Tag: Security

Latest Dropbox Beta adds extra security with 2-step verification

If you're a Droppox user with sensitive information backed up with the service, there's some good news for you. Today, Dropbox announced that its latest beta of the popular cloud-based storage service now has extra security thanks to 2-step verification. If you're a Google 2-step verification user, then you ...

Google Wallet PIN security gets cracked on rooted devices

zvelo, a malware analytics group, has discovered that Google Wallet PIN numbers are vulnerable to brute force attacks. The vulnerability only exists if you're using a phone that is rooted. An attacker could create an app that easily cracks your 4-digit Google Wallet pin number, allowing them to use your phone to ...

Security patch for all Sprint HTC Android phones is now live

Sprint has just announced the release of an over-the-air update for all of their HTC Android devices including the EVO 4G, EVO 3D, EVO Shift 4G, EVO Design 4G, EVO View 4G and Wildfire S. Its purpose is to fix a security flaw that allowed third party apps to access personal data that is stored on HTC devices. ...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II lockscreen issue; quick fix included

The folks at BGR have discovered that AT&T's Galaxy S II review unit has a security flaw within its lockscreen. If you use the PIN or Pattern Lock security features to safeguard your personal data, you may run into the issue of letting anyone snooping into your beloved phone. To bypass the PIN or the pattern lock, ...

Skype adds 3G calling and fixes security hole in latest update

Skype has gone ahead and fixed a security hole in their Android application that could have allowed third party apps to access your Skype information such as name, email, chat logs, contacts, and more. In addition to fixing the security holes, they have also enabled 3G calling worldwide, including the U.S. ...

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