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Bootloader unlock for Kindle Fire HDX tablet now available

The Kindle Fire HDX Tablet is just one of those tablets, you know – the ones that you love so much for the robust specs but hate so much because of the software embedded in it. In this case it is Amazon’s proprietary Fire OS. Nothing against the concept of tweaked Android stuff, because we love that. It’s just the locked bootloader on the tablet – which means you can’t easily change software – that tick us off.

Sandboxing flaw opens Gmail, apps to hijacking

Researchers at the University of California Riverside and University of Michigan have discovered a flaw in Android that could allow nefarious users to hijack apps. The researchers believe that Android isn’t alone in being vulnerable to this attack; iOS and Windows Phone are thought to be susceptible to the flaw as well.

Yo app founder confirms “security issues”

It seems most users either love, or hate the recently released Yo app. The app is touted as being the "simplest and most efficient communication tool in the world." Basically, the Yo app allows you to say yo. But more important for today are the recently confirmed security issues.

Kickstarter data hacked, credit card details said to be safe

Kickstarter has confirmed news of a hacker attack. Details of the hack were shared on the company blog this weekend, and include mention of "unauthorized access to some" customer data. As with any sort of data hack, the first step for those with a Kickstarter account should be to change your password. And to clarify, change it to a secure password that you aren't using anywhere else.

Vodafone Germany hacked with over 2 million accounts compromised

Bad news has arrived this afternoon from the folks at Vodafone Germany. The carrier has confirmed that a hacker has stole data and account information on roughly 2 million customers. In a recent server attack in which the company says could have been an inside job, authorities are now hard at work trying to sort out all the details.
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