Android security Stories December 5, 2018

Google improving long-term Android security by working with academic researchers

Google has a number of ongoing efforts to protect Android, ranging from monthly security patches to Play Store protections. The latest initiative is called Android Security and PrIvacy REsearch (ASPIRE) to increase collaboration between the company’s internal teams and outside researchers.

Android security Stories April 11, 2017

While the added privacy measures are not as noticeable as notification snoozing, Picture-in-Picture, and other new customizations, there are a number of them in Android O. With this release, Google is specifically aiming to limit device identifiers and other information that apps can request.

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Android security Stories June 16, 2016


A year ago, Android was added to the Google Vulnerability Rewards Program that pays researchers for submitting security bugs that affect various products and services. Google has since paid over $550,000 in rewards and is raising the amount going forward.

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Android security Stories May 5, 2016


Last year’s particularly virulent Stragefright bug allowed attackers to perform a number of actions on an infected device through remote code execution. While Google has addressed those issues with monthly security patches, Android N will play a larger role in making sure a similar issue does not happen again.

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Android security Stories February 10, 2016

Google posts reminders of the four ways to keep your Android device safe

A Google blog post reminds users of the four steps they can take to protect the security of their Android devices.

Online security is a critical piece of our everyday life. That’s why we build multiple lines of defense in Android to make the internet safer for over a billions users. Even with these layers of protection, it still doesn’t hurt to take a couple of extra precautions to be super safe.

The four steps are all ones we’d expect to be familiar to 9to5Google readers, but they could serve as useful pointers for less tech-savvy friends and family members …

Android security Stories January 25, 2016

Samsung releases January security update to “major flagship models”

With January coming to a close, Samsung has released their security update for this month just in time. This is continuing on the company’s promise to provide monthly security updates for its Android devices.

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