security

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.

Chainfire details root issues in Android 5.0, gives quick fix

With the latest Android 5.0 now out of the bag, many are quite eager to have a taste on their device. One subset of the Android community that might not be excited to have a taste of Lollipop are power users who live and thrive with rooted smartphones and tablets. The reason is that in the attempt to make the Android platform more secure, Android developers may have, unintentionally or not, left root devs and users out in the cold, an issue that SuperSU developer Chainfire tries to explain in more detail.

Whisper calls The Guardian piece on privacy issues ‘vicious lies’

Whisper, the app that lets you post whatever you want under the guise of anonymity, says that a recent Guardian piece, which accuses them of various privacy violations, is a pack of "vicious lies." The British newspaper recently claimed to have inside information that despite the premise of the app, they were tracking user information and even going as far as giving out details to various government agencies. Officials from the app immediately refuted these accusations and will give out further statements to prove their innocence.

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.

CM Security app updated, now with Intruder Selfie

Reports of phones getting hacked and contents being leaked on the Internet can be quite scary. I don’t agree with taking photos ‘NSFW’ because anyone could see them even if you’re being to careful. You can lock all the photo albums you want but the phone can be stolen, right?

Samsung targets Android enterprise integration with Knox

Android was designed with open-source, open-market viability in mind – so it was, by design, low in “private sandbox” security features. This is something that makes the platform a very risky one for those in enterprise security. Enclosed architectures like BlackBerry OS and iOS have legitimate advantages here in one sense, but Samsung is belatedly trying to join the party with its KNOX B2B (business-to-business) apps.

Android L to offer devices encryption as default out-of-the-box

Just to set things straight, encryption of personal data has been available to Android users since 2011. It was one of those features that users rarely talk about and never get around to using. But with the spate of high-profile leaks of personal data – videos, pictures, and the like – a lot more people are now looking to security features in devices to protect sensitive and personal data. Enter Google’s announcement that the next Android operating system release – presently known as Android L and set to be launched pretty soon – will have encryption turned on by default for devices which will carry the new OS.
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