security

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 fingerprint sensor dropped after unsuccessful QA tests

Fingerprint sensors on smartphones seem to be a hot topic lately. Of course, there is the obvious here, which is Apple and the recently introduced iPhone 5s. But otherwise, the HTC One Max and Pantech Vega Note are both expected to be announced with similar functionality. Earlier today we made some comparisons between the rumored Vega Note and the Galaxy Note 3 and according to recent reports -- the two almost had another feature to share.

Schmidt says Android more secure than iPhone

Eric Schmidt, in a remark delivered to a packed audience during a question and answer session at the Gartner Symposium, unequivocally said that Android is more secure than the iPhone. This unsurprising statement coming from Google's chief executive is sure to draw no small amount of discussion between fans of both platforms.

Google estimates only 0.001% of installed apps try to evade Android runtime defenses

The threat of malware, and the fear and anxiety caused by it, has been a real issue even before smartphones became in vogue. And Android, being popular and, for the most part, open, has become a large target not only of such malicious actions but also of media focus. Now Google is breaking its silence and is claiming, at least based on data it has collected, that the media hype about Android malware may actually be a bit unwarranted.

FIDO hopes to bring biometric scanning to Android in 6 months’ time

With the iPhone 5S, much of the Android world openly marvelled at the biometric sensor craftily surrounding the lone hardware button. Called Touch ID, the newest innovation in biometric sensor technology has the mobile world buzzing. In spite of crafty hacks and workarounds, the utility for biometrics remains solid, and we wonder when it’s coming to Android.

LG jumps on BYOD train, unveils LG Gate security solution

The once alien concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) arrangements in workplaces is quickly gaining traction, and device manufacturers are scrambling to be the first or the best provider of a secure platform. Now joining this race is LG who just announced its LG Gate enterprise security platform.

Samsung Solutions Exchange program for businesses launched

As if the struggling company doesn't have enough to worry about, Blackberry, if it survives long enough, might have a new fierce rival as Samsung opens up its Samsung Solutions Exchange. Rather than simply being yet another store filled with business-friendly apps, Solutions Exchange is also a program to bring in developers to port or create apps that directly answer the needs of Samsung's enterprise customers.

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 final builds started, CM Account included

CyanogenMod has just announced that they have kickstarted the build engines for the general release of version 10.1.3 of the popular Android custom ROM. The CyanogenMod 10.1.3 release marks the end of an era as the team moves away from the 10.1 branch towards CyanogenMod 10.2, which is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and eventually to Android 4.4 KitKat as well.
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