security

Blackphone reportedly rooted, makers to patch vulnerabilities

The Android community already had an answer for those who wanted a phone with extreme security and privacy in mind – that is the Blackphone. This device is designed to prevent usual security vulnerabilities that normal people wouldn’t mind, so when a hacker announces via Twitter that he has found a way to root the Blackphone, the makers had to stand up and take notice.

Xiaomi addresses privacy concerns, makes cloud service opt-in

Budget mobile phone Xiaomi has been getting flack for privacy issues for the past two days after several news reports have said that the devices have been sending out user details to their remote servers. The Chinese mobile Internet company has come out with a statement and an immediate solution to address the concerns of their smartphone users.

Android L smartphones to get multi-user support

Google will soon be rolling out one long-awaited administration feature to smartphones, most likely together with Android L. Quickly responding to and closing a recently filed bug report, Google has confirmed that the ability to support more than one user on a phone type device has already been implemented and will be included in the next public build of Android.

1Password to release new update, extends free trial

If you’re still not on board the 1Password bandwagon, you’re being given more time to explore the popular password manager for free, as they are extending the free trial until August 18. Developer Agile Bits will also releasing version 4.1 soon, which will add even more features to the first one launched just six weeks ago on the Android platform.

Trend Micro retracts exaggerated Play Store malware claim

We are most likely used to how companies tend to bend the truth a bit to sell their products, but sometimes things can get quite out of hand. That might just be the case when Trend Micro published a blog post which painted a picture of Google Play Store that was too horrifying to be true, only to later "clarify" the exact point that the cyber security firm was trying to make.

Microsoft Account app takes on Google Authenticator

People are starting to become more conscious of how fragile their easy-to-remember passwords are, but that doesn't mean they're actively taking steps to protect their precious online accounts. To ease the process of securing accounts, logging into them and entering passwords, Microsoft released a new app on Android called Microsoft Account that, to be brutally honest, is simply a Microsoft-centric version of Google Authenticator.

Google shares what Samsung KNOX is bringing to Android

Google and Samsung have a pretty interesting and lively relationship. Although the two seem to be at each other's throats over topics such as OEM customizations, Tizen, and Android Wear, the two have come together last Google I/O to tell the world that they are collaborating on bringing Samsung KNOX to Android. Now Google is finally divulging what that partnership really means for the future of Android.

Wiper really wipes away private messages, if you want it to

Private messaging apps are a dime a dozen now, with Viber, WhatsApp, Kakao Talk, WeChat, etc. But even though they are supposedly not for everyone’s eyes, hence the term “private messaging”, nothing really remains private within those digital walls, as they are still stored in their servers and your friends' apps as well. A new app called Wiper promises to be be the most secure of all these messaging apps, as it gives you utmost privacy and full control of your conversations.
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