June security update now live for Nexus owners

by: Kris CarlonJune 6, 2016
Google has put out the June security update for Nexus devices with six new critical security vulnerabilities patched, mostly relating to privilege elevation.
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Terrorists terrified of fake Android apps spying on them

by: John DyeJune 6, 2016
ISIS has been developing apps, but 'dubious sources' have started distributing versions of these apps containing spyware and malware.
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Soon you’ll be able to unlock Windows 10 with wearables

by: John DyeJune 1, 2016
Microsoft wants to let you skip passwords or PINs by giving Windows 10 the ability to recognize you based on your wearables.
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Samsung eyeballing iris scanners: Galaxy Iris and Galaxy Eyeprint trademarked in U.S. and Korea

by: Kris CarlonJune 1, 2016
Samsung has now trademarked the names Galaxy Iris and Galaxy Eyeprint in the U.S. and Korea as well (it has already trademarked the name in the EU).
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Sirin Labs unveils Solarin, a $14,000 super-secure Android smartphone for ‘very, very smart people’

by: John DyeMay 31, 2016
Sirin Labs is swinging for the fences with Solarin, a new Android device that boasts “military grade” security and a price tag of $14,000. Over $16,000 after taxes.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge begins receiving June security update

by: Dan BartramMay 30, 2016
Samsung is making a habit of issuing the Android security updates early as this time the Galaxy S7 Edge is already receiving the security update for June.
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Google might soon adopt passive-aggressive tactics to shame slow Android updaters

by: John DyeMay 25, 2016
In the same spirit as your roommate who left pointedly vague Post-It notes next to that growing stack of dishes, Google has adopted a new tactic to ‘encourage’ partners to do their share of the housework regarding Android.
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Google wants to get rid of password logins for Android apps by 2017

by: Sean KingMay 23, 2016
During Google I/O, Daniel Kaufman announced that it was Google’s intent to make password identifications outmoded by the end of the year
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Is someone stealing your Wi-Fi? How to tell, and what you can do about it

by: Rob TriggsMay 13, 2016
Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? This guide will help you find out if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi and how to secure your home network.
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