Haven app can turn your old phone into a surveillance system

As you may know, Edward Snowden is the guy that has leaked in the press a bunch of NSA documents and created a caused a big scandal with this. Recently, Edward has developed Haven, an open-source, free Android application that transforms your old mobile phones into surveillance systems. It uses the device's camera, audio recording ability and the accelerometer to detect movement and notify the user. Despite the strong encryption methods, every device is vulnerable to physical, in-person ta...

Android overtakes Windows becoming the most popular operating system worldwide

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According to the Global Stats for the OS Market Share Worldwide on StatCounter, Android overtakes Windows and becomes for the first time the most popular operating system worldwide in terms of internet usage. Android software has taken the lead of the operating system market due to the the large mobile software that is used into browsing the internet, with a 37.93% in March. This means that there is only a small 0.02% gap between Android and Windows. Aodhan Cullen, CEO at StartCounter commente...

The Russians have created an Android ransomware that does not do anything in the first four hours

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Some researchers from Zscaler ThreatLabZ have discovered a new type of ransomware for Android inside OK (Odnoklassniki), a Russian entertainment social network application. The clean application has between 50 and 100 million downloads from the Google Play Store, but the infected one is available via third party application stores. The virus stays quiet for four hours, permitting the user to perform his regular activity on the phone, unlike other ransomware variants that encrypt the data r...

Google Allo is coming to the desktop

As you may know, Google has been working a lot at Allo, their smart messaging app, tied to the user's phone numbers. At first, Google made it clear that it was a "mobile first" service, but it looks like they are working towards making it accessible on the desktop, from the browser. The desktop version of Allo is in its early development stages, but Nick Fox, Google’s VP of Communications Products, shared an image of the browser-based Allo on Twitter. We can see from the screenshot tha...