security

Snapchat code exploit published after being ignored

Snapchat, which prides itself for its privacy and security features, might have just become completely insecure. Researchers have now published undocumented API and code to two exploits that not only opens up the service to spam but also gives malicious individuals access to users' profiles and phone numbers.

Android Device Manager app arrives in the Play Store

Google announced the Android Device Manager several months back. Essentially, this is a security feature that will allow you to remotely locate your device on a map or by having it ring. This setup also allows users to remotely lock and also erase the device. Anyway, Google began rolling this out to devices shortly after the original announcement, and while a mobile app was promised, there wasn't much said in terms of when that would be arriving.

Android security benefits from culture of openness

The fact that Android, at the end of the development process, is an open source product might be lost on end users, but that open nature does have benefits that trickle down even to those that don't make use of custom ROMs based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). In particular, this culture of openness, sharing, and cooperation has hardened and continues to improve the Android platform's security.

Niger deletes 1.7 million mobile phone numbers

Niger has deleted 1.7 million mobile phone numbers, according to a report by Reuters. The African country says it is an attempt to improve security, and affects nearly all carriers operating in Niger to a degree. The country has about 5.4 million mobile customers, leaving nearly one third of them without a number.

F-Secure KEY password manager lets you have one password to rule them all

Password best practices would have us create different and slightly complicated passwords, but having to remember all those passwords across different websites and devices can be quite a chore. For this reason, services such as LastPass has created a significant market and, now, anti-virus maker F-Secure wants a piece of that pie with its new F-Secure KEY password manager.