Samsung may hand KNOX Security over to Google, report suggests

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During Google I/O, Sundar Pichai surprisingly was heard touting Samsung’s Knox security platform, despite market adoption of the technology sitting at less than 2%. Samsung is ‘giving’ Knox to Google, who will now take the lead on Android security, and with Knox obtaining US ...

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TimePIN: Keep your device secure

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TimePIN is a security app for android devices, with the concept being that every minute, you have a new passcode. The application uses your system clock to change your passcode. There are four options in this app. Offset PIN, Double PIN, Mirror PIN and Reverse PIN. Each one modifies the time to ...

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Lock down your Apps with Lockdown Pro [App of the Day]

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Everyone appreciates privacy, and sometimes just having a pin code or unlock pattern on your device is not satisfactory enough to feel like your information contained within your device is protected enough – especially if you’re wife insists on knowing that unlock code! This is ...

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Lookout beats Minnesota, California, and CTIA with anti-theft feature

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This morning Lookout announced a product feature that has been all over the news recently as legislatures rush to enact anti-theft measures on mobile devices. Their new feature is called Theft Alerts and promises to help protect your device from thieves by enabling some advanced security ...

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How to secure your Android device [Android 101]

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The devices we carry everyday can hold to most precious information to us – credit card numbers, passwords, you name it. So what happens if you device is stolen or misplaced? You’d definitely want that information to be protected from getting into the wrong hands. Luckily there are ...

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How to add/remove lock screen widgets [Android 101]

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Since their introduction in Android 4.2, lock screen widgets have been a hugely popular feature on the Android platform. What are lock screen widgets? They are widgets that you can access from your lock screen, without having to enter inside the device. We’ll tell you how to add and ...

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Google gets proactive in Android app scanning

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Google has pushed one step closer to cracking down on the number of malicious applications that make it onto our handsets by implementing the Verify Apps service. Google offers a built-in service layer that offers protection to your device and Google are now building on this with Verify Apps. ...

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Google adds HTTPS encryption to Gmail between their servers

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Google has always had HTTPS for Gmail since 2010, a secure web protocol which employs certificates to ensure the authenticity of the source of the webpage you are viewing, but it didn’t stop eyes from seeing what was being backed up and sent between the internal servers for Gmail. The new ...

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Google steps up security for non-Play Store apps

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Google, over the next few weeks, will beef up its security for apps installed from sources outside of the Google Play Store. According to details revealed at the RSA Conference, Google will enhance the protective measures for those apps which are installed from external sources. While Google ...

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SlickLogin acquired by Google for sound-based authentication

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Security is always a topic of hot discussion, and more so with a company like Google who host a lot of your information under one roof when it comes to Google+ and Gmail. It’s also of no secret that passwords are not secure, despite popular belief – every password can be ...

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Security hole left Samsung Account data vulnerable – update your account

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Well here’s a bit of bad news. According to a report from Galaxy Unlocker, some Samsung devices could have exposed your Samsung account information during the account creation process. So far only the Galaxy S 4 and the Galaxy Tab 3 are confirmed to have had the vulnerability. It’s possible ...

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Gmail improves security while rolling out image display changes

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According to the Gmail Blog, there has been a change in the way the Gmail app handles images. You may have noticed that, a lot of the time, an email with images will have the “Images are not displayed” message, with options on how to show them. Now, however, Google has changed how ...

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HTC One Max fingerprint sensor is not just for security?

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According to the latest HTC One Max leaks, the fingerprint scanner located on the back of the device may be used for more than just security purposes. The leak, which comes via HTCSource, indicates HTC plans to use your fingerprints to launch apps. The launching of an app would be tied to a ...

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Jelly Bean has new permission option to “read external storage”

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With the android world a’buzz with Jelly Bean news after its announcement on Wednesday, people are wanting to know what’s new with it. We gave you a full run-down a couple days ago, but now we’re finding out some specifics, and there’s something else that wasn’t ...

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Protect your pictures, messages, and more with NQ Mobile’s Vault

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Because we know you have something you'd rather keep private...

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