Posts Tagged ‘Android’
Your (Fill in name of device here) is Not immune from attack. Even the iPhone. There are many vectors for attacking an iPhone. One that uses WiFi (scary) was recently patched. Update your iOS Device now. The iPhone is still my phone of choice and is much less susceptible to attack than say Android. But it like any other platform is still subject to attack. So the saying “semper vigilans” is a good rule where technology is concerned. Don’t trust unknown sources, networks, people, devices, cables, etc. This means Don’t let people play with your phone, don’t give out your pin, don’t connect to that Free hotspot, don’t plug into some unknown charging cable/port and ALWAYS stay up to date on your patches. If you don’t patch the holes that the experts work so hard to plug just become a bullseye for those looking for a weakness. Each flaw gets published and when it’s not repaired it’s almost a road map of how to compromise your device. Here are a few articles to get you started. the Register: No one still things iOS is invulnerable to malware, right? CBSNews about the WiFi Exploit: If you use Wi-Fi on your iPhone or iPad, get this security update
This the “Biggest smart-phone flaw ever”… Was known by Google since at least April (with fix) but it’s still not out on a large number of it’s popular Android phones. It may effect nearly a Billion phones. Is yours one of them?
New research suggests that nearly one billion Android phones are capable of being hacked…and all it takes is a text.Source: “Biggest smart-phone flaw ever discovered” impacts all Android phones made in the last five years | WTHITV.com
Android Phone users lookout for MMS videos. They could contain malware. Read more below on Engadget. Source: Android flaw lets attackers into your phone through MMS videos
This has some inaccuracies I think. You can use Siri hands free whenever plugged in. Just say “Hey Siri”. It’s one of my favorite features. It also has the slide to delete notifications. Dictation now does show the words as you speak as well. I would definitely like more options or widgets. What do you think? iPhone vs. Android: Which is better? – CNNMoney.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or just the next natural disaster, Lifehacker has tips on some cool apps for your smartphone that might help you survive to repopulate the earth. LOL Or just give you something to play with when you’re bored.
Cool StickNFind Bluetooth device. About $25, Battery lasts for about a year. I can think of dozens of uses. Check out the Engadget article&video below. StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone hands-on video.