security

BitDefender Mobile Security adds App Locking feature

BitDefender, a brand easily associated with anti-virus and security software, has updated their Mobile Security Android app with an important new feature. With the new App Lock function, users will be able to keep prying eyes and fingers away from certain apps and sensitive data.

LifeLock Wallet app pulled from Play Store following security concerns

The LifeLock Wallet app has recently been pulled from the Play Store. It seems the app was pulled due to concerns dealing with data security. Coming by way of the LifeLock Unlocked company blog; CEO Todd Davis mentioned how they want to make sure users are "aware of an issue that we [they] identified related to our recently acquired LifeLock Wallet application."

Chainfire foresees rooting problems in upcoming Android 4.4.3

The creator of the popular SuperSU and CF-Auto-Root tools has been quite vocal about his concerns regarding changes in the Android Open Source Project that affect rooting on Android. Now that Android 4.4.3, or 4.5, could just be around the corner, Chainfire is raising some potential issues that could change or even break the way devs and users approach root access on Android.

Bitly users warned of compromised accounts

Bitly has issued a security warning that will hopefully prompt users to take action. The post on the Bitly blog mentions they have "reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised." For reference, the credentials could include user email addresses, encrypted passwords, API keys and OAuth tokens.

Koler.A ransomware blackmails you for bad judgment

Proving again that mobile security is also only as good as your own vigilance, a new type of Android malware has been unearthed. The Trojan Koler.A holds your smartphone hostage, rendering it practically unusable, until you pay a not insignificant amount of $300.

Samsung Galaxy S5 now secured with KNOX 2.0

Samsung has announced the availability of KNOX 2.0 on the Galaxy S5. Samsung KNOX, as many will remember, is a security setup aimed at the bring-you-own-device (BYOD) crowd. Samsung touts KNOX 2.0 as offering cutting-edge core platform security, an improved user experience and expanding ecosystem.
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