android

open source

The Last Independent Mobile OS

Alternative mobile operating systems have come and gone over the years, but only Sailfish has survived the iOS and Android duopoly.
Daniel Oberhaus
2 days ago
cybersecurity

Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds

A new banking malware for Android phones allows criminals to take over control of PayPal and steal money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
privacy

Delete All Your Apps

It's not just Facebook: Android and iOS’s App Stores have incentivized an app economy where free apps make money by selling your personal data and location history to advertisers.
Jason Koebler
5 days ago
The Weakest Link

How to Securely Get Rid of Your Devices

How to clean out that drawer of old phones, laptops, and hard drives without having to worry about someone getting their hands on your data.
Lucian Constantin
11.13.18
Trump

The ‘Donald Daters’ Trump Dating App Exposed Its Users’ Data

On Monday, Donald Dating received a wave of media coverage from outlets such as Fox News. It didn’t take long for a security researcher to find the app’s exposed database.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
10.15.18
cybersecurity

There's No Longer Any Excuse For Not Using a Password Manager

Autofill passwords on Android and iOS 12 means that "I'm lazy" is no longer an excuse for not using LastPass or 1Password.
Jason Koebler
9.24.18
SonarSnoop

Researchers Used Sonar Signal From a Smartphone Speaker to Steal Unlock Passwords

Researchers at Lancaster University have used an active acoustic side-channel attack to steal smartphone passwords for the first time.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.4.18
THEY'RE BACK

Powerful Smartphone Malware Used to Target Amnesty International Researcher

Human rights charity Amnesty International has found hackers attempted to infect one of their researcher's phones with malware from Israeli vendor NSO Group.
Joseph Cox
7.31.18
Google

A $5 Billion Fine Will Not End Google’s Stranglehold on Smartphone Software

In order to license Android, phone manufacturers are subject to a rigid set of requirements meant to drive mobile search traffic to Google.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.18.18
When Spies Come Home

Hacker Steals Customers' Text Messages from Android Spyware Company

A hacker has stolen text messages and call metadata from SpyHuman, a firm selling malware to the everyday consumer. It’s the fifth such consumer spyware company to be targeted recently.
Joseph Cox
7.9.18
Google Photos

I Tried to Watch a Video of a Puppy and Accidentally Sent Every Photo I’ve Ever Taken to Google

Google Photos auto-syncs when you connect to Wi-Fi. Accidentally turning it on even once means you might end up uploading all of your photos to Google's servers.
Jason Koebler
5.18.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

You Should Take Five Minutes to Update Your OS and Apps

For day one of our digital security tuneup, take a minute to update all your operating systems.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
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