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Samsung To Offer 5 Years Of Security Updates For Some Phones

Samsung, one of the largest phone manufacturers will start offering 5 years of security updates for some of its Android phones. The supported models are the Galaxy Enterprise phones. This could (and should) be the norm for Android phones, but sadly it isn’t. The industry (like many others) has been driving customers to buy new…

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Android Apps May Be Forced To Use The Official Share Menu

Android apps have been launching custom share menus. However, recently they haven’t been able to (but they can launch ShareSheet, the official share menu) and this was reported as a bug by Sharedr. Google says it isn’t a bug and that apps aren’t supposed to alter share menus because it’s technically infeasible and causes an…

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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…

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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…

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5 Things To Do If You Get An Android Phone

Android phones fit a wide variety of users. Their line ranges from budget smartphones to high-end flagship phones. They also love to customize their phones according to their lifestyle, personality, and needs. Take the time to learn about your Android phone and make appropriate changes that will make your phone better. Make Your Lock Screen…

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Easy Ways To Enhance Your Privacy On Android

Your mobile phone is a gold mine of information for app developers, marketers, and unfortunately hackers, but not everyone wants to be tracked. Android does provide permissions to control access to your camera, microphone, photos, contacts, precise (GPS) location among other things. However it is difficult to give up the features offered by apps. Some…