New Android App Go SMS Pro Has Security Vulnerability

Do you use the Go SMS Pro Android app? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. The app is one of the most popular on Google’s Play Store, boasting more than 100 million installs. That, unfortunately, is the problem. A few months ago, Trustwave discovered and disclosed a major flaw in the app that allowed unauthenticated attackers to gain unrestricted …

Hackers Using Minecraft Modpacks To Distribute Malware On Android Devices

If you’re an avid gamer, you’re almost certainly at least passingly familiar with Minecraft, and you may be an active player. Despite its blocky, simplistic graphics, it’s the most popular game of all time. It is very prevalent on the internet. If you play on an Android device, be aware that hackers are now exploiting the game’s popularity to install …

Free Unlimited Storage Ending For Google Photos

For several years now, most of the big tech companies have been using the lure of free to grow their respective user bases. Free unlimited data on phone plans. Free, unlimited storage on cloud drive plans, and the like. Free can get expensive for these firms, however. Over time, most of them have slowly backed away from that approach, either outright …

Older Android Phones May Have Site Loading Issues In 2021

By now, just about everyone is aware of the importance SSL certificates play in keeping data away from prying eyes on the web. After some scares in recent years, it has thankfully become the standard, and according to Google’s latest statistics, more than 95 percent of the traffic passing through its network is encrypted. Unfortunately, if you have an older …

Some Popular Android Apps Found To Include Malware

Google does an admirable job of keeping its sprawling Play Store free of apps containing malware. Their verification system is world-class. That said, no system is perfect, and that includes Google’s. In recent months, the company has removed nearly a hundred apps that made it through their various gateways and checkpoints while containing all manner of malware. Naturally, these were …

Mac And Android Added To GravityRAT Malware’s Targets

Malware comes in all shapes and sizes. Some strains copy and encrypt files. Others serve annoying ads. Still others work quietly in the background, mining this or that cryptocurrency using your computer’s processing power to do it. GravityRAT is a different sort of creature. It has been actively developed since at least 2015 by Pakistani hacker groups, and has been …

Features Of The New Android 11 Phone

If you’re an Android user and you’re interested in getting the latest on offer from the company, Google has announced that they’re ready to release Android 11 to the general public. As you read these words, the new OS should already be available for Google’s Pixel line (Pixel 2 and newer), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme devices. Here’s a quick …

Upgrade Older Phones To Get New Pokemon Go Updates

Are you a Pokemon Go fan? If so, we’ve got bad news. Beginning in October of this year (2020), your game will stop working on older Android and iOS devices. Support is officially being discontinued for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11. Additionally, the company is ending support for the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6. If you’re using any of …

Google Working To Help Warn Users Of Earthquakes

Unless you live within a couple hundred miles of the town of Sparta, NC, you may not be aware of the fact that recently, a 5.1 earthquake struck the area. It damaged a few homes and rumbles could be felt as far away as north Georgia and parts of Virginia. It is doubtful that the earthquake in North Carolina was …

Feature Similar To iPhone Airdrop Was Added To Android

Apple users are almost certainly familiar with the Airdrop feature, which allows content to be shared between two iPhones that are in close proximity to each other. Recently, Google announced the rollout of their new ‘Nearby Share’ feature, which seeks to accomplish the same goal in the Android ecosystem. By the time you read these words, the new service should …