Tag Archive: Security


Essential Phone gets February security patch one day after Pixel/Nexus

Say what you will about Essential, this is how you do software updates.

The Essential Phone is far from a perfect device, but one thing that it’s excelled at since its release is fast software updates. Aside from a delay with Android 8.0 Oreo’s public release, the team at Essential has kicked out updates for the PH-1 faster than just about anyone else.

Google officially released the February 2018 security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices on  [Read More…]

Essential Phone now receiving February 2018 security patches

Google is committed to releasing security patches for Android on a monthly basis, and some smartphone manufacturers are doing their best to make sure their devices stay as up-to-date as possible.

Essential is one such company, and it has just announced that it is now rolling out the February 2018 security patches for the Essential Phone. Essential confirmed that the software update is version NMK24B and that the new software is rolling out beginning today. It’s an over-the-air update, though, so  [Read More…]

Panda Internet Security: Protect up to five devices from malware, ransomware, and other threats for $39.99

The internet can be a dangerous place. There are threats around nearly every corner, and it seems to be increasingly scarier with malware, ransomware, viruses, and more. A lot of us use multiple devices throughout the day or as part of our lives. Between phones, tablets, and computers, we’re using different operating systems and tech. […]

Get the training required to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam for just $59!

When it comes to data security, CompTIA is the golden standard of certification. If you’re interested in a career in data security, you’ll need to pass the Security+ (SY0-501) exam

The problem here is that the training covers a broad range of topics and the courses required are usually not cheap. Right now, however, Android Central Digital Offers has a deal on the 2018 CompTIA Security Certification Training Bundle, you’ll pay just $ 59. That’s 98 percent off the  [Read More…]

New ZTE Axon 7 update brings security patches, performance improvements

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about the ZTE Axon 7, but that’s changing today, and it’s good news for folks that are rocking that device.

ZTE has announced a new software update for the Axon 7. The update bumps the Axon 7 to build B35 and brings with it the December 2017 Android security patches, fixes for the Blueborne and KRACK vulnerabilities, and some other improvements and fixes.

Here’s what ZTE says is included with this Axon 7 update:

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IP Cameras vs. Nest, Arlo, and other integrated systems: Which security ecosystem should you invest in?

Whether you want something simple or need a complicated whole-house system, there is a security camera that will work for you.

Home surveillance cameras are more popular than ever before. Whether you want cameras as part of a larger home security system, to use as a baby monitor or even to keep an eye on the pets while you’re at work, there are plenty of options available at just about every price point.

But before you buy,  [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…]

Honor View 10 update adds face unlock, January security patch, and more

The update is rolling out now and should reach everyone by January 24.

The Honor View 10 is an incredible phone, and in case you missed Hayato’s full review, you should absolutely check it out. The View 10 packs a serious punch for its price of just £449, and a new software update that’s now rolling out to the phone makes it even better.

One of the biggest things this update brings is a new face unlock  [Read More…]

Nest Secure vs. Ring Alarm: Which DIY security system is best?

Two well-known tech companies have competing — but also different — home alarm systems. Which one’s right for you?

For as smart as our homes have become — with damned near every device you can buy today connected to the internet, and probably with some sort of smart assistant baked in — alarm systems have sort of lagged in the past. Legacy companies continue to dominate, in no small part because there traditionally was very little for homeowners to do other than  [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…]