Tag Archives: security

Xiaomi Mi A2 Gets August Android Security Patch, 60fps Video Recording via Update

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi A2 has received a new software update The update brings the August Android security patch It also adds 60fps support for recording full-HD videos Xiaomi Mi A2 has received a software update that brings the August Android security patch as well as upgrades the rear camera with the ability to record full-HD (1080p) videos at 60fps frame rate. ... Read More »

Nokia 1 Starts Receiving April Android Security Update in India

Nokia 1(Review) has started receiving a new stability update that includes the April Android security patch. HMD Global had previously brought the same security patch for Nokia 3, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus models. The update comes days after Google formally released the April Android security patch for compatible Pixel and Nexus smartphones. HMD Global had announced the Nokia 1 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in ... Read More »

Apple Sees Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests

HIGHLIGHTS National security related requests quadrupled for Apple in the first half Apple said it had received 13,250 – 13,499 national security requests Google said it had received between 0 and 499 National Security Letters Apple Inc has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the US government in the first half of this year versus a ... Read More »

Netgear Arlo Go review: This security camera lets you roam free

Wi-Fi cameras have revolutionized home security, but they have one obvious limitation—they require a Wi-Fi connection to function. If you need to put a camera in a location your Wi-Fi network just can’t reach, or if you’d like to install a security camera in your RV, vacation home, or some other spot where you don’t want to pay for full-time ... Read More »

Black money: Swiss cite India’s strong data security laws for auto-sharing banking information

Switzerland found India’s data security and confidentiality laws “adequate” for entering into an automatic exchange of information pact, which will open a continuous access to details about alleged black money hoarders in once-all-secret Swiss banks. (Source: Reuters) Switzerland found India’s data security and confidentiality laws “adequate” for entering into an automatic exchange of information pact, which will open a continuous ... Read More »

Laptop Ban: US Airlines Said to Meet Homeland Security on Expanding Ban to Europe

HIGHLIGHTS Meeting included top executives from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines The US in March announced laptop restrictions on flights from 10 airports Britain quickly followed with restrictions on different set of routes US Homeland Security officials met with major US airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic ... Read More »

Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council

President Trump’s controversial chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was removed from the National Security Council on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. Bannon was put on the NSC’s “Principals Committee” as a check on former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn to make sure Flynn carried through with a directive to depoliticize the NSC, a senior administration official told Fox News. “[Obama ... Read More »

Microsoft’s decision to scrap February security updates unnerves patch experts

Microsoft this week canceled February’s slate of security updates for Windows and its other products, including Office, just a day after saying that the fixes would only be delayed. Patch experts struggled with the decision, pointing out that known vulnerabilities will go unpatched and that IT planning had been disrupted. “I was shocked,” said Chris Goettl, product manager at patch ... Read More »

Latest Concept build for Sony Xperia X brings February security patch

Sony has started rolling out a new update to the Xperia X units that are part of the Japanese company’s Concept for Android program. The update arrives as version 38.3.A.0.107 and brings along Android security fixes for the month of February. The update brings along changes related to the modem software as well as some stability improvements. It is currently ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv starts getting February security update

BlackBerry has started rolling out a new update to its Priv smartphone. It’s a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of February – the Android security patch level shows ‘5 February 2017’. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some time for the update notification to pop up on your device’s ... Read More »