Tag Archive: Security


How to turn an old Android phone into a security camera

A little tinkering goes a long way.

Buying a new Android phone is an exciting thing. Especially if you’re coming from a phone that’s two (or more) years old, there are tons of new features to check out, increased performance to relish, and likely a new version of Android to familiarize yourself with.

That’s all fine and dandy, but what are you supposed to do with your now-former handset? You could sell it or trade it in  [Read More…]

Zoom apologizes over security and privacy issues and freezes new features

“However, we recognize that we have fallen short of the community’s – and our own – privacy and security expectations. For that, I am deeply sorry…”

What you need to know Zoom has apologized to users after a swathe of privacy and security concerns were uncovered in its service. It is going to freeze new features for 90 days whilst it focuses on fixing these issues. Zoom says that its user figures have rocketed to more than  [Read More…]

Why a VPN is a great idea for phone security, anonymity, safety and more

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a great way to keep your online identity anonymous and your data secure. This is especially important when using your smartphone where so much of your personal information is stored.

One way that your information or identity can be accessed is via an insecure open Wi-Fi connection. Since a phone is something you always have on you as you move about, it’s a device that will likely connect to a lot of open  [Read More…]

Google’s second Pixel feature drop arrives with March’s security update

The March feature drop is the second of Google’s promised Pixel quarterly feature drops.

What you need to know Google has released the March feature drop for Pixel 2, 3, and 4 family users. With this update, the firm has added new features like Motion Sense improvements for the Pixel 4, fast access to cards and passes, and new AR features for Duo. UK and Australian users can also expect to find access to Car Crash Detection  [Read More…]

Which high-end Arlo security camera should you get — Pro 3 or Ultra?

Top-of-the-line Arlo Ultra

$ 580 at Amazon

Pros Better image sensors and resolution Dual-microphone array Wider field of view Double-motion detectors Year-long Arlo Smart subscription included Cons Most expensive Arlo security camera Can only use with included Arlo hub

The Arlo Ultra system packs in all the features you’d expect from the company’s best security camera. 4K UHD video, dual-microphone noise cancellation, a wider field of view, and a broader temperature range make for a mighty  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S20 has a Samsung-built security chip that makes it incredibly s

It’s Samsung’s answer to Apple’s T2 and Google’s Titan M security chips.

What you need to know Samsung this week announced a new security chip for phones, called S3K250AF. The security solution is already installed in the Galaxy S20 series. Third-party phone makers can also buy the chip to use in their own phones.

Samsung is finally joining Apple and Google in having a dedicated security chip built into its phones. However, unlike Apple’s (T2 Security Chip)  [Read More…]

February 2020 security patch rolling out with a ton of Pixel 4 bug fixes

There are patches for overexposed video capture, NFC wonkiness, and more.

What you need to know As of February 3, 2020, the latest Android security patch is rolling out to Pixel phones. There are quite a few fixes/updates specifically for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL. These include a fix for devices getting stuck during boot, broken NFC functionality, and more.

January is officially in the books and February is upon us as the second month of  [Read More…]

Protect your home from intruders with this $40 indoor security camera

Your home should be your safest haven from outside threats, but no home is 100% safe from home intrusion. Securing yourself, your loved ones, and your valuables is a top priority for any homeowner, which is why you should invest in indoor security cameras. Luckily, this high-quality indoor security camera by Hombli is just $ 39.95 today.

The Hombli Smart Indoor Camera connects to your Wi-Fi network to stand vigilant against intruders. It uses a powerful camera and night  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5/5T receive new OxygenOS update with December security patch

OnePlus is rolling out the update in stages.

What you need to know OxygenOS 9.0.10 update is now rolling out to the OnePlus 5 and 5T. It comes with the December Android security patch. Apart from the bump in security patch level to December 2019, the update doesn’t include any major changes.

OnePlus is undoubtedly among the best Android OEMs currently when it comes to software updates. It was among the first smartphone makers to release the  [Read More…]