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Hey everybody! Jerry here again for our weekly get-together. I hope everyone survived another crazy week of things like data outages and Eris leaks. And Droid users, don't fret – your time is coming soon, I'll bet. This week let's talk about apps! Everyone loves apps, and they're one of the...

SDKs, drivers and roots - Oh, my!

Hey, all. Introducing a new feature to our AndroidCentral readers. It's a little space where we can discuss and feature the weeks best in the Android modding and hacking community, in terms that even those new to Android can understand.This won't be device or carrier specific, so think of it as a...

WaveSecure, free through January, backs up data, tracks, wipes phone

Dunno about you, but that story the other day about a man's Motorola Droid being stolen out of his house (while he was in it, no less) left me more than a little paranoid. How would I wipe my phone should it be stolen? Then came word from Lifehacker today that WaveSecure Beta (one of the Android...

Backup app helps catch Droid thief

You knew this was going to end badly. Kid breaks into home. Kid steals Motorola Droid. Kid takes pictures of himself with the Droid. Droid uploads pictures. Kid caught. It's a cautionary tale.Actually, it was a pretty scary situation for the homeowner, who got some of his stuff back thanks to the...

Security flaw found on Motorola Droid

The bad news: There's a flaw in the Motorola Droid 2.0.1 software that can potentially allow someone access to your data even if you have a lock pattern set.It seems that if your phone receives a call -- you can answer the phone without unlocking -- and hit the "back" button, suddenly you're in. No...

SMS Flaw Fixed in Previous Android Update

 There was a big fuss over the weekend over a huge Android SMS flaw that could leave our phones running our favorite operating system inoperable. To quote the security experts who found it:"The bug is similar to the second iPhone bug in the way that it kills the telephony process (com.android.phone...

"Reboot" Bug Part Deux: Google Details Android Fixes

You gotta hand it to Google - they may have learned how to deliver some bugs like the big leaguers, but they also act quickly to squish them splat! Following the reported "reboot" bug where typing the word "reboot" gave users "root" access normally privileged to administrators, Google has...

SMobile Systems to Provide Security for Android

Worried about security on Android? Afraid that malware might leak into your G1? Think you need some antivirus software? SMobile Systems has announced that they're releasing SMobile VirusGuard for Android to protect your G1 "from the attack and proliferation of mobile viruses, spyware and other...

Security Flaw Found in Android Browser

Well, that was fast wasn't it? Before we could even get our hands really dirty with the T-Mobile G1 and Android, a security flaw has already been found. A group of security researchers have found that after visiting a malicious website, malicious code and software can be installed onto your G1...

Is Android's Unique Unlocking & Login Feature Secure?

Tech Crunch comes in with a very interesting angle about the unique unlocking method for Android. We know that in Android, instead of choosing a typical number based passcode, an Android user can 'draw' a design to any of the 9 pre-arranged dots. Though having the nine-dot system allows for...

Android's Unique Unlocking Feature

Talk about elegant and secure: Android and the G1 have a unique unlocking feature. Instead of tapping in a security code, you draw a pre-set pattern on the screen, see the image above to see what we mean. This is a great feature -- you can quickly unlock the screen without having to compromise...

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