Mobile Security

Grad student analyzed Android Lock Patterns, presented predictability

Even if mobile security is improved and is actually better now compared to the last decade, password leaks and privacy issues will always be a problem. It might take us days to feature the biggest leaks to date but we're not gonna do that. What we promise to do is tell you how to safely manage passwords or at least teach you how to be safe from ruining your lives from prying eyes.

Outlook for Android updated with new access, security controls

Microsoft's very own Outlook team recently announced some changes to Outlook for Android. After Gmail getting improved security, here's Outlook receiving new access and security control. The app now takes advantage of Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based authentication. This is particularly for Exchange Online mailboxes found in Office 365.

Gmail app for Android gets improved security

Google may forever have Gmail as one of its top products because really, this email account provider is very reliable. No doubt that it's the choice of many Android users because it's easy to use and is very secure. The Gmail app for Android recently received an update from Google. The app has just gotten Oauth support for all Microsoft and Yahoo accounts, adding account recovery and two-step verification as an extra layer of protection.

DoorViewer turns old Android phone into a home security cam

How many spare Android phone do you have at home? I'm sure you have at least one and if it's still working but you don't want to use it anymore because you just got the latest premium phone, you can turn the old smartphone into a security camera. With the DoorViewer Security Camera app, you can use the phone as a digital recorder and viewer for your home.

CaughtU Pro lets you catch the thief, takes an intruder selfie

Intruder Alert. Intruder Alert. Some people want similar security for their Android devices so they become less attractive to thieves. A new app called the CaughtU Pro will probably discourage snatching and theft because it takes photos of anyone who’s been trying to access your phone. It’s another security app that helps the owner to find his lost smartphone. If not, at least, have an idea who has his phone or who was last person who accessed it.

AT&T says sorry for breach of security caused by an employee

An insider breach recently shook AT&T. One of its employees reportedly accessed important information of a number of customers. The mobile carrier was humble enough to report the incident and warn customers about the data breach. Information obtained included diver’s license and Social Security numbers of unknown number of AT&T subscribers.

Theftie app gives device theft security for free

A lost smartphone – whether by theft or by a more benign misplacing – is always a problem for handheld device users. That is why there are a lot of security/locate-my-phone apps out there in the market. The issue is in finding one that is intuitive and smart as it is practical for the user. The “Theftie – Find My Phone” app is not the perfect handset security app, but it has potential, and it is free to download.

Lookout reports new malware sneaking into Google Play Store

When it comes to banking and financial information, you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your details, especially when doing online transactions. But what if the threat is coming from a trusted source, who also is not aware that they are posing a threat? Lookout, an antivirus app and service, informed Google that a malware has sneaked its way into the Google Play Store, intent on stealing the usernames of customers.

Blackphone privacy-focused smartphone to head out in three weeks

Those who have been quite concerned about recent breaches in security and privacy might be well aware of one of a kind devices like FreedomPop's "Snowden Phone" and Silent Circle's Blackphone. This latter device, which saw quite an uptake after it was unveiled at MWC last February, will be shipping in three weeks, giving its soon-to-be owners access to the company's famous Silent app suite right out of the box.
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