What are some of the key things you should do with your shiny new device as soon as you unbox it? It’s that time of year again, and chances are that new tech will be one of the gifts tucked under your Christmas tree. Whether it’s a smartphone, laptop or, say, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) gadget, … More How to secure your digital Christmas presents
Why you should ensure that all those apps on your smartphone only run with the permissions they reasonably need to do their job. Friends mention exciting new apps or we see a promotion that requires an app to be downloaded, and the rush is on to download the app and start interacting with it. But … More Do apps need all the permissions?
We all know parenting is one of the hardest jobs many of us will ever do, and some would say it’s getting even more difficult when considering the growing dangers children face online. As technology continues to expand with new digital platforms, so too does the potential for risk to occur. It’s important for parents … More Keeping kids and parents safe online
An extra layer of security never hurt anybody, and now you can turn your phone into a physical security key. Google has announced that any smartphone running Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later can now be used as a hardware security key for two-factor authentication (2FA). Available in beta at the moment, the new feature is intended … More Your Android phone can now double as a security key
An interview with ESET malware researcher Lukáš Štefanko about Android banking malware, the topic of his latest white paper. Banking malware continued to plague the Android platform throughout 2018, with cybercrooks relentlessly targeting users with banking Trojans and fake banking apps, but also experimenting with new money-stealing techniques. To help users navigate the tricky and expanding landscape of Android … More Navigating the murky waters of Android banking malware
No 3D-printed heads or realistic masks were needed to trick even a handful of high-end handset models into unlocking their screens. A Dutch non-profit has tested facial recognition on 110 smartphones to see just how well their implementations of this method of biometric authentication secure the devices – and found that the picture isn’t pretty. … More Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo
As we increasingly make use of our smartphones to satisfy our shopping needs, let’s shine a light on how these hubs of our digital lives can be used to shop securely, on and around a day dedicated to online deals. Let’s get a bit statistical first. On Cyber Monday in 2017, smartphones and tablets accounted … More Smartphone shopping: Avoid the blues on Cyber Monday