security

LG G Pro 2: setting up and using Knock Code

We have already posted our review of the LG G Pro 2, however a few new buzz words came along with this release. LG introduced the handset with features such as Mini View, Dual Browser, Magic Focus, Natural Flash, and Knock Code. We plan on offering a bit more on each of these, beginning today with setting up and using Knock Code.

FreedomPop “Snowden Phone” is the ultimate anonymous smartphone

The "Snowden Phone", or it's more formal name of Privacy Phone, is just one in the latest series of security and privacy conscious smartphones announced of late. Through a combination of encryption, VPN, and cryptocurrency, FreedomPop's Privacy Phone is advertised as the perfect mobile device for those who mind their mobile footprints, including whistleblowers and perhaps even ne'er do wells.

MasterCard and Syniverse work on geolocation-based security check

Capitalizing on the growing number of smartphone users, especially those that travel abroad, MasterCard, working together with Syniverse, has announced a new security system that aims to keep travelers from losing their patience and their money. A new security system uses something that almost everyone has with them when traveling to another country: their smartphones.

Blackphone secure Android smartphone hands-on

The Blackphone, a secure Android smartphone was teased a bit back in the middle of January. At the time they were talking about showing something during Mobile World Congress, and naturally, we just had to go and check them out. And to clarify, the Blackphone is coming courtesy of Silent Circle, whom we seen with Android apps to include Silent Phone, Silent Text, and Silent Contacts.

Google acquires SlickLogin to help make the Internet safer

Google and its users are probably one of the favorite targets of miscreants. While Google is always trying to secure things from its end, it can only do so much to help users hold their end of the line. Its latest assimilation of startup SlickLogin might just help it do that, though it remains to be seen how much it will catch on.

Kickstarter data hacked, credit card details said to be safe

Kickstarter has confirmed news of a hacker attack. Details of the hack were shared on the company blog this weekend, and include mention of "unauthorized access to some" customer data. As with any sort of data hack, the first step for those with a Kickstarter account should be to change your password. And to clarify, change it to a secure password that you aren't using anywhere else.

Flappy Bird clones landing with malware threat

Despite being removed from the Play Store, the story of Flappy Bird doesn't seem to be over just yet. Earlier this morning we learned the game was gone, and about how it will never be coming back. Developer Dong Nguyen mentioned that while speaking with Forbes. It was during that same conversation where he mentioned the subject of clones, even admitting to checking some out.
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