Tag Archive: Security


Launch a career in IT Security with this 10-course bundle, only $59

The IT security field is one that will only increase in demand as businesses go more digital and move more of their data and operations on to network systems and the cloud. Believe it or not, it doesn’t take years of school to break into this industry, it just takes some hard work. Of course, […]

Android Security Bulletin: Everything you need to know

Fixing the latest bugs and exploits in Android every month.

Google has detailed the latest Android Security Bulletin and released the fixes for Nexus and Pixel devices.

These are exploits and other security concerns that affect Android as a whole. Issues with the operating system, kernel patches, and driver updates may not affect any particular device, but these need to be fixed in the Android base by the folks maintaining the operating system code. That means Google,  [Read More…]

Factory images with June security patch now available for Pixels and Nexuses

Get your Google devices up to the latest release on your own terms.

Google has just released the latest factory images for supported Pixels and Nexuses including the June 2017 security patches with Android 7.1.2. That includes the Pixel XL, Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 get the June patches with Android 7.1.1.

If you’re going to apply a factory image or OTA file from Google to get  [Read More…]

Only 42 Android models have been updated to a security patch from the last 2 months

This needs to get better. A lot better.

In a blog post detailing how much it has paid for Android security vulnerabilities, the Android team at Google has released information on just how many devices are getting monthly security patches. In fighting a serious uphill battle, Google says there are now 100 distinct devices where a “majority” of the models sold have been updated to a monthly patch from the last 90 days. There are just over 40 devices  [Read More…]

Become an IT Security professional for $29

The world of IT Security is ever-changing and fast-paced and with increased worries over black hat hackers, the demand for IT security professionals is increasing as well. Whether it’s important credit card information or private data from a company, hacking is a real problem that is best fended off by people who hack themselves. If you’re interested in getting into this field, you have probably wondered how do you even begin to understand the certifications required to step into this  [Read More…]

Tracking your pet with TrackR creates a false sense of security

Using a TrackR device to keep tabs on your pet works, although it’s not as convenient and easy as you may expect it to be.

It’s spring time, which means we’re all itching to get outside and enjoy the warm sun — and that goes double for your pets. Whether you try to keep close tabs on your pet or keep them fenced in your backyard, there’s always a risk that your furry friend might make a  [Read More…]

Nest preparing new security camera with 4K video, fresh design

Nest isn’t resting, releasing a fresh indoor camera with new features.

Nest, perhaps known best for its popular smart thermostat, is reportedly ready to refresh its Nest Cam camera with new features and a higher resolution. The Google-owned company most recently refreshed its camera lineup with an outdoor-ready version near the end of 2016.

It’s a 4K camera … but you’ll only get 1080p out of it in the end.

The new Nest Cam will have a  [Read More…]

More Android phones are using encryption and lock screen security than ever before

An increasing number of people are making the right decisions.

We like to harp on security here from time to time, but it’s for good reason. Many often have a false sense of just how secure their private data is on their devices — that is, if they’re thinking about it at all. Your average smartphone user just wants to access the apps and people they care about, and not worry about security.

That’s why it was  [Read More…]

Samsung renews deal to use McAfee security software on Galaxy S8, smart TVs and PCs

Yes, people do still care about security apps on their phones.

Samsung and McAfee have announced that they have extended their collaboration to put McAfee’s security software across a wide range of Samsung’s devices, including the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, smart TVs and PCs. The deal brings the McAfee LiveSafe application to Samsung PCs with a 60-day free trial, McAfee Security anti-malware software on Samsung TVs and the McAfee VirusScan app on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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Why you should care about Android malware and the importance of security patches

Android is secure, but your phone probably isn’t. 3.5 million pieces of malware in 2017 means that matters.

When you’re king of the hill you are a target for everyone and everything. Sometimes that’s great — LG’s G6 is an awesome phone that wants to compete with the Galaxy S8 because the GS8 will be the king of the Android hill. Other times it’s not, and security company G Data takes a look at one of those  [Read More…]