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    • Wallpaper image crashing Android phones

      Wallpaper image crashing Android phones

      A picture may be worth a thousand words, but apparently one image is worth potentially thousands of headaches for Android users recently. The noted tech information leaker Ice Universe this weekend posted a warning about an image that if set as wallpaper will soft-brick Samsung and Google Pixel phones.

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    • Fingerprints logins coming to some Google services

      Fingerprints logins coming to some Google services

      Google has announced that it is to start replacing passwords as a method of verifying identity online for Android users. It would instead introduce a new feature that allows Android owners to use their biometrics or PIN lock code, instead of a password, to log into company's web services. The Online biometric authentication is already available on Chrome for Android as of 12 August.

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    • Dangerous new Android malware discovered

      Dangerous new Android malware discovered

      Until now the Google Play Store was considered generally fairly safe, but obviously it was possible for application developers to sneak malware into it. An Android security researcher announced last week he had found that as many as 13 games available to download in the Play Store were actually Android malware and affected more that half a million users, who downloaded them.

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