Tag: privacy

Google collects location data on your device even with location services turned off

There's a considerable expectation from smartphone users that they can be tracked by location data that their devices collect. But when you turn off...

Google cracks down on apps using Accessibility Services for purposes other than accessibility

Google is now in the process of letting developers know that it intends to be strict on how developers employ Google’s Accessibility Services and...

Here’s when KRACK patches for Pixel and Nexus phones will arrive

Krack Attack is definitely breaking WiFi’s WPA2 security on some Android phones. This vulnerability in Android is being fixed by some OEMs for the...

Android may get DNS encryption soon, hides the websites you visit from your ISP

Once you type in a web URL on the browser on your phone, a domain name server (DNS) translates the readable website address to...

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...