Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is very important to protect you against password hacks. By enabling this you can secure your various online accounts and services. Google Authenticator is one of the best and most used 2FA app out there. It connects to a new account with a secret key provided by scanning barcode or typing it.
Smartphones are very valuable product, considering the amount of data it carries inside. In case if it gets lost or stolen, losing your data is more painful than losing a phone. This post is to give you some ideas on how to secure Android phone or tablet. The first thing you need to do is backup your data in your computer or in a safe place.
Google bought sound based login technology SlickLogin over the weekend. A team of entrepreneurs from Israel made this possible. They intend to give users more comfortableness and more security. And, the login will be easy. Or, Ori & Eran – The SlickLogin team has confirmed the acquisition on SlickLogin website.
Google updated Android Device Manager app to version 1.1.8 on 31st January. The new update came with a password challenge. Every time you want to use this app to find and locate your lost or stolen Android device, you need to enter your password. Optionally you can tick the option to never ask for password as well. It also, comes with some bug-fixes and performance improvements. [Read more…]
Face unlock – a nice way to unlock your Android lock screen. And a nice security feature in Android but not 100% reliable. You don’t need to type in your password or PIN or pattern to unlock your Android until the face recognition fails. Face unlock was released with Galaxy Nexus, a nice and exclusive combination. Since that time Android got updated, newer devices arrived. Now a day almost all of them are coming with a front facing camera. This is the new standard you can say.