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Android devices vulnerable to “Stagefright” infection through MMS

Do you remember when the Heartbleed virus scared the heck out of computer owners last year? And then iPhone owners were also vulnerable to...

Sandboxing flaw opens Gmail, apps to hijacking

Researchers at the University of California Riverside and University of Michigan have discovered a flaw in Android that could allow nefarious users to hijack...

Researchers reveal gyroscopes can be used to spy on you

It is almost difficult to believe that a seemingly innocuous part of your smartphone would be a huge security hole, but then again that...

Chrome for Android Beta closes door on LastPass feature

It's only normal that software developers would patch up security holes in their apps. Unfortunately, there are rare times when such fixes actually break...

Viber transmits and stores images and videos insecurely

After the security scandals that rocked Snapchat, and later WhatsApp, it is now Viber's turn to get the hot seat. The instant messaging...

Backdoor to several Samsung Galaxy devices discovered and refuted

Security vulnerabilities, especially in software, isn't completely unheard of, but very few are portrayed as being deliberately included for the benefit of certain individuals....

WhatsApp downplays reported security hole

It should perhaps surprise no one that WhatsApp would release a statement that washes its hands regarding a recently reported security flaw. One is...

WhatsApp chat history can be easily accessed by third-party apps

WhatsApp recently released an update that tried to improve its privacy features, but it seems that a nastier security issue lies deeper within. According...

Facebook’s Conceal promises ‘Efficient storage encryption for Android’

In an odd twist of fate, Facebook now wants to protect our data. The social giant, who has had their fair share of information...

Play Store allows 30 minutes of unsupervised spending, double the App Store [Update]

Earlier today, Apple signed an agreement to refund over $30 million to parents who's children spent unsupervised in the App Store. The parents were...

Banking apps may not be secure, report shows 9 out of 10 ‘leak info’

You’d think the app available from your bank would be secure. Though some prefer to use third party financial apps like Mint, the app...

Snapchat almost apologizes, allows users to unlink their phone numbers

It seems that damage control is the only recourse left to Snapchat. It has just announced the release a promised update that, in its...

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