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Beware: OnePlus phones giving backdoor access to apps; patch coming soon

The flaw is mainly there because of EngineerMode APK, which comes pre-installed in the OnePlus devices. It is capable of granting root access to apps without unlocking the phone bootloader.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 15th, 2017

Thanks To A Backdoor, Hackers May Get Root Access To OnePlus Phones

Thanks To A Backdoor, Hackers May Get Root Access To OnePlus Phones.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkNov 14th, 2017

Can"t Wait Until Payday? Apps Give Instant Access to Wages

Uber and McDonald’s are among a growing group of employers giving workers near-instant access to their wages through apps. Daily payments can help some workers smooth out the financial volatility of fluctuating schedules, but could impair saving......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjNov 24th, 2017

Hack Brief: OnePlus Phones Have an Unfortunate Backdoor Built In

Every OnePlus model except for the original shipped with "Engineer Mode," essentially a backdoor for anyone who get their hands on your device......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 14th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Apple removes China censorship-dodging apps from store, software makers say

The disappearance of apps giving access to VPNs, which tunneled through China’s sophisticated system of internet filters, is a “drastic measure,” one maker of the software says......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 29th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Apple has pulled censorship-dodging apps from app store, software makers say

The disappearance of apps giving access to VPNs, which tunneled through China’s sophisticated system of internet filters, is a “drastic measure,” one maker of the software says......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 29th, 2017

Pittsburgh-area data destruction company can now handle cell phones

The company now has access to software that can fully evaluate the value of a used cell phone, giving clients a better picture of the value of their retired devices......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 28th, 2017

Opera’s desktop browser now features quick access to messaging apps

Opera has been working on a complete redesign of its desktop browser for a few months. Codenamed “Reborn”, the browser is now available as a stable release. All Opera users are going to receive the update automatically in the coming days......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 10th, 2017

U.K. government wants access to WhatsApp messages

The U.K. government is pushing for backdoor access to encrypted messaging apps after it emerged the killer in last week's attack in London used WhatsApp just minutes before striking......»»

Category: topSource: moneyMar 27th, 2017

‘Both vision and data’: Why mobile phones are giving millions access to financial services

While billions across the world have limited access to financial services, that number is quickly falling. The World Bank reported that between 2011 and 2014, 700 million people became account holders at banks and mobile money service providers. At .....»»

Category: blogSource: TradestreamingMar 21st, 2017

Beware! Don"t be duped by fake e-wallet apps

Consumers should install security solutions on their phones.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 5th, 2017

Here"s what a Trump presidency means for mobile apps and platforms (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, VZ, S, TMUS, T)

BIITrump’s surprise victory has left many wondering what the future holds for tech policy. Here's our initial take on three major issues: Tech companies could be forced to change encryption policies to provide backdoor access to the government.&nbs.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 9th, 2016

iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, Nokia C1, OnePlus 4, Google Pixel: Top 5 Upcoming Phones

The smartphone marketplace has been a little quiet recently, but the niche is now gearing up for some major product releases in the coming months. Here ValueWalk runs down the top five upcoming phones which consumers will be keen to […] The post iPh.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkSep 3rd, 2016

Why AT&T’s 5G Network Won’t Be Speeding Up Your Phone Anytime Soon

Hint: no 5G phones are for sale yet. Announcements about the coming next wave of even faster wireless networks, dubbed “5G” for fifth generation, are pouring in as we approach the start of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show next w.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneFeb 21st, 2018

iPhone users beware: This new bug could crash your phone

A new bug in iOS 11.2.5 renders most messaging apps unusable if you are texted a single character. Buzz60's Tony Sp.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 16th, 2018

Microsoft’s latest app moves photos from phones to PCs over WiFi

Microsoft Garage makes all kinds of mobile apps for iOS and Android. Some, like the Hub keyboard for iPhone, are experiments; others, like the News Pro app, are a bit more long-term. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 16th, 2018

The 9 best augmented reality smartphone apps and games

Apple is making a big augmented reality push with iOS 11 and its new phones – especially the iPhone X – but you don't need a new handset to give AR a try. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 15th, 2018

Why Silicon Valley singles are giving up on the algorithms of love

Dating apps promised to save the singles of this tech mecca with the highest ratio of single men to women in the country......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 14th, 2018

Brace your phones: 157 new emoji are coming this year

So. Many. New. Emoji......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 8th, 2018

Is a Funding Pinch Coming in the US Shale Patch?

Industry analysts at Rystad Energy foresee a funding gap of $8.3 billion in capital spending for top shale producers this year if crude prices average $60 a barrel......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstFeb 5th, 2018

It"s still shockingly cheap to protect against big stock market losses — here"s how to do it

AP Images The S&P 500 is coming off a sharp selloff that saw the index lose more than 50 basis points on two consecutive days for the first time since 2016. Even after the weak patch, downside hedges are still attractively priced, and investors should c.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 4th, 2018