Protect Your Android Phone from App Attacks
For your protection, never buy apps from any discount sellers and always use a malware or security scanner to weed out problems with software before an infection can occur, according to a new report from G Data Security Labs. For recommended malware scanning software, check out this list from Android Authority.
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9 Ways to Secure Your Smartphone
(9 days ago) Download phone apps from trusted sources only, like the Apple Store and Google Play. Do not put any unsolicited software on your phone. If you come across an advertisement for an app that sounds good to you, do not click the ad to install the app. Instead, go to the Apple Store or Google Play and search for the app there.
Android and iPhone Data Recovery: What's Happening to 23%
(3 days ago) App Issues: Apps that constantly restart or freeze may be an indicator of either logical or physical damage. Check Indicators: iPhones and Androids both have liquid indicators which will reveal if your smartphone has water damage.
Spring Cleaning for Your Smartphone
(2 days ago) Update Your OS and Apps. Verify that your smartphone operating system and apps are up to date. New security measures and improved operating features are included in most updates, which are designed to boost functionality and safety. Before making any changes, make sure your data is backed up. Clear Out the Old
App Developer Magazine: BYOD nightmare—Pokemon Go
(5 days ago) Even common programs like free flashlight apps have been known to hide malware that detects when a banking app snaps a picture of a check, then sends that check image someplace the user did not intend it to go. Earlier this year, a security firm found that between 75 and 80 percent of the top free apps on Android or iPhones were breached.
SC Magazine: Pokémon Go scammers turn to social media and
(8 days ago) “This number increases to 97 percent among the top paid apps, like Pokémon Go.” Cobb said users should always make sure they are downloading the correct app and should always pay attention to the permissions that applications request when downloading to ensure the application isn’t requesting more than it actually needs.
How to Restore an Apple Music Library
(4 days ago) Depending on what bugs are being squished or what features are being changed in the latest update, the apps may not function as designed and users experience a disruption of service. Sometimes, these errors can cause the app to malfunction altogether and make users fear they’re going to have to learn how to recover an Apple Music library .
Warning: Internet of Things Holds Hidden Dangers
(4 days ago) Can it download apps? What do the apps have access to (photos, contacts, etc.)? Can you communicate with other people through the device? Does the device post to the web? Does the device have a dashboard? If so, is the dashboard part of the installed software or is it online? What kind of information can be shared with other people online?
Danger Lurking Inside Smart Houses
(1 days ago) Can it download apps? What do the apps have access to (photos, contacts, etc.)? Can you communicate with other people through the device? Does the device post to the web? Does the device have a dashboard? If so, is the dashboard part of the installed software or is it online? What kind of information can be shared with other people online?
Vice Motherboard: US State Police Have Spent Millions on
(Just Now) This likely includes messages, photos, or the information in databases generated by apps. Physical extraction, meanwhile, allows the retrieval of hidden or deleted material. Getting around many phone’s passcodes is easy pickings for the UFED too. “That is sort of built into their product: We do have the ability to get past many passcodes
Is Pokémon Go a New Target for Hackers
(5 days ago) Do not download apps from any third-party app stores. It’s good practice to know the maker of the app you want to download. Pokémon Go is made by Niantic Inc., so be sure that any downloads of this app or related apps are made by this company. If it’s not made by Niantic Inc., we don’t recommend that you download it.
Don’t Get Caught by Email Phishing Attacks
(8 days ago) The email contained an Internet link which looked like the regular Google Apps interface. However, hovering the cursor over the suspect link revealed an address for a different location that turned out to be a known malicious site.
Can Windows Recovery Disks Restore Files and Information
(3 days ago) Backing up to the cloud is one of the most popular trends in computing. The seemingly unlimited space, low cost and high efficiency make cloud-based backup solutions attractive to many users, but there are some drawbacks.
How to Back Up Your iPhone
(3 days ago) And if you didn’t keep a detailed record of your settings and preferences, including all the passwords for your favorite apps, you’re going to spend far too much time on something you could’ve (should’ve!) just backed up in the first place. Security
Information Security Buzz: Pokémon Go—The Latest BYOD
(6 days ago) These copycat apps and add-ons have similar names, but no direct connection to the game and can lead users to an entirely different and unsafe location. At one point it was reported that suspect software was removed from the Google online marketplace, but more such apps are being developed and sold even through trusted marketplaces every day.
Ready, Set, Upgrade! Things to Do When Upgrading to Apple
(3 days ago) If you store a lot of stuff on your device, including apps, videos, photos, etc., you may get a message that asks to temporarily remove apps to make space for the update. There’s little need to worry about this, especially if you followed steps 1 (Back Up) and 2 (Verify Your Backup) above.
Mother’s Day: Help Mom Protect Her Tech
(8 days ago) Does she even know how to organize her apps so she can find what she wants when she wants it? You’d be surprised how many people don’t know how to do any of these things. And those are the easy ones! Like with her computer, your mom may not know how to perform basic maintenance on her smartphone. Use this article as a checklist to help her out.
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DriveSavers Performs Recoveries of Cell Phones Considered
(7 days ago) DriveSavers Performs Recoveries of Cell Phones Considered Inaccessible. Originally published by Storage Newsletter. DriveSavers, Inc., in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic services, announced new capabilities in accessing data from anonymous prepaid cell phones, often referred to in law enforcement as ‘burner phones.’.
How to Create a Computer Backup on an External Hard Drive
(4 days ago) Program files include your operating system, settings, apps, and any associated files. In most cases, you can easily replace program files by redownloading. But you may want to include your program files in your backup if you have specific, customized settings. Saving program files on your computer’s backup will save a lot of time and effort
How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone
(8 days ago) The iPhone icon should appear in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window. Click the icon. Click the “Summary tab” on the left. Go to the “Backups” section and click “Restore Backup.”. Choose a backup old enough to include the photos you accidentally deleted. Repeat steps 4 through 6 from the previous section.
How to Get Contacts Back on an iPhone
(4 days ago) Here are four steps to restore contacts from iCloud: Step #1: Start by signing into iCloud.com. Step #2: Then go to Account Settings, and scroll to the bottom of the page. Step #3: Hover over Advanced, and click Restore Contacts. Step #4: Choose the date of …
TechRadar: How to back up your iPhone and iPad
(2 days ago) For some apps, such as Notes and Mail, you’ll need to create a free @icloud.com email address. Hardware If you’re really paranoid about losing data, even after you’ve put iPhone backups in the cloud, you can always go the traditional route and put backups on hardware, such as external hard drives and USB thumb drives.
Computerworld: Feds Fund Encryption Apps that Could Cloak
(4 days ago) The U.S.-financed Open Technology Fund (OTF) was created in 2012 and supports privately built encryption and other apps to “develop open and accessible technologies to circumvent censorship and surveillance, and thus promote human rights and open societies,” according to …
Pros and Cons of Using the Cloud to Backup Your Data
(9 days ago) If your business has applications to integrate, don’t worry. Online backup on the cloud automatically integrates. Services like Box, Dropbox and GDrive connect with thousands of apps, letting you easily import or link to your files without actually clicking out of whatever you’re working on.
What Does Formatting a Hard Drive Do
(3 days ago) These apps do the best they can to remove such threats, but they aren’t perfect and do occasionally miss dangers. Files installed to run the operating system (OS) can become damaged over time causing your device to slow down. When a hard drive is formatted, the OS is reinstalled. Malfunctions or errors in the system are removed, and the OS is
Verizon Blog: Cell Phone Security: 30 Tech Experts Share
(5 days ago) Download phone apps from trusted sources only, like the Apple Store and Google Play. Do not put any unsolicited software on your phone. Back up your phone regularly. Make copies of important contents and store them on a computer hard drive or through a cloud-based backup service.
Top 5 Mistakes that Lead to Data Loss
(4 days ago) Third-Party Apps. Dropbox as well as Google Drive allow authorizing and running third-party applications on behalf of various apps and websites. These applications can be very harmful as they can move, modify or even delete data. That is why before you grant access you need to be sure that you can trust the site or app. Google Drive as well as
Android Police: The boot-loop: My smartphone restarts over
(9 days ago) Uninstalling recently-installed apps while in safe mode is the best next step in this case. If this does not work, a factory reset should be attempted—but note that this erases all data on the phone. This can address boot-looping in some cases.
techradar: How to backup your iPhone and iPad to save your
(3 days ago) For some apps, such as Notes and Mail, you’ll need to create a free @ icloud.com email address. Hardware If you’re really paranoid about losing data, even after you’ve put backups in the cloud, you can always go the traditional route and put backups on hardware, such as external hard drives and USB thumb drives.
Internet-connected Children’s Toys: 5 Safety Tips
(4 days ago) What do the apps have access to (photos, contacts, etc.)? Can features be purchased “in-app”? Can your child communicate with other people through their new device? Does the device post to the web? Does the device have a dashboard? If so, is the …
Is It Possible to Recover Files After Formatting Your Drive
(6 days ago) When a drive has been quick formatted, new data that is saved actually replaces the old. So, if a drive has been used since formatting, the old data may actually be gone for real. Using the drive after discovering data loss risks overwriting what was there. And …
Cybersecurity Report: The Overlooked Risk in Third-party
(8 days ago) The faster the data breach can be identified and contained, the lower the costs. Disruptive technologies, access to cloud-based applications and data as well as the use of mobile devices (including BYOD and mobile apps) increase the complexity of dealing with IT security risks and data breaches.
BYOeDD (Bring Your Own eDiscovery Disaster)
(8 days ago) However, today it is highly likely that unique data will reside on mobile devices because they make extensive use of apps and cloud services. And that means bring-your-own mobile devices will be involved in day-to-day discovery. Companies need to …
The Do’s and Don’ts for Installing MacOS Big Sur
(3 days ago) Toss your backups. Keep the backups you made before installing Big Sur for a few weeks. After completing the install, check if your files and apps are where you left them. Make sure none of your data is corrupted, and get on a new backup schedule right away. Holding on to the backups buys you time to go through all the growing pains of a new OS
Young Upstarts: 3 BYOD Risks and Solutions for SMBs
(7 days ago) Malware programs can be disguised as consumer apps available on third-party app stores, so it may be difficult for employees to recognize the harm in downloading such offerings. Fortunately, mobile application management software enables IT workers to control which applications can be installed on employees’ devices.
(HTCIA) WearableTechnology: What You Don't Know is What
(1 days ago) Abstract. Wearable Technology is changing the internet-connected world of digital devices, the privacy and protection of personal information and the potential value of that data as evidence in forensic investigations. The big issue is that you may not be aware, or capable of dealing with, the variety of these devices and the complexity of
CIOL: Is Pokémon Go IT’s new BYOD Monster
(6 days ago) Does the threat landscape differ for native apps, hybrid apps, gaming apps, P2P, UberforX model of apps? All of the threats will be similar and those threats depend on the access that is given to the apps from the developer and the user. Then it’s the popularity of the app for it to become a good vessel to possibly gain access to customer data.
Wired: How DriveSavers Got My Data Back
(5 days ago) Before I sent my drive off, I explained what kinds of files I was hoping to get back — photos, documents, e-mails, and the like. I didn’t particularly care about recovering my apps. So the engineers began scouring the drive for that information. Remarkably, they were able to get nearly all of that vital, irreplaceable data.
6 Ways to Protect Yourself from Hackers
(6 days ago) By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer. Data breaches have become an almost predictable problem with banks, major retailers and other businesses around the world, including last month’s news that more than 500 million Yahoo accounts may have been compromised. Properly protecting your personal information greatly reduces the risk of identity theft.