Tag Archives: Security

Google, OnePlus, Samsung, BlackBerry Announce July Security Updates

Several smartphone manufacturers have announced July security update for their Android devices and others are likely to follow suit soon. OnePlus, Samsung, BlackBerry, and Nexus devices have confirmed some of their devices will receive the security update. Cyanogen firmware update, 277MB in size, for OnePlus One is already available as an over-the-air download and is said to contain no other ... Read More »

LG’s New website to cope with cell security troubles

LG has been one of the top OEMs (unique device manufacturers) that rolls out protection updates for its cell devices quickly after they’re reported. The South Korean company last yr turned into known as pinnacle OEM for issuing security patches to its Android gadgets with the aid of the college of Cambridge united kingdom. Now, the organization has released its ... Read More »

US house Blocks Google-Hosted Apps, Yahoo Mail Over security Fears

america residence of Representatives’ records era crew has blocked lawmakers from gaining access to software program programs hosted on a Google cloud service to prevent feasible hacking campaigns, two congressional sources said on Wednesday. The flow came after Yahoo Mail turned into also blacklisted by way of house government due to fears of ransomware inwirelessltration. the 2 regulations, that have ... Read More »

US FCC, FTC question cellular Makers and carriers approximately smartphone security

The Federal Communications commission and Federal exchange commission have asked mobile cellphone companies and producers to provide an explanation for how they release safety updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities, the united states agencies said on Monday. The businesses have written to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc and Alphabet Inc, amongst others, in order “to better recognize, and ultimately to ... Read More »

Google’s April Android Security Update Fixes 8 Critical Vulnerabilities

Google on Monday started rolling out the April monthly Android security update for its Nexus range of devices. The company says that the security update is now available for Nexus devices through an over-the-air (OTA) update. The latest Nexus firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site for download as well as changelogs have been published on ... Read More »

Apple’s Privacy Fight Does Not Win Extra Points for Security: Poll

Most Americans trust Apple Inc to protect their personal information from hackers, according to a national Reuters/Ipsos poll, but not any better than rivals Google, Amazon and Microsoft. The results of the poll were released late on Monday, in the middle of a legal battle between Apple and the US Justice Department over a judge’s order that Apple write new ... Read More »

Nexus 5, Nexus 6 to Get Mid-Month Security Update from Google

Google earlier this month rolled out its March Android Security update for Nexus devices. However, the search giant now is going to roll out a mid-month security patch as well after a critical Linux kernel flaw was discovered in a rooting app. Researchers from Zimperium found the flaw in a rooting application for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, WhatsApp Looking to Fortify User Data Security: Report

As Apple battles the US government over encryption to unlock an iPhone used by an attacker in a mass shooting in San Bernadino last year, top US companies Google, Facebook and Snapchat are expanding encryption of user data in their services, media reported. According to The Guardian, while WhatsApp is set to roll out encryption for its voice calls in ... Read More »

BlackBerry Says It’s the ‘First OEM’ to Deliver Monthly Android Security Patches

At the time of the launch of the BlackBerry Priv, the Canadian smartphone company had assured that it will give a lot of emphasis on the security of its users. Four months later, BlackBerry continues to stand by its words. In less than 24 hours since Google issued its monthly security bulletin last week, BlackBerry released a patch to address ... Read More »

Google Releases March Android Security Update for Nexus Devices

Google on Monday has released Security Patch Level of March 01, 2016 for Nexus devices. The monthly Android security update squashes more than a dozen vulnerabilities on Android including Keyring, a Linux security hole, which according to reports, affected 66 percent of all Android devices. Google said the source code patches for these issues, meant for OEMs and other makers ... Read More »