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Google to roll out security-focused updates to Nexus devices on a monthly basis

August 6, 2015
Google has just announced that from this week on, it will push out monthly security-focused over-the-air updates to Nexus devices, in addition to regular platform updates.
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Google introduces new controls to help keep your sensitive information safe and private

June 1, 2015
Google is rolling out two big improvements to its privacy and security tools that will help users better manage the information most important to them.
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Smart Lock for Passwords and Saved Passwords website are now available to all

May 30, 2015
Google's new Smart Lock for Passwords and Save Passwords website are now available, as long as you have the most recent version of Google Play Services installed on your device.
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Project Vault is a security system on a microSD card

May 30, 2015
At first glance, the Vault would appear to be nothing more than a typical SD card but there’s more here than meets the eye.
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Google may be planning to let users have more control over app permissions

May 8, 2015
According to a report from Bloomberg, Google is planning to give Android users more control over application permissions before downloading apps from the Play Store.
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Google is bringing Security Keys to Google Drive for Work users

April 21, 2015

For folks who are looking for a more intense security platform for their Google accounts (even more so than 2-factor authentication), Google has created a way to help keep your personal information away from thieves. It’s called Security Key, and it’s basically a physical USB key that instantly verifies your credentials without the need to input a passcode on your account.

We first heard about Google’s Security Key initiative back in October, and it looks like product will begin rolling out to more users over the next few weeks. Google has just announced that Google Drive for Work administrators will be able to deploy, monitor and manage the Security [...]

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IT security pro slams BYOD as an ‘unregulated mess’

November 12, 2013

Speaking with Computer Business Review recently, Kaspersky – the current CEO of InfoWatch and former spouse of Eugene Kaspersky (yes, that Kaspersky, of Internet security solutions fame) – said that BYOD was nearly impossible to manage because there is no tool to support all devices and operating systems.

"I don't even think BYOD is a concept at all, honestly speaking,” said Kaspersky. “In my opinion, it's a mess that was given a beautiful name. It is an unregulated mess.”

(Worth reading: 7 smart steps to make BYOD work more effectively & Can anyone balance enterprise security with employee privacy?)

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Lookout Security scores deal to come pre-loaded on AT&T’s Android smartphones and tablets

November 7, 2013

The deal, which was announced today, will see AT&T offer phone and tablet customers the basic service for free although the premium package will also be offered at $2.99 a month.

(Worth reading: The free and easy guided to improving security on your Android tablet)

This news caps the latest in a line of exciting announcements for the San Francisco-based firm.

The company signed a deal with Samsung in April, raised a further $55 million in venture funding last month and also recently launched its first corporate product.

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British government clamps down on espionage…by banning iPads

November 4, 2013

Citing people close to the heart of the issue, The Mail on Sunday reports that numerous iPads were used last week in a presentation by Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, only for these to be removed at the end of the meeting by security staff.

It is believed that this is a precautionary move to guard against international spying, as The Telegraph adds that China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran all have Trojan viruses that can turn iPads into microphones and transmitters – thus increasing the likelihood of government secrets being found out.

(Worth reading: Britain set to give new iPads to 650 MPs & British MPs get the go-ahead to use smartphones and [...]

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Samsung’s Knox 2.0 will up the mobile security ante for smartphones & tablets

October 16, 2013

Although there are few details as to new features or when it will be available,  Jae Shin, VP of Samsung’s Knox Business Group says Knox 2.0 will offer more security features and work in more devices.  

Knox is currently included with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet, which just became available last week in the U.S. The security layer is also being offered with some Galaxy S4 smartphones.

One example of what Knox offers is the creation of a secure boot so only authorized applications are on the device.

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