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Tweaks made to Android OS are causing massive security holes - Boing Boing

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Boing Boing

Tweaks made to Android OS are causing massive security holes
Boing Boing
Last month, I used up a good chunk of text talking about how much I've come to enjoy using Android-powered smartphones. Unfortunately, a story I ran across over at Wired has convinced me that, at least for the time being, spending significantly more ...
Hackers can take control of MILLIONS of brand-new Android smartphones because of vulnerabilities with pre-installed ...Daily Mail
Researchers find 25 Android phones with vulnerabilities pre-installedTrustedReviews
Millions Of Android Devices Are Being Shipped With Dangerous Vulnerabilities & We Should Be ScaredMensXP.com

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Fortnite on Android gets off to a bumpy, Samsung-only start, lags behind PUBG - Ars Technica

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Ars Technica

Fortnite on Android gets off to a bumpy, Samsung-only start, lags behind PUBG
Ars Technica
Last week, Epic and Samsung took the wraps off a huge Fortnite promotion—albeit after the surprise had been ruined by leakers. Fortnite's mobile version was indeed launching on Android, as Epic had already promised, but only Samsung phone users (and ...
Fortnite Mobile For Android Performance Issues Addressed by EpicComicbook.com
Fortnite for Android is now available and here's how to download itFirstpost
Here's How to Get Fortnite Beta on Your Android PhoneGizmodo
Variety -App Developer Magazine
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Older Fire TV devices get improved protection against Android malware - Engadget

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Engadget

Older Fire TV devices get improved protection against Android malware
Engadget
It came to light earlier this year that a virus was attacking Fire TV devices because of an Android-based vulnerability relating to ADB (Android Debug Bridge) connections. But part of the newest software update, 5.2.6.6, should make things a lot more ...

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The $1000 Note 9 proves your next iPhone or Android prices will get higher - CNET

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


CNET

The $1000 Note 9 proves your next iPhone or Android prices will get higher
CNET
Paying a thousand bucks for a phone is no longer laughable. In fact, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 priced at $1,000 and $1,250 (for 128 and 512GB storage sizes) a thousand-dollar high-end phone is probably the new normal. Ahead of the Note 9's launch ...
Brand new Android phone will deliver Galaxy S10 specs this yearBGR
Samsung 'Galaxy Wearable' app updated w/ Android Pie & Galaxy Watch support, new name9to5Google
Galaxy Note 9's screen receives record-setting rating from DisplayMateAndroid Central

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TECH BREAK: Google's latest Android OS is out - Daily Nation

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Daily Nation

TECH BREAK: Google's latest Android OS is out
Daily Nation
Google's latest Android operating system (OS) is out! And as with all the previous Android versions, this latest one has been named after a dessert, the Android 9.0 Pie. According to Google, this OS' greatest feature is its Artificial Intelligence (AI ...
Android Pie Update Breaks Fast Charging on 2016 Pixel XLExtremeTech
When is your phone getting the Android Pie update?Wired.co.uk
When is your phone getting the Android Pie update? Here's what you need to knowMetro
The Verge -Gizmodo -CNET -XDA Forums - XDA Developers
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Man-in-the-Disk attacks take advantage of Android storage systems - ZDNet

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


ZDNet

Man-in-the-Disk attacks take advantage of Android storage systems
ZDNet
According to researchers from Check Point, there are "shortcomings" in how Google's Android operating system utilizes external storage resources. When third-party applications and developers are careless in how storage is managed, this may lead to what ...
A Clever Android Hack Takes Advantage of Sloppy StorageWIRED
Android exploit targeted apps' shoddy use of external storageEngadget
How External Storage Puts Android Phones at RiskTom's Guide
Android Central -Threatpost -BleepingComputer -Check Point Blog - Check Point Software Technologies
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25 Android smartphones from well-known brands come with severe vulnerabilities pre-installed - BGR

Monday, August 13, 2018


BGR

25 Android smartphones from well-known brands come with severe vulnerabilities pre-installed
BGR
It's one thing to discover you've installed malware on your phone while sideloading an app that you thought it was safe to use, and quite another to find out that your phone shipped with preloaded vulnerabilities that would allow third-parties to spy ...

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Report says Google tracks your location on iPhone and Android even when you forbid it - BGR

Monday, August 13, 2018


BGR

Report says Google tracks your location on iPhone and Android even when you forbid it
BGR
File this under “shouldn't surprise anyone,” but the Associated Press has released the findings of an investigation that studied the way Google services on both Android devices and iPhones handle your location data. The creepy takeaway: Many of Google ...
Google's iOS and Android Apps Track and Store Location Data With Location History DisabledMac Rumors
Google records your location even when you tell it not toThe Guardian

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How to install Fortnite on Android - The Verge

Monday, August 13, 2018


The Verge

How to install Fortnite on Android
The Verge
Epic Games launched its battle royale hit Fortnite on Android devices last week with a big catch: it was exclusive to Samsung-made phones for a few days as a way to help market the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Now, the exclusivity period appears to be ...
Fortnite Android: Latest Epic Games update confirms mobile beta newsExpress.co.uk
How To Get Fortnite On Android (It's Trickier Than You Might Think)GameSpot
How to get Fortnite on your Android phone (even if it isn't a Samsung)Metro
TechCrunch -Forbes -The Independent -Epic Games
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25 Android smartphone models contain severe vulnerabilities off the ... - ZDNet

Monday, August 13, 2018


ZDNet