We all love messaging and using IMs on our smartphones to stay in touch with our friends and family. We use various mobile apps like WhatsApp to IM without having to pay for SMS and this lead to the popularity of this famous app. WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile […]
Android, as we are all aware, is a Linux-based operating system which was initially developed by Android Inc. and was later purchased by Google. It was designed for touch screen devices like smartphones, tablets, cameras, set-top boxes, etc… and has reached the hands of millions of consumers.
Over a period […]
Android is an open source mobile platform that includes an operating system, middleware and applications. Android has revolutionized the mobile world in a big way. Android, which started as an alternative to Apple’s iOS, is now slowly eating into the market share of Apple and is of primary concern […]
There has been a lot of talk about how to connect your laptop though the Android network and use the bandwidth that you’re already paying for. Usually, this requires setting up an access point on an Android device and connecting to it with the laptop. On some devices you […]
Java Native Interface (JNI)
JNI is a native programming interface supported by Java and is part of the Java SDK. With JNI, we can write code in other languages like C/C++ and use it in Java. We can also call C/C++ functions using Java code and vice versa – call […]
By the end of 2012, the number of Smartphone shipments around the world will explode to nearly 668 million units, and the Android operating system will have a fifty percent market share. This also means an increase in the number of attacks on mobile applications and also in the investment […]
Lester: Hey Nash, are you scanning our school’s network with just your smartphone?
Nash: Well, yes I am! I’m using a network penetration suite just to check out if the students are aware and practicing what they learned from my network security class, and because I just told them about […]
Android’s increasing popularity, combined with the possibility to create alternative markets, makes this platform a fertile ground for malware authors. While most of these applications just exploit the inexperience of the average user that is looking for free software, others are pretty smart and use more sophisticated techniques to […]
The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon is expanding at an incredible rate. It is something that affects every business, from the smallest to the largest. How each business is dealing with BYOD ranges from complete apathy to a full embrace of it with sophisticated processes and controls in […]
For several years now, there has been an explosive increase in the use of mobile applications. Included in this staggering increase of mobile software are applications that store, process, and transmit personal and sensitive data. While they are not the only players, the Google Android and Apple IOS platforms […]
Are you in control of your Android device? Really? Then answer this brief survey:
Has every single app on your phone been installed from the Android market?
Have you password protected your device in some way?
Do you make regular back ups of your device?
Have you installed a “find me” […]
You don’t necessarily need to be an android to properly secure your Android device. With a few tips and adhering to a regime of think before you click, we can hopefully demystify some of the otherwise inscrutable security features inherent to the Android platform.
As recent reports of rampant malware […]