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Google Play trust to improve with transparent subscriptions

Google has been working on many enhancements these days. We’re not just talking about OS, software, and app updates. The tech giant has also been looking at policies to improve. While the rest of the world is on a lockdown, it may be best for companies and brands to work on many things they’ve been […]

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MediaTek rootkit now has a fix via March Android security patch

This is the first time we’re encountering this but it must be reported for the sake of the millions of Android devices out there. A critical MediaTek rootkit has been affecting the platform for several months now. It was only discovered recently when Google shared the finding on the Android Security Bulletin for March. While […]

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Google, Android devs going after disruptive ads

Google and Android developers are really serious about cracking down malicious apps and programs on Android. Around 600 mobile apps have just been removed from the Play Store. They’ve also been banned from the different ad monetization platforms like Google Ad Manager and Google AdMob. These apps have disallowed interstitial policy and violated the tech […]

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Google making policy changes how apps get user Location access

Android isn’t perfect but its developers are always busy working to improve the platform by introducing new features and services and improving on current services. Sometimes, Google decides to do away with some services if it knows they’re not working or are being patronized by the consumers. In 2019, Google was successful to catch bad […]

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Advanced Protection Program now offers easier access, enrolment

It’s always not good to say this but Android isn’t that secure. Google does everything in its power though to provide solutions and make things more secure and more private but like all software, hardware, and systems, it can’t be perfect. There will be issues but companies like Google ought to lessen whatever issue that […]

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Samsung phones allegedly discovered to have Chinese spyware

Spyware is not unusual but it’s something that we don’t want to deal with. It is frowned upon especially if we’re talking about mobile devices. We’ve shared with you numerous reports about different spyware discovered but the latest we learned involves the No. 1 mobile OEM in the world. A recent post on Reddit alleges […]

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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 version under phone settings. OEMs […]

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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 been awarded to those who […]

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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 7. After the OnePlus 3, […]

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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, and devices. In 2017, the […]

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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 and fixing. The tech giant […]

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