security

Google Voice voicemail changes coming next month

Google has recently announced some upcoming changes to Google Voice. These will be going into effect on October 1st and perhaps more important -- is that they will be dealing with security. Specifically, with the security of your voicemail when you are calling in to access your account by phone.

Android Device Manager to get remote locking and password reset

Google's Android Device Manager already lets users track down their lost devices, or, in the worst case scenario, wipe all the data on it. It seems though that in its next iteration, the service will get an additional, but less drastic capability, that of locking a device and changing it's unlock password.

Deutsche Telekom Galaxy S III-based SiMKo 3 gets German government nod

German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom has just revealed that their latest high-security phone, the SiMKo 3, has just been given a thumbs up by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). And one of the first customers of such a device that focuses on protecting mobile communication might be the German government itself.

NSA reportedly able to ‘tap’ into Android and other smartphones data

A recently published report will likely give smartphone users reason to question the security of their device. The details are coming by way of Spiegel who have said that "it is possible for the NSA to tap most sensitive data held" on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. The accessible data looks to include contact lists, text messages, notes and your location history.

Feds call out Android as a “primary target for malware attacks”

The world's largest and most used mobile operating system is Android, as we all know, and some new documents that were recently revealed shows the US Government and feds calling out Android. Claiming it is a primary target for attacks, and they even back it up with numbers. A document was recently uncovered by Public Intelligence that is unclassified, but for "official use only" and it has all the details.