Mobile Security

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 fingerprint sensor dropped after unsuccessful QA tests

Fingerprint sensors on smartphones seem to be a hot topic lately. Of course, there is the obvious here, which is Apple and the recently introduced iPhone 5s. But otherwise, the HTC One Max and Pantech Vega Note are both expected to be announced with similar functionality. Earlier today we made some comparisons between the rumored Vega Note and the Galaxy Note 3 and according to recent reports -- the two almost had another feature to share.

LG jumps on BYOD train, unveils LG Gate security solution

The once alien concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) arrangements in workplaces is quickly gaining traction, and device manufacturers are scrambling to be the first or the best provider of a secure platform. Now joining this race is LG who just announced its LG Gate enterprise security platform.

NSA reportedly able to ‘tap’ into Android and other smartphones data

A recently published report will likely give smartphone users reason to question the security of their device. The details are coming by way of Spiegel who have said that "it is possible for the NSA to tap most sensitive data held" on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. The accessible data looks to include contact lists, text messages, notes and your location history.

Moto X Skip unlocking officially unveiled by Motorola

We have already seen some early details on Skip, however it looks like Motorola has since offered an official unveiling. For those who missed those early details, the Motorola Skip is a little gadget that will allow Moto X users to quickly unlock their phones. In fact, Motorola is touting this as being a "thumb-sized clip that pairs with your Moto X and unlocks it with a simple tap."

Android Master Key exploit “could affect” 900 million devices

Bluebox Security has recently gone public with an exploit that is said to be able to affect up to 900 million Android phones. And if that number doesn't sound scary enough for Android users, putting it another way and you are looking at 99 percent of all Android phones that are in the wild. This exploit is referred to as 'Master Key' and it has apparently been around since Android 1.6 Donut -- around 4 years now.

Lookout app update protects against the Samsung lockscreen ‘hack’

A short while back we saw the 'hack' that affected some Samsung devices. The initial reports were shown to affect the Galaxy Note II, however it was later revealed that the same bypass could be done on the Galaxy S III. For those who missed that previous report, it was shown that you could briefly bypass the device lockscreen and that there was the potential to gain access to certain types of desktop icons or widgets. Well, good news has arrived for anyone that may have been worried.

Sony “my Xperia” remote security launches in beta

Sony previously trademarked the term "my Xperia" and while it seemed logical to think they were planning to roll-out a service of some kind or another, it wasn't until today that we got that answer. In short, Sony has launched the my Xperia remote security service. The one catch, Sony has launched it as a beta and as of right now -- the availability is limited.

Google preparing to delete passwords in favor of NFC security

It looks like the future of passwords are at stake. Some new details have surfaced that Google will soon replace the way we use passwords to authenticate ourselves on computers, Gmail, mobile devices and more in favor of something more secure. What could that be? NFC. Imagine tapping an NFC ring on your finger to your laptop or smartphone to sign in. Interesting right?
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