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iOS vs Android

Guess who wins the brand loyalty fight between iPhone and Android

April 7th, 2021

Here are a couple of new data points that will add more fuel to the ongoing iOS vs Android debate. First, US teenagers really, really love their iPhones, according to a new Piper Sandler survey of more than 7,000 teens. Apple’s flagship consumer product carries immense brand loyalty among this demographic, 88% of whom own …

Apple vs Android

Here’s more fodder for the Apple vs. Android debate

April 5th, 2021

Ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook participating in an interview with The New York Times’ Kara Swisher released on Monday — an interview which generated tons of news headlines, thanks to Cook discussing everything from Facebook to Parler, Elon Musk, privacy, iOS 14.5, and much more — new data was released that will provide more …

iPhone passcode

Hackers love it when you use any of these easy-to-guess phone passcodes

April 3rd, 2021

There is a truism among security experts, IT professionals, and the like which holds that systems are generally only as secure as their weakest link or their dumbest user. Many of the worst and highest-profile hacks, intellectual property thefts, systems intrusions, and data breaches that you read about are often made possible by making people …

Google Stack

Google’s new document scanner app for Android is worth checking out

March 31st, 2021

We’ve been “scanning” documents ever since they put cameras on smartphones. Taking a quick photo of a bill, receipt, contract, or any other paperwork has always been an option, but then real scanner apps starting appearing on iPhone and Android — apps that attempt to replicate what physical scanners can do. The resulting documents appear …

Android malware

This new Android malware is so devious

March 29th, 2021

Security researchers have found a new example of Android malware that is almost as devious as it gets, in terms of the way that it tries to fool unsuspecting users. Zimperium zLabs researchers found what they describe as a “sophisticated new malicious app” targeting Android users that disguises itself as a System Update, even though …

Google Project Zero

A massive hack that Google thwarted was actually a counterterrorism operation

March 28th, 2021

Security researchers regularly reveal software vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit, or even have exploited in the past. In some cases, they’re software issues that have not been used to hack or spy on users. In others, researchers identify malware and hacks that are actively used in the wild. By the time they release information about …