security

Is your Android phone revealing your WiFi history?

There are plenty of times when sharing your location (on an Android device) is obvious. Naturally, we are referring to checkins, whether they be with Facebook or Foursquare or one of the many other services available. But according to a recent report coming from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) -- your Android device may also be sharing your location without you really knowing.

LockIt app is back (for good) on Google Play Store

For people who let others borrow their gadgets often, but would like to protect certain security-sensitive apps like Paypal or One Pass, LockIt was heaven sent when it was launched last year. For some reason, it suddenly disappeared from the Google Play Store, but fortunately, the creator announced it’s back, hopefully for good, and available in both free and paid versions.

Blackphone offers security at the cost of convenience

For those who excitedly pre-ordered their secure Blackphone smartphone, they will be shipping out devices sometime this week. While waiting for the retail versions to come out, Ars Technica put out a review of pre-release unit of the device, ending up with pretty much the same conclusion you'd expect from such a device: great security and privacy features but a bit lacking on the end-user side of things.

CyanogenMod adds Protected apps, teases CMHome

Users of one of if not the most popular Android custom ROM might have something to look forward to, either in their nightly builds or M releases. CyanogenMod's weekly report has revealed a couple of very interesting features, including a super hidden app utility, a dedicated search panel for the home screen, new floating notifications, and a reorganized settings app.

Yo app founder confirms “security issues”

It seems most users either love, or hate the recently released Yo app. The app is touted as being the "simplest and most efficient communication tool in the world." Basically, the Yo app allows you to say yo. But more important for today are the recently confirmed security issues.

Blackphone privacy-focused smartphone to head out in three weeks

Those who have been quite concerned about recent breaches in security and privacy might be well aware of one of a kind devices like FreedomPop's "Snowden Phone" and Silent Circle's Blackphone. This latter device, which saw quite an uptake after it was unveiled at MWC last February, will be shipping in three weeks, giving its soon-to-be owners access to the company's famous Silent app suite right out of the box.

1Password now available for Android, free until August

Android users who keep forgetting their passwords or are fanatical about securing them need not be envious of iOS and OS X users anymore. 1Password, that password manager iPhone and Mac users keep talking about has finally arrived on Android. The best thing about it? It’s free, well, until August anyway.
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