Tag Archive: Flaw


Facebook Messenger Kids flaw allowed unauthorized users to join group chats

The FTC may soon fine Facebook once more for the lapse.

What you need to know A ‘design flaw’ in the Messenger Kids app allowed unauthorized users to be part of group chats. Facebook has closed down the group chats and is alerting parents regarding the flaw. The “technical error”, reportedly arose from the way unique permissions were applied in group chats in the Messenger Kids app.

Facebook had launched the Messenger Kids app in 2017 as  [Read More…]

Flaw found in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys, Google is replacing them

Keep using your key for now, but grab the free replacement just in case.

What you need to know This only affects the Bluetooth version of the Titan Key. Google is offering a free replacement for every user. The key will stop working with the iOS 12.3 update. The key will stop working with the June 2019 Security Patch for Android.

Google has issued an advisory for users of the Bluetooth version of its Titan Security Key  [Read More…]

Security flaw lets anyone access a locked Prime Exclusive Moto G5 Plus

Would you like a security flaw with that ad?

If you’re in the market for an affordable unlocked phone, Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones are worth checking out. Devices offered include the likes of the Moto X4, LG G6, and Nokia 6, and you can get them at pretty steep discounts as a result of ads that Amazon places on their lock screens.

Unfortunately, it would appear that these ads have created a security flaw on at least  [Read More…]

Here’s what you need to know about the WhatsApp group chat security flaw

Relax, nobody is going to be hacking your WhatsApp messages, at least not this way.

A lot of talk went down yesterday about a new way to exploit WhatsApp and bypass the end-to-end encryption the company likes to mention that it has whenever it can. I’ve seen tweets and comments that run the gamut from “it’s FUD” to talking about some backdoor that Facebook had installed.

The good news is that it’s neither. In fact, it’s not  [Read More…]

A decent Pixel XL leather case — with a fatal flaw

It looks good. It feels good. It’s got a handy little pocket. But this leather case from Mugen also has a fatal flaw.

A quality leather case for a Pixel phone can be a little hard to come by. I spent a good long while with this one on mine, but it’s starting to show signs of age. (Hey, you get what you pay for, right?) So it’s time for something new.

I snagged this leather deal  [Read More…]

New battery flaw found in Galaxy Note7, might be to blame for fire incidents

Samsung announced yesterday it was putting an end to the production of its troublesome Galaxy Note7 phablet, but questions about what really made the phones catch fire continue to linger. However, the issue is being looked into and today a new report coming in from Bloomberg announced investigators now believe the recent overheating incidents may

New Android flaw puts millions of users at risk

A recent flaw found in Qualcomm chips put users at risk. The vulnerability makes it possible for malicious attackers to steal user text messages and call history. “Recent” is relatively speaking, since the flaw was found by researchers from FireEye and patched by Qualcomm in March. But since the vulnerability was first accidentally introduced five

The Note5 Stylus design flaw is Samsung’s “Antennagate”

I’m a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 owner. I picked it up on launch day after previously owning the Galaxy S6 and still owning the Galaxy S6 Edge. I love the premium materials, design and their new take on TouchWiz (even if I still do have some issues with it). To say the least, I’m a big fan of Samsung’s recent moves.

But the issues with the S-Pen recently coming to light are a huge problem and shows a massive oversight on  [Read More…]

Dropbox patches security flaw in its Android SDK

Dropbox announced today that it has fixed a security vulnerability in its Android SDK that could allow others to siphon data from its service through third-party apps.

Samsung Galaxy security flaw discovered that provides remote access to data

Security has always been an interesting topic on Android and that discussion just got another reason to exist with a development team discovering a security flaw affecting the Samsung Galaxy series that could enable remote access to data on your device.

The development team behind an open-source operating system based on Android called Replicant OS, discovered that this ‘backdoor’ affects not only the version of Android running on Samsung Galaxy devices, but also those custom firmwares based on stock Android  [Read More…]