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WhatsApp just made messaging safer. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp just made cross-platform messaging safer. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Apple’s battle with the FBI may not have achieved much in court, but it did do some good.

Following in the iPhone-maker’s footsteps, WhatsApp today began rolling out end-to-end encryption for every single one of its 1 billion users. The move will make intercepting messages near impossible for authorities — and even WhatsApp itself.


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Gmail is safer than ever. Photo: Jay Wennington/Unsplash

Gmail is safer than ever. Photo: Jay Wennington/Unsplash

As Apple fights to keep the FBI out of our smartphones, Google is making our emails even more secure.

The company today confirmed a number of new protections for Gmail users, including stronger encryption, better notifications, and more.

Stage fright is back, again!

Stagefright is back, again!

Israeli researchers have created a new exploit that takes advantage of the Stagefright vulnerability found within Android last year, with the concern being that someone could remotely access an infected Android device.

Using the exploit, dubbed “Metaphor,” hackers could seize control of unprotected Android devices when users simply played a malicious video in a web browser. At least in theory.

inkjet fingerprint

It’s as easy as that! Photo: Michigan State University

Your fingerprint is supposed to be the most secure method of locking your smartphone, but that’s not the case if your device can be easily fooled.

Researchers have been able to hack those from Samsung and Huawei using only an inkjet printer and conductive ink.

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