security

Android devices vulnerable to “Stagefright” infection through MMS

Do you remember when the Heartbleed virus scared the heck out of computer owners last year? And then iPhone owners were also vulnerable to hacking through text message earlier this year? Well, it is the turn of Android users to be paranoid as a cybersecurity company goes public with a detected flaw in the heart of the platform’s system called Stagefright. Around 95% of Android smartphones is vulnerable to hacking through a picture message that can be sent through MMS.

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Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge get security thumbs-up from UK group

The Communications and Electronics Security Group (CESG) is part of the information security arm of the UK Government that make sure consumer products are up to par when it comes to data security, and Samsung’s flagships – the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, with their KNOX data encryption program – just got certification from CESG as certified secure products.

LogDog  lets you know if someone’s hacking your online accounts

It’s true what they say, you won’t really care about hacking unless you yourself (or people really close to you) have been hacked. But you have to understand that this is such a common occurrence that protecting our online properties should be second nature to us. Sometimes though, you don’t know that you’ve been hacked or that someone is trying to hack you until it’s too late. A new app called LogDog not only protects you online but also serves as a hacking watchdog with an early warning system.

“Last seen” setting, every activity on WhatsApp can be tracked unsecurely

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps for mobile devices today. It's widely used together with the Facebook Messenger, Google Messenger, Viber, and SnapChat among others. While each of this app has a certain fan base, together they make up for most of the mobile market that now prefer instant messaging over text messaging. It's definitely cheaper, more convenient, and even more fun to use.

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Enabling ‘My Xperia Theft Protection’ may brick your Sony Xperia device

“My Xperia Theft Protection” (MXTP) is one of the new features found in the more recent devices of the Sony Xperia line – namely the Xperia Z4/Z3+, the Xperia Z4 Tablet, and the Xperia C4 and Xperia M4 Aqua. MXTP is unique in such a way that it offers bootloader level security to your device – in layman’s terms, this will not allow a thief to just wipe your device clean or flash a new ROM without knowing your Google login.
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