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Kaspersky details super-advanced ‘Skygofree’ Android trojan

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Security firms spot new malware variations all the time, but most of them aren't very sophisticated. They don't have to be to spam ads or track your location. However, the newly identified Skygofree is in a completely different league. according to Kaspersky, this piece of malware possesses features never before seen in the wild.

This rogue app spreads from webpages designed to look like those of carriers like Vodafone. Users are tricked into installing the APK to get faster network access.

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Kaspersky details super-advanced 'Skygofree' Android trojan was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus is investigating customer reports of credit card fraud after buying from the company’s website

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Checking your credit card statement after wondering why your balance is so high and finding transactions that you don't recognize is among life's most uncomfortable moments. Many of us have been there, and even though you know there's a good chance you'll get the money back, that feeling of violation is hard to shake. Unfortunately, some recent OnePlus customers are going through exactly that at this moment in time.

A poll was posted on the OnePlus forum on Thursday asking users if they had noticed fraudulent charges on the credit cards since purchasing items on the OnePlus site.

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OnePlus is investigating customer reports of credit card fraud after buying from the company's website was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

SkyBell’s new security camera plugs directly into a wall outlet, costs a whopping $199

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Home security brand SkyBell makes some of the best doorbell cameras around and even featured on our holiday list of the best smart home products you can buy. It received another boost a few days ago when its doorbells were added to the Google Assistant compatibility list. Like many companies at CES 2018 in Vegas, SkyBell also had something new to show off, in the form of a camera that plugs straight into a simple wall socket.

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SkyBell's new security camera plugs directly into a wall outlet, costs a whopping $199 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 security protocol for protecting wireless devices

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced additional measures to secure wireless devices, following revelations last year about an oversight in the WPA2 specification which left devices vulnerable.

Specific technical details are still scarce, though the benefits of WPA3 include hardened individualized data encryption on open Wi-Fi networks, security protections even when users choose passwords that are not sufficiently complex, and a simplified security management process for devices without screens (or screens large enough to be useful for a given task, imagine difficult to configure IoT gadgets), and the use of 192-bit security suite.

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Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 security protocol for protecting wireless devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Ring announces new security cameras and lights, promises Ring Alarm system will ship soon

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Ring is on hand at CES to talk about some new products, as well as offer some updates on previously announced devices. The company has a raft of new cameras and lights, including some products that resulted from its acquisition of smart lighting firm Mr. Beams. There's also news on the delayed security system. Ring Alarm (yes, that's a different name) will ship soon.

Ring already has a video doorbell that's quite popular, but today it's adding more cameras to the mix.

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Ring announces new security cameras and lights, promises Ring Alarm system will ship soon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Canary announces $99 Canary View security camera, plus new Package Detection feature and Alexa integration

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Smart home security cameras are very much in vogue these days. From Amazon's Cloud Cam to Nest's assorted cameras, it's a popular and growing market. Canary might not be quite so big as its competitors, but it offers affordable alternatives in the wake of its crowdfunding campaign back in 2013. The newest home security camera in the Canary lineup is the $99 Canary View. In addition to this new hardware, Canary has also announced an AI-based Package Detection feature and skill integration with Amazon's Alexa. 

The new Canary View looks more than a bit like the old original Canary, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Canary announces $99 Canary View security camera, plus new Package Detection feature and Alexa integration was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Firefox 57.0.4 rolling out to all platforms with initial fixes for ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ CPU vulnerabilities

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Yesterday, Google released information about a series of CPU vulnerabilities it discovered. The first was 'Meltdown,' which allows malicious programs to read protected memory - but only affected Intel-made x86 processors. The second issue, named 'Spectre,' applied to just about every modern processor, and gives malicious programs the ability to steal data from the memory of other applications.

Since the above vulnerabilities can be used through JavaScript, web browsers also need to be updated to avoid exploitation. Mozilla released Firefox 57.0.4 today, which disables the JavaScript features required for the attack.

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Firefox 57.0.4 rolling out to all platforms with initial fixes for 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' CPU vulnerabilities was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ CPU vulnerabilities become public, most Google products already protected

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

A report from The Register yesterday claimed that Windows and Linux developers were scrambling to fix a "fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips." The flaw theoretically allows any program to view the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas, which often contain passwords, login keys, cached files, and other sensitive data. Even a web app could potentially read kernel-protected data.

After this report (and a tweet with sample code) was published, Google's Project Zero security team came forward with more details.

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'Spectre' and 'Meltdown' CPU vulnerabilities become public, most Google products already protected was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Edward Snowden wants you to protect what’s precious with Haven

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

As a tech enthusiast with the brains and taste to prefer Android over the other options, you're probably someone who also appreciates the need for privacy and security. You may even keep a spare "burner" phone for when you travel to some less-than-confidence-inspiring situations like hacker conferences or the Winter Olympics. But what if you needed something even more powerful to protect data and even physical objects of monumental importance?

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Edward Snowden wants you to protect what's precious with Haven was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Edward Snowden wants you to protect what’s precious with Haven

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

As a tech enthusiast with the brains and taste to prefer Android over the other options, you're probably someone who also appreciates the need for privacy and security. You may even keep a spare "burner" phone for when you travel to some less-than-confidence-inspiring situations like hacker conferences or the Winter Olympics. But what if you needed something even more powerful to protect data and even physical objects of monumental importance?

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Edward Snowden wants you to protect what's precious with Haven was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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