Android Users Locked Out of Mobile Devices by Ransomware

September 11, 2015 at 1:42 pm By

The Android ransomware that has been demanding money from users just got a bit more annoying. The malicious ransomeware is now changing the lock pins on users phones forcing them to use a factory reset method to remedy it.

Warrants are Now Necessary for Cell Phone Surveillance

September 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm By

If the federal law enforcement decides they are going to keep surveillance on your cell phone they will need a warrant to do so. The US Department of Justice has introduced the new policy that will make it somewhat harder for law enforcement officials to tap into your cell phone for surveillance purposes.

Android Ransomware Disguises as the NSA

September 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm By

If you’re an Android user and you’ve gotten a strange message from the NSA demanding money in return for a decryption of your personal files, chances are you had a run in with an intelligent Ransomware that isn’t smart enough to realize that using PayPal as a method of paying a fine is a bit too fishy.

How New Alerts Can Help Secure Your Phone

August 31, 2015 at 1:39 pm By

Unfortunately we live in a world where everything in technology is game for cyber hackers looking to steal your information or just plain accomplish the goal of hacking devices. A new company is trying to help mobile users figure out when apps might be malicious simply through a processing chip and alert system.

Former Security Intern Responsible For Android Spyware

August 28, 2015 at 1:13 pm By

Be careful tech companies, interns are smarter than you think. A former security intern at the FireEye security firm has admitted to designing the malicious software spyware that could have quite dangerous to millions of Android users.

Google Delays Project Ara: Build Your Own Smartphone

August 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm By

When Google announced it’s build-you-own smartphone project it was questionable whether it would be a hit with smartphone users. It looks like it will remain questionable as the company has delayed the launch of the project in order to further perfect the hardware and software they plan on offering buyers.

Passwords & Lock Patterns Might Not Keep You Safe

August 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm By

As leaks of years past proved, the complexity of user passwords weren’t always at their best. Some users might have thought if they actually used the work “password” or a variation of it hackers would never guess it. It’s a large flaw in thinking that still exists and according to new reports, the failure to complete strong passcodes has been…

Android Phones in Danger of Text Hack

July 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm By

Android users may want to be on alert as a new report reveals that their devices can be hacked with a text, due to a massive security flaw in the phones software.

Using Mobile Accelerometers in Javascript and 3D Effects

July 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm By

Javascript allows us to do a bunch of things that only a few years ago would have been unthinkable. Today we’re going to look at how we can access accelerometer data on mobile devices in Javascript to create a pretty cool 3D effect like the one seen on the new iOS7 operating system. Currently it seems like this effect only…

Mobile Compatibility and Degradation on Mobile Devices

March 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm By

I recently made a post about creating a share button that zoomed out with transitions on hover. Although I had been targeting desktops with the demo, a user called egypturnash pointed out that the demo didn’t work on iPads or touch enabled devices because there is no hover option available. You touch or you don’t touch. My demo simply wouldn’t work if there was no way to hover. So how do we go about fixing this problem?