The Enpass password manager app gets a new feature in the latest update that is rolling out, support for time-based one-time password (TOTP) authentication. This was a feature the developers included previously in the iOS and Mac versions of the app. In addition to including it in the Android version, Enpass is also adding it to the Linux and Windows desktop clients. Read more
Last year Google stepped up its game when it comes to security. This was done by initiating scans of apps in the Play Store. Google hoped this would reduce the number of apps containing harmful threats like viruses and malware.
On Monday afternoon, Google posted the monthly Nexus Security Bulletin that says what the company is doing to protect Android devices worldwide.
Oppo keeps teasing new hardware for the F1 Plus, which is expected to be a bigger, better version of the Oppo F1 that was announced earlier this year. The latest teaser from the company seems to suggest that we’re going to see a fingerprint scanner on the device, which wasn’t present on the F1. Read more
Late this week, Google’s security team announced several new features they are expanding or making available to Gmail users to help enhance email security. The updates include enhancements to email encryption, improvements to Google’s safe browsing warnings to help Gmail users, and additional alerts regarding state-sponsored attacks directed at Gmail users. Read more
In a strange twist of fate, Verizon Enterprise Solutions finds itself the victim of a data breach that has exposed 1.5 million customer accounts to hackers. Normally Verizon Enterprise is leading the way in helping businesses, many on the Fortune 500 list, avoid this kind of situation, so finding themselves victims is particularly painful. Read more
Smartphone owners are on alert after Google issued a warning that an Android vulnerability could give intruders access to devices they don’t own. Read more
BlackBerry has always been known for their security expertise, and when the Priv was announced that expertise was listed as a great selling point. Now that the Priv has had some time in the wild and new security issues have cropped up, BlackBerry wants the world to know how well they’ve handled getting those issues patched and how poorly everyone else is doing. Read more
We’re only one week into March, and that means a monthly security update is due for Android devices. Google published details regarding March’s security update earlier today with a massive list of patches and other goodies.
Proving the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished, mobile security company Skycure revealed a proof of concept malware at the RSA cyber security conference this week that attacks Android devices via a technique called “accessibility clickjacking.” The attack has been shown to work on versions of Android up through KitKat placing over half a billion Android devices at risk. Read more