Category: Android

The FBI is warning about an attack that bypasses multi-factor authentication Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division sent out a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn about cyber criminals using social engineering and technical attacks to circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). The FBI still recommends that companies use MFA, stating “Multi-factor authentication continues to […]

Android’s Trusted Face unlocking method has disappeared from devices running Android 10 or below Trusted Face, Android’s unlocking safety feature, has been around since 2014, but recently was quietly removed from Android devices altogether. Both stock and OEM devices running Android 10 or below are affected. The feature had been accessible under Settings – Security […]

Modems and Phones with 5G can’t handle the heat 5G is fantastic, but has a limiting factor that affects where the technology can be deployed. Those limiting factors include walls, windows, people, water, or even water vapor in the atmosphere. Well, new reports have shown that 5G has another even more problematic limiting factor: heat. […]

Samsung is relaunching their new foldable cellphone in September The Galaxy Fold is set to take the stage again in September. Following Samsung’s embarrassing foldable cellphone issues in April, their redesign works to improve not just design, but also function. In Samsung’s released statement they reassured users that they have “taken the time to fully […]

Only Android is safe from user identifying Bluetooth exploit Thanks to a flaw in the Bluetooth communication protocol, users may be exposed to tracking and their ID could be leaked. Any modern devices, with the exception of Android, that sport Bluetooth connectivity could be impacted. The vulnerability can be used to spy on users even […]

The ‘Agent Smith’ malware has infected 25 million Android devices Cyber-security firm Check Point has released new research that shows that malicious apps from a campaign called “Agent Smith” have been downloaded to 25 million Android devices. The apps were distributed through third-party app stores by a Chinese group with a legitimate business that helps […]

Display issues cause Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launch to be delayed   Samsung has announced that they will delay the release of their first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, after reviewers found problems with the display. The phones were all being reviewed by select journalists and have not begun to ship to consumers. The launch of […]

Chrome on Android’s Data Saver now delivers faster loading for HTTPS   Google has announced that Chrome on Android’s Data Saver now supports encrypted HTTPS webpages. It previously only worked with unencrypted HTTP content. The feature automatically improves page loading by using what they refer to as “built-in optimizations” and dedicated servers. The page loading […]

Attackers can intercept calls and track phones in 4G, 5G   Academics at Purdue University and the University of Iowa have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G. These flaws can be used to intercept phone calls and track the location of cell phone users. These findings point out the first time that […]

Violating Google’s policy, apps are still collecting device data.   In a report from AppCensus, it’s been determined that 17,000+ Android apps with as many as tens of millions of installs on the Google Play Store have been found to violate Google’s Play Store Advertising ID policy guidance. They’ve done so by collecting persistent device […]