Tag Archive: Security


Google awards $10,000 prize to student who reported big security vulnerability

A bored student from Uruguay recently hit jackpot as he tried to find ways to pass the time. As Ezequiel Pereira himself explains in a blog post, he started to look for a bug in Google. At first he tried changing the Host header in requests to the App Engine server in order to gain […]

Two years of ESET Mobile Security for Android, just $11.99

Need to secure your smartphone against the various mobile threats that seem to pop up from time to time? If you own a Nexus device you’re likely keeping up with the monthly updates. For the majority of folks who purchase a handset via a carrier, it’s not always a given that you’ll receive timely software […]

Pixels and Nexuses now receiving August security patch from Google

In some ways, it’s the most important update you’ll get.

Google has just released its August 5, 2017 security patch, releasing it for its own Pixel and Nexus devices but of course also providing it to other manufacturers to release to their devices as well. As for Google’s own hardware, the August 5 update will arrive for the Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C.

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Buy the Kodak 180° Panoramic HD WiFi Security Camera for only $59.99 (Deal of the Day)

Security cameras for the home aren’t exactly new concept, but Wi-Fi connected models are slowly becoming popular. Moreover, they are also getting less expensive, too. Indeed, it does not cost all that much to outfit your home office with a number of cameras so that you can keep an eye on them remotely. Our Deal […]

Amazon Echo can be turned into a spying device, security researchers reveal

Security researchers have recently shown that the popular Amazon Echo speaker can be hacked to eavesdrop on conversations without permission. Security firm MWR InfoSecurity claims it was able to exploit a vulnerability which turns the Alexa-fueled device into a “wiretap” without altering its standard functionalities. But before you get all alarmed, let us tell you […]

Amazon stops selling (some) BLU phones citing potential security issues

Back in November 2016, news broke cover that some of BLU’s affordable smartphones were apparently sending sensitive user information to China. Following the discovery, BLU was forced to remove some of its spyware-infected products off Amazon’s virtual shelves. But a month later, the products were once again available, this time no prying software onboard. However, […]

BLU phones no longer on sale from Amazon following renewed security worries

Another security scare has big consequences.

U.S.-based phone company BLU is back in hot water as Amazon has suspended sales of its phones citing concerns over the security of the software loaded on the phones. Amazon says the move is in response to a “potential security issue,” though it’s not immediately clear if it stems from the same security worry uncovered in apps pre-loaded on BLU phones late last year.

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Verizon Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus get July 2017 Security Patch

Verizon have started pushing out the July Android security update to all Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus models. Verizon’s variants of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are currently receiving the update version G928VVRU3CQF3, with the Galaxy Note 5 being upgraded to the build N920VVRU3CQF3. While the updates deliver important Android security patches, […]

It’s been 9 years and Android still has a bad reputation when it comes to security

No matter who is to blame, Google’s name is on it so they own it.

“That Broadcom bug makes me not want to use anything other than an iPhone or Pixel.”

That’s what I heard from an admittedly security conscious friend while talking about him getting a new phone. The bug being referenced here, in case you’re unaware, affected over 1 billion phones that use a Broadcom Wi-Fi chip and would have been an easy way for  [Read More…]

Add peace of mind to your security system with the $120 Arlo Q wired HD camera

The Thrifter team is back again, this time with a great discount on a camera to make your home more secure!

The Arlo Q wired 1080p HD security camera is down to $ 120 at Amazon. We’ve featured a lot of Arlo deals in the past, but rarely has there been a sale on this wired security camera. Mostly because over the last six months it has jumped in price, not dropped. Barring those few jumps up to $  [Read More…]