Most users know how frustrating remembering multiple passwords can be. An increasing number of services these days require users to sign up with their phone numbers and email addresses. Two-factor authentication is a another security feature which is gaining popularity these days. In two-factor authentication, users first need to login with their credentials and then enter the OTP received on their device to securely access their accounts. The latest data released by Google depicts how effective can some of the aforementioned security techniques be.
The year long study on security attacks was presented by the company at a gathering of experts and policy-makers, called the [...]
Huawei is currently the world’s largest networking equipment manufacturer and the world’s second largest smartphone maker which is an honourable feat. However, it has had a few rough years accrediting to accusations associated with security. The company is blamed for installing back doors on its networking equipment which can allegedly expose sensitive user data to the Chinese government. Notably, the US government had suggested its allies to boycott using equipment manufactured by the company. Even though allegations against the company were not proved, they have definitely scarred Huawei’s reputation. In the latest development to the case, Bloomberg has published [...]
As previously reported, some Nokia 7 Plus devices in Norway were found inadvertently transferring information to Chinese servers. Needless to say, concerns rose around the incident, with a lot of people unknowingly accusing the Chinese hackers of attempting to steal private data from the users. On March 23, 2019, HMD Global put forth an official statement regarding the same, which cleared some doubts surrounding the issue.Cause Of The “Alleged Data Breach”
As per the Foxconn subsidiary, FIH mobile (the Finnish company which manufactures Nokia devices in China), the device suspected of sending data i.e. the Nokia 7 Plus did not transfer any user data to the [...]
As per reports, it was detected that multiple units of Nokia 7 Plus were inadvertently sending sensitive information to a server located in China. A lot of concerns were raised regarding the same. As per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data cannot be used beyond the limits of what users think is the appropriate limit, or else companies can face serious consequences.About The Data Packet
Reports state that sensitive data was being sent to a Chinese domain whenever the device was being switched on or being unlocked. The transferred data included the SIM card number, geographical location and the device’s serial number. Interestingly, the domain name of the [...]
Facebook’s indiscretions regarding their users’ security policies have been quite frequent over the last few months, a fresh serious loophole has been detected in the social media platform. As per the sources, the American organization admitted to a bug that apparently exposed all user passwords to the employees of the company. And on top of that, all the passwords were stored in plaintext, not in an encoded manner. Reportedly, the passwords date back to 2012.About The Encryption
Organizations usually encode user passwords with a process called hashing, which includes the transformation of a string of characters into a usually shorter fixed-length value or key [...]
In an era where security is the defining factor of our lives, people are becoming increasingly aware of their privacy across digital devices as well. Hacking incidents have increased, which is indirectly putting pressure on smartphone companies to incorporate the highest level of security detail in their devices. A major chunk of all smartphones being launched these days have a common biometric security feature: the fingerprint scanner. But the real question is, how accurate and effective are those fingerprint scanners in reality? Are they secure enough to just prevent snooping, or are they built for something more resilient?Types Of Scanners, And How Do They Work?
Data security is a big concern not only for governments and big corporations but the average smart device users as well. There have been several incidents of a data breach that have affected people from around the globe. Both iOS and Android operating systems are quite good at securing user data but certain apps can steal sensitive information stored on the user’s smart device. Even though Android operating system uses a sandbox environment that restricts applications from accessing unauthorised data. Some applications, however, can get a hold of user data and send it to offshore locations for malign purposes.Island
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The Electronics and IT Ministry, last week had sent notices to 21 smartphone companies, with a majority of them Headquartered in China, asking them to outline the procedures and processes adopted by them to ensure security and privacy of users data. Soon after, nine more companies, including Motorola, Honor, Asus, OnePlus, InFocus, were added to that list.
The latest update states that a total of twelve companies including HTC, Xiaomi,Vivo, Huawei and Lenovo, have responded to the notice, while others like Samsung, Oppo, Sony, etc. have acknowledged and requested an extension. The ministry official said that agreeing to the requests, the government is likely to extend the [...]
Android N is the next big update to Android, and while Google already showed off Android N earlier this year. The official announcement focuses on important Security issues and productivity while ensuring better performance.
With the new Vulcan framework, Google will give developers direct access to the GPU and reduce CPU overload.
We have already seen the preview of Android N, and a lot of the features, including multi-window. And new notification customizations.
Those with eligible devices can enroll for the beta updates. Also, if you haven’t already you can submit your name options for the next [...]
This are heating up in Apple’s fight with the FBI. On the eve of a Congressional hearing about the Department of Justice’s fight with Apple over unlocking San Bernardino terror suspect’s iPhone, a court in Brooklyn in a separate case has rejected an FBI request to order Apple to unlock the phone of a drug dealer.
The Department of Justice of the United States had first sought access to the phone in the Brooklyn case in October, months before a court in California ordered Apple to help authorities gain access to the phone of a terror suspect.
In stark contradiction to the San Bernardino terror case, Judge James Orenstein has ruled that “he did [...]
As the plot thickens in this complex saga of privacy vs security, Apple has seen a lot of big names put their weight behind its argument but today in a change of trends, one of the biggest names that the tech industry has ever seen has come out surprisingly in open support of the FBI.
Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has backed the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its legal battle against Apple over encryption in an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s San Bernardino attacks.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Gates dismissed the notion that Aple’s CEO Tim Cook is propagating that granting the FBI access [...]
The FBI got hold of the iPhone of dead San Bernardino terrorism suspect, Syed Rizwan Farook back in December, but sophisticated encryption technology present on the Apple made phone has prevented the authorities from accessing its contents.
Hardly two weeks back, the Federal Bureau of Investigation accepting defeat called Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, asking the company to help them get into his iPhone. Apple politely refused.
Things quickly escalated on 16th February, when a federal judge in California on the request of the FBI ordered Apple to provide the investigative agency with the tools required to unlock Farooq’s phone which [...]