Tag: privacy

Google peddling Advanced Security for “high risk” users in need of extra protection

In these days where you won’t go a week without hearing of a hacking incident that caused awful information leaks, Google is pushing a...

Krack Attacks break WiFi’s WPA2 security, here’s why Android users should care

The most common security protocol for WiFi networks is the WPA2 encryption protocol, used by most routers and devices today. Researchers have discovered a...

OnePlus admits to data collecting, will tweak opt-in in OxygenOS after complaints

We recently wrote about how it was discovered that OnePlus was secretly collecting a huge amount of data from its users that could be...

WhatsApp vulnerability allows people to track your activities

It’s a wonder nobody has thought about doing something like this, but someone finally did. Software engineer Robert Heaton had an idea in mind...

OxygenOS is collecting a lot of user data without your knowledge, OnePlus responds

It’s one thing for manufacturers to gather user data which users have the chance to either opt in to or not, and it’s quite...

SonicSpy is spyware embedded in over a thousand apps, some in Play Store

Spyware is just one of the many things an Android user needs to protect himself from, to make sure any app with spyware does...

SLocker is Android ransomware, spreading faster with more variants

What is ransomware? In its simplest form, it is malicious software that is installed on your device and it encrypts all you data, making...

Spyware SMSVova pretended to be ‘System Update’ on Play Store, now removed from listings

There are people who just want to see the world burn, and then there are those who want to prey on the weak-minded and...

Google’s Allo may be sharing past searches in conversations

There is apparently a glitch in Google Allo, specifically in the integration of the Google Assistant to the messaging app. Apparently, your past searches...

Silent Circle bricking unofficial variants, clones of Blackphone 2 with software update

Silent Circle, the company that distributes the security-focused Blackphone 2, is actively seeking out and bricking Blackphone 2 devices that have not been sold...

Facebook intros new Privacy Basics and Security Key login

It's been a decade since Facebook came into our lives or more like, we came to Facebook. The social network is still the top...

Google hunts down Android malware even when ‘Verify apps’ is disabled

Android has had the “Verify Apps” feature in its settings for a while now – the feature is used to block malware from being...