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DHS-Funded Research Reveals Mobile Flaws Affecting Millions

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

New vulnerabilities that affect millions of smartphone users in the U.S. alone have now been reported by the Department of Homeland Security at this year's Black Hat USA 2018 conference. The news follows DHS-funded research conducted by Kryptowire, with manufacturers of the devices receiving notification of the problem back in February. The flaws themselves allow a malicious entity to escalate device privileges on affected mobile phones. That effectively grants control over a device and, by proxy, access to everything from emails and text messages to sensitive user data. They also affect...
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Researchers Find Vulnerabilities In WhatsApp That Can Spread Fake News

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities In WhatsApp That Can Spread Fake News

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Researchers at Check Point have found that there are about three different vulnerabilities in WhatsApp that could help users spread fake news to others. According to Check Point, these vulnerabilities allow for “a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation.” This would allow the attacker to create and spread misinformation or fake news.
There are three vulnerabilities that were found, which include: Changing a reply from someone, Quoting a message in a reply to a group conversation, and sending a message to a member of a group that...
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Report: Google to sign lease in Chicago for the first Google Store

Report: Google to sign lease in Chicago for the first Google Store

There are Apple Stores, Microsoft Stores and soon, perhaps, Google Stores. A report in the Chicago Tribune today, says that the company is about to sign a lease for 14,000... Read more ...

Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony has provided some dates for when users can expect to get Android Pie on their Xperia devices. As is always the case with smartphone updates, these are pretty vague, but... Read more ...

Google brings Confidential mode to Gmail for Android

Google brings Confidential mode to Gmail for Android

Gmail users on Android have just been given access to a brand new feature that will allow them to send messages and attachments in the most secure manner. Confidential mode has... Read more ...

117: Google retail store?, Android Messages 3.5, Essential Phone revisit |...

117: Google retail store?, Android Messages 3.5, Essential Phone revisit | 9to5Google Daily

Today we've got a report that Google's preparing to open a retail space in Chicago, Android Messages 3.5 rolls out, and we revisit the Essential Phone. 9to5Google Daily is... Read more ...

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

As part of Apple's “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and... Read more ...

Sony reveals when to expect Android 9 Pie update and what phones will get it

Sony reveals when to expect Android 9 Pie update and what phones will get it

Sony Mobile is the newest handset manufacturer to provide information about its Android 9 Pie update roadmap. Last week, information claiming to be official stated that the... Read more ...

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

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It's that time of year again - back to school. It's a time for students and parents alike to get organized, get on the ball, and get into a learning mindset. It's also a time... Read more ...

Here's how Verizon's unlimited customers can get 6 free months of Apple...

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If you're a subscriber to one of Verizon's unlimited plans, today is the day that you can activate your free 6-month subscription to Apple Music. After the 6-months end, you... Read more ...

Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode

Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode

In recent weeks, Google Contacts , Duo , and Phone have all been updated with the Google Material Theme. We've been tracking a similar redesign for Android Messages since June... Read more ...

Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS

Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS

It's jaw-dropping how quickly voice assistant technology has been adopted by both gadgets, and by gadget-lovers in the home. The technology is now seen as the natural way to... Read more ...