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Android Tracking

How Android is tracking you even when you think you’ve opted out

October 14th, 2021

Apple’s new privacy features built into iOS 14 made the news quite a few times in the first half of the year, mostly because of the massive resistance from Facebook. Apple’s new privacy features force developers to disclose the data they collect from iPhone users. But the most important feature is the one that forces …

Android Updates

Germany has a great idea to fix the worst thing about Android

September 6th, 2021

An exciting Pixel 6 rumor said earlier this summer that Google might do something unheard of. The Pixel 6 phones will get at least five years of software updates, which is something no Android device can offer. It’s usually Apple that supports older hardware for long periods. The 2015 iPhone 6s running iOS 15 is …

Text message scam

Android users: Do not click on this text message

August 30th, 2021

Text messages are an increasingly popular vector for hackers and assorted digitally focused ne’er-do-wells to use for separating unsuspecting victims from their data or their money. Sometimes both. The Android malware known as FluBot is one example of a threat spreading via a text message scam, managing to reel in victims for a number of …

WhatsApp iPhone Android

WhatsApp supports iPhone-to-Android chat transfers – with a few twists

August 12th, 2021

WhatsApp is the world’s largest messaging app on mobile devices. It’s all thanks to a few great features that make WhatsApp almost a must-have app. WhatsApp comes with end-to-end encryption, just like iMessage and Signal. The encryption protects chats and calls, and backups will also be encrypted soon. The app is, therefore, an easy way …

Android malware

This Android malware steals your data in the most devious way

August 2nd, 2021

Android malware comes in all sorts of variations, with myriad degrees of attack sophistication, that do everything from steal specific pieces of information from you to just outright co-opting your computer or mobile device. A new Android Trojan, however, which Amsterdam-based researchers have given the appropriately predatory name of “Vultur,” takes a much more scorched-earth …