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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android security hints and tips

The Samsung Galaxy SIII (3) has been advertised quite heavily by Samsung here in the UK and in particular during the Olympics. Samsung have obviously paid David Beckham a lot of money to promote the new mobile device – that…

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Google improves Google (mobile) Wallet security

Google has been busy making some wholesale changes to the way Google Mobile Wallet (NFC payments) works. Note: there are two Google Wallets – the mobile* which allows you to use your mobile device while out shopping and an online version which is inbuilt in the…

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Google Play Store app rules updated to deter abuse

Google has issued letters to Google Play Store app developers which contained a stern warning outlawing abuses such as impersonation, spamming and deceptive advertising. Google highlighted that it would not tolerate “unhealthy behaviour, like deceptive app names and spammy notifications.” Most…

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Facebook Timeline will be compulsory from August 8

Facebook users will now be forced into using Timeline from August 8th. From the point when a user clicks ‘get Timeline’, they will still have seven days to play around with their new profile. This clock will depend on the…

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How to stop Facebook from browser tracking you

Many websites and this includes Facebook (Like) and Google Plus (+1) use buttons for recommending web pages on social networks. These social networks also monitor your browsing behaviour, even if you don’t have an account and this is also happens…

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Android VDloader app-push malware in circulation

The folks over at NQ Mobile’s Security Research Center have just discovered a new Android malware, which can not only push other apps, but the upgraded version of itself to users. NQ Mobile named this malware *VDloader. After analyzing a…

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Public Key Cryptostructure – Hakin9 E-book 1/2012

Dear Readers. In our attempt to become more accessible to you and meet the challenges and expectations of the ever-changing tech world, this E-book is available in both .pdf and .epub formats, contained within a single .rar file. Data Encryption…

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Google Play requires flexible app permission control

Julian has been researching Android mobile application permissions on the Google Play Store, and has noticed that quite a few apps are now looking to review what permissions their apps have access too. One particular Android app was Flixster on…

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The malicious apps threat on Android Jelly Bean 4.1

While at Google I/O last month Julian reported that Android Jelly Bean (version 4.1 and 4.1.1) SD permission security had been strengthened as well as introducing app encryption as part of Google’s app anti-piracy measures. These were much needed improvements not only for…

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Experian claim online identity theft is up by 300%

UK credit-checking company Experian has released a report which claims that online identity theft is up 300% on 2010. Be aware this is identity theft, which isn’t the same as identity fraud. Identity theft is where a fraudster collects the…

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Google Chrome browser extensions security enhanced

Google continues to improve the security of its Chrome browser, which is now serving over 310 million active users. Google has now added a browser security setting which they claim will prevent non-Chrome Web Store extensions from installing in the…