Spotify just got hacked, but it got lucky this time. The company reported investigating a suspicious and unauthorized intrusion into the system and internal data, revealing that one and only one user was the target of the incident.
Having been in use on iOS and OS X for quite some time, 1Password 4 is coming to Android. Involved in a beta program since late last year, the team at Agile Bits are preparing to let the app loose. In true Android fashion, they’re also making it ‘freemium’, so you can give it a shot before making a full investment.
Facebook has announced some changes this morning. These will deal with how your posts are being shared and will affect both new and existing Facebook users. Essentially, users will be pushed toward sharing with "Friends" as opposed to "Public" moving forward.
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.
Samsung will be taking biometric security quite seriously, at least according to one of the company's top executives. Not only will it be trying to bring its fingerprint scanners to devices across the board, it will also be looking into applying iris scanning technology in the future and then tie them all up together with its KNOX security framework.
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."
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.
Signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota has become the first state with a law on the books requiring a remote shut-off for smartphones and tablets. Simply put, Governor Dayton has signed the 'kill switch' bill into law. This is Chapter 241, SF1740 and will go into effect as of July 1, 2015.
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.
Snapchat may be trying to make peace with the FTC, but it might have also dug its own grave in the process. Documents now reveal how the beleaguered "ephemeral" messaging service not only has not done what it promised to do, but that it has also done what it promised not to do.