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Understanding Android Permissions: An Android Security Guide

Android phones have privileges and permissions that control which areas of your phone a given app can access. There are permissions that you — the user can turn off, and there are also mandatory permissions that you are not allowed to disable (this is a failure to respect users’ preferences, but that’s a topic for…

A smartphone (Samsung Galaxy A20s)

Got A New Android Phone? Turn On These Crucial Security Settings

If you purchased a new phone with Android 9 (also called Android Pie), you should turn on the following security settings to protect your online privacy and to help reduce the risk of hacking or identity theft. Turn On Auto Factory Reset And Lock Network Settings If you use your phone as much as most…

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Take Over Your Camera

A security vulnerability in some Android phones allows attackers to access your camera app and invade your privacy (it can even get location data from the photos it takes). The vulnerability uses a loophole in the storage permission to access your camera app (even if you disabled the camera permission). The storage permission is the…

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S10 Can Be Unlocked With Invalid Fingerprints

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 phone has a faulty fingerprint sensor that approves unregistered fingerprints (meaning a thief can unlock your phone, even if they don’t have your prints). A software update will be released to fix the problem soon. The problem is exacerbated or caused by screen protectors, and users have reported that 3D…

Blackmagic 6K pocket cinema camera

Blackmagic Announces 6K Pocket Cinema Camera

The Australian camera manufacturer Blackmagic Design has revealed their new 6K pocket cinema camera. It obviously isn’t as tiny as their older 1080p pocket cinema camera, which was more pocket-friendly. However, I wasn’t counting on any form of cinema camera to fit in my pocket in the first place. The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera…