Mobile Security

Pebble Locker app: PIN locks your phone upon Pebble disconnect

The Pebble smartwatch has a decent amount of functionality straight out of the box, however there are more than a handful of apps available by way of the Play Store to expand upon that. We have taken a look at some of these in the past. One app was Canvas for Pebble which allows users to create dynamic watchfaces. Today though, we are looking at an app called Pebble Locker. And as the name implies, this deals with locks. In this case, the lockscreen of your phone.

HTC One max fingerprint collection policy clarified

New technology seems to bring new questions. In this case we are looking towards fingerprint technology which has recently been showing up on some smartphones. Apple launched the iPhone 5s and more recently, HTC launched the One max. Similar to what we saw following the Apple launch, some began questioning what HTC was doing with the data.

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.
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