Android Security, Pixel Update Bulletin for December 2019 now out

The latest Android Security Bulletin is now available. The December 2019 release is obviously the last for this year. It comes with details of various security vulnerabilities that are currently affecting Android devices. Expect to receive the 2019-12-05 security patch level on your phone. Feel free to check your Android …

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Android Security Rewards Program expansion, top prize announced

In 2015, Google introduced the Android Security Rewards program for researchers. The following year, the team behind the program paid out half a million. It was only in the first year and so we’re guessing more have been paid out. The Android developers reported more than four million dollars have …

OnePlus 3, 3T get October 2019 patch as final security update

OnePlus has been silent about the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The last mention was back in May when the Android Pie-based OxygenOS 9.0.2 was rolling out. That is understandable since the phone series is already considered old. The Chinese OEM is now preparing for OnePlus 8 to follow OnePlus …

App Defense Alliance announced by Google

Android security isn’t exactly rocket science as with computer or information security. It is something that needs careful attention because hackers and malware evolve. It is a fact of life the Android community faces each day but good thing there are many efforts on how to protect the platform, apps, …

Android zero-day bug found on Pixel 2, Huawei, and Samsung

At this point, we can’t really say Android is the most secure platform today. It’s not. There is no such thing as a perfect OS. There are plenty of things to like about Google’s mobile operating system. We’re just not fans of the bugs and issues that need frequent checking …