security

Samsung to implement new security update process with partners

In light of the Android Stagefright security vulnerability that has frightened users everywhere, as well as Google’s slow response in issuing a security patch to resolve the issue, Samsung has decided that a new security update process needs to be in place. Working with carriers and partners rather than pushing the update directly to consumers has both its advantages and disadvantages, but when it comes to mobile security, there should only be a short waiting period.

Facebook adds extra layers of protection with Security Checkup

With all the malware, viruses, and hackers going around, people are getting extra paranoid about the security of their digital devices, cloud hosting services, and even their social media accounts. Facebook is probably one of the most important accounts that you have that you don’t want anyone to hack (well, unless you’re actually not on Facebook) and so any news of extra protection for it is always welcome. The social media giant has actually added a new tool called Security Checkup that will make it easier for you to access these controls.

Kaboom app makes your photos and messages online vanish

Sharing photos, statuses, and messages online is easy nowadays. Doing so has actually become part of our everyday lives that whether you admit or not, you post something in any of your social media accounts anything about your life or anything that just happened. I don't know how often you share and to what extent but I hope your friends don't think it's TMI.

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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