Android Studio Review

As many of you may know, Android Studio is set to be the standard development environment for Android in the very near future. I confess that I have deliberately avoided it up to now. Why? Simply on that age old basis of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. With Android Studio now being in […]
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Useful Skepticism Only Comes With Knowledge

Cybersecurity professionals must keep track of what’s going on. There’s no way you can do it yourself, so e-mail newsletters are a vital tool. But just how much credence should we give the latest scary story? I ran into a recent example of a cybersecurity bulletin that started out interesting but quickly included enough red […]
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The New Android Version Should Help Security

Google released Android version 4.4 (a.k.a. KitKat) at the end of October. The many changes include some nice security improvements. In Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course we talk about the need for mobile device security. With Saas (or Software as a Service) offerings, you have no control over what happens with your data on […]
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Are all these Java Issues problems for Android, too?

It seems that’s a common question these days. A lot of us use Android systems and some of us have heard that Android is programmed in Java. So, are the Java security issues we read about in the news an issue for our Android devices and should we be concerned? The answer is, “No. Don’t […]
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Vulnerabilities On My New Phone?

I mentioned in my last post that I just bought a new Android phone. This week (the week of 17 December 2012) in the news there were two stories about Android phone vulnerabilities. Before I mention them, I need to say that they are not new concepts, just new exploits along the same lines as […]
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