Tag Archives: Security

ACLU Demands Security Updates From US Carriers

The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, has filed a complaint against the big four US carriers for their lack of Android updates or disclosure on the matter. Yes, even the ACLU thinks that updates in the US are a problem. But it isn’t just people enjoying the latest version of Android: security is the problem. When you buy a device, you get… Read more

Turn Off Facebook Home To Improve Security On The HTC First

This week, Facebook introduced us to the new Android-only Facebook Home.  We also learned that the HTC First is one of the devices that ships with Facebook Home as the default launcher  That’s great news if you use Facebook frequently, but what about users that don’t access Facebook regularly?  Well, we now know that the Facebook launcher can be… Read more

AT&T Pushes Bug Fixing Update To Galaxy S II

Yesterday, the Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch got an update to Jelly Bean, complete with the new Nature UX. A day later, the closest brother the Epic 4G Touch ever had, the AT&T Galaxy S II, is also getting an update. This is a big reason to get excited, right? Yes and no. Unfortunately, the update doesn’t change the Android version; it’s still stuck… Read more

Samsung Acknowledges Lock Screen Security Bug, Fixing It

A few days ago, a vulnerability was discovered on the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Even with security set up on the lockscreen, someone has the ability to bypass it and unlock the phone. Sounds worrying, doesn’t it? You shouldn’t worry much, as it’s a very difficult and somewhat crazy procedure. You can view the original video… Read more

LG Intuition Getting Update Soon, Stays On ICS

If you’re the (proud?) owner of an LG Intuition on Verizon, there is some fairly good news for you. Verizon is going to be pushing an update to your device soon. While it isn’t Jelly Bean (we have no idea if/when that’s coming), it offers a few improvements and bug fixes. There are fixes for multiple text messages being received, a new email split view,… Read more

HTC EVO 4G Updated With Security Fixes 32 Months After Release

The HTC EVO 4G is getting a brand new software update today, and if that doesn’t shock you, you’re a cold, cold person. 32 months after the release of the device, almost three years, it’s getting an update. That’s amazing support from Sprint and HTC. Most people aren’t even on contract with this phone anymore, and they still decided to keep it as secure… Read more

HTC DROID DNA S-OFF Achieved, Only Through JTAG

HTC forcing security on all their phones, even when rooted, is an inconvenience at best and heresy in many people’s eyes. S-ON basically means you cannot write to the NAND with traditional means, so flashing ROMs gets significantly more complicated. If the bootloader is unlockable, why should they force S-ON on us? If we bought the device, shouldn’t we… Read more