Samsung is working on a security option relating to fingerprints.
earlier in the week suggested that select Samsung devices were nearing approval for use by the US government. Those reports mentioned the GALAXY S 4, however the overall approval seemed hinged on the Samsung Knox security software. Coming this morning, we have received word from Samsung in regards to the approval and moving forward, the US government and military will be able to use Samsung smartphones and tablets provided they are running the Knox security software.
Facebook has launched their latest password security option. This one is called Trusted Contacts and it has the user picking a few trusted friends who will be used if or when you ever find yourself unable to access your Facebook account. Basically you pick a few friends you can trust and if you are ever locked out of your account they will provide the security codes that will allow you back in.
Viber has a serious security vulnerability that would allow nefarious users to completely bypass the device's lock screen. The security flaw is a serious threat to a number of users, the app is been downloaded over 100 million times.
Google has just joined FIDO and their password authentication initiative. FIDO, the Fast IDentity Online Alliance has joined forces with Google to try and come up with a solution that could bypass passwords alltogether. Or at least strengthen the authentication systems.
Lookout has said they discovered a new malware family which was found to be in 32 different apps. This family of malware has been dubbed BadNews, however coming as a bit of a silver lining, Google has already removed the infected apps.
Facebook Home but wondering what the privacy aspect of it is looking like? Facebook has published a Q&A-format response to the most common questions that have been asked so far, addressing things like what information Home will gather and what it can see. We've got a full run-down of the privacy information, which you can check out after the jump.