Security expert says 500 million android phones are infected due to flashlight apps

Security expert says 500 million android phones are infected due to flashlight apps

Alarming information has been brought forward this month that the top 10 flashlight apps on Google Play store are malware. Gary Miliefsky, CEO of Snoopwall, estimates over half a billion Android devices globally are unknowingly infected and sending personal information to China, India, and Russia.

Gary goes on further to say the only way you can be sure to uninfect your Android device is with a full factory reset. Apple iOS users are safe from this issue. Here is a link to the Snoopwall Flashlight Apps Threat Assessment Report. The report goes on to list these flashlight apps:

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Protect your WiFi home network today

Protect your WiFi home network today

Let’s face it, having wireless Internet in our home has become a necessity. As with just about everything in our digital age, the convenience does come with security and privacy risks. Here’s a roundup of common security pitfalls and the initial steps you can take today to make your network more secure.

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Real-time Information Regarding People Around You – SocialRadar

Real-time Information Regarding People Around You – SocialRadar

There have been a number of apps that have tried to succeed in the providing information regarding your ambient location. SocialRadar works by providing you with real-time information regarding the people around you by connecting to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Foursquare accounts to pull information about locations and recent activities. Know who’s nereby, see how you are connected to them, and discover what they have been up to. You are able to control aspects of your privacy. It does this by combining your phones location with chatter from the social networks. It is currently available for iOS and they are working on a version for Android and Google Glass.

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Safer Driving with Android Apps

Safer Driving with Android Apps

Automatically block/hold texts and calls while driving. Automatically lock your phone. Three apps available which can help out: Drive First by Sprint, DriveMode by AT&T, and Safely Go by Verizon. They can each restrict inbound phone calls to a list. They all block texts and you can customize an automatic reply if desired.

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Quick Tips to Help Protect Kids Online

Quick Tips to Help Protect Kids Online

Surfing the Internet is a risky activity for kids and as parents you have to monitor your children’s Internet interactions. The best way to protect kids online is to make sure they do not go on the Internet without adult supervision. However this is not always practical and the following¬†tips below will give you more ideas.

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