BadPower attack can damage fast chargers, mobile devices

This is the kind of bad news you don’t want to happen to your gadgets. With this report, you wouldn’t want anyone to touch your charger because it’s been confirmed that its firmware can be changed to cause serious damage. The information was shared by some Chinese security researchers who said they can do damage […]

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2-Step Verification phone prompts rolling out to more users

More security measures are being introduced by Google. The tech giant continues to ensure the privacy and safety of customers are intact. Just the other day, we said Google would bring Prompt 2FA to all phones you’re signed in. Related changes have been made as phone verification can prompt the primary 2-Step Verification (2SV). This […]

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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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Google Play Protect 2019: How Android devices were made secure

The Google Play Protect was launched way back in 2016. It was designed to work as a new security solution for the Android device. Since then, it has greatly helped the Android OS platform. It’s not perfect as it once disabled a phone’s Bluetooth connectivity which was fixed immediately. It took down 700,000 malicious apps […]

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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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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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Qualcomm outs larger, more secure, and faster on-screen fingerprint scanner

It’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit this week so we can expect more new products, services, and good news will be announced. Just a while ago, we shared with you the company has introduced new premium processors that will continue the 5G battle cry into 2020–the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 765. Mid-range processors followed–the Snapdragon 765 and […]

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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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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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Adware identified by ESET team, deleted from the Play Store

Who hates any forms of virus here? Whether it’s one that affects the physical body, a gadget, or a system–we hate it. A new form of adware affecting Android was recently discovered by ESET. The campaign is said to have been running for over a year now, reaching a staggering eight million downloads straight from […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 blacklisted by some banking apps in the UK

Samsung may need to do some damage control as the Galaxy S10 fingerprint recognition problem is getting bigger. No, we don’t think it’s really getting worse but some banks have started to blacklist the Galaxy S10 due to the issue. We find it interesting that a phone more than six-months-old is only now having such […]

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ZenKey by the Mobile Authentication Taskforce will be ready soon

A couple of years ago, the major mobile carriers in the US worked together as part of the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. The group then launched a multi-factor authentication service known then as Project Verify. The solution has been finalized and is now called ZenKey. It’s an effort by carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Version. The […]

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