TECH BASICS: What Is A Tablet ?

A tablet is a handy computing device many people use in their daily lives. Tablets have a large screen which you can touch, type on and interact with. Tablets are larger in size than a mobile phone but smaller than a laptop and desktop computer. Being portable, Tablets make it easy to read books, watch […]

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Android 9 Brings Significant Security Advancements

With Android 9 (also called Android Pie), Google focused on aspects such as platform hardening, anti-exploitation, hardware-backed security, and user privacy, each with its own set of enhancements and new features. With Android 9 (also called Android Pie), the Internet search giant focused on aspects such as platform hardening, anti-exploitation, hardware-backed security, and user privacy, […]

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Google Addresses Slow Android Security Update Cycle

Google has long been criticised for the long delays between Android upgrades. While iPhone users are merrily chowing down on regular OS updates, Android users have to wait for long intervals, with lower cost handsets never seeing an update at all during their lifespans. Google’s update framework, Project Treble, seeks to rectify this, and the […]

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“Android Nearby” To Cut Spam Notifications

Google has just announced that Android Nearby Notifications will no longer be sending spam messages to users after 6th December 2018. Google is shutting off Physical Web beacon notifications – meaning spammers and unscrupulous developers will not be spamming users based on their location – i.e. passing coffee stores, department store offers in shopping centers […]

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HeroRat – Android Malware

A new strain of Android malware has been discovered that exploits Telegram to communicate back to its masters converting the compromised device into part of a wider botnet. The malware runs on all Android versions: however, affected users need to accept permissions required by the app (sometimes including activating the app as device administrator), which […]

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ai.type leaks 31m users personal data

Android Keyboard App Leaks Data of 31 Million Users

Ai.type – the virtual keyboard app for Android has suffered a massive data breach. The company database was discovered unprotected online, exposing the names, phone numbers, locations and Google queries of its 31 million users. This discovery has again raised questions about the unacceptable and ridiculous amount of data that Android apps request and harvest from their […]

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lokibot banking trojan malware & ransomware

LokiBot – Android banking malware that turns into ransomware

New Android banking trojan malware called “LokiBot” comes with ransomware capabilities which are triggered if the user tries to disable the malware’s admin rights or when victims try to remove it. Once the ransomware feature is activated, LokiBot “encrypts” all of the victims’ data. The malware is also capable of stealing victims’ contacts, reading and sending SMS messages and […]

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