Android users beware: Ransomware is coming

Android users beware: Ransomware is coming

You are probably familiar with desktop-based ransomware like Petya, WannaCry, CryptoWall, and CryptoLocker. But mobile ransomware is an emerging trend you don’t want to learn about only after it strikes. Take a minute to read our summary of mobile ransomware and some easy prevention tips.

Android Oreo: Google’s latest tasty OS update

Android Oreo: Google’s latest tasty OS update

After months of teasing, Google has finally unveiled the next iteration of its mobile operating system: Android Oreo. Much like previous versions, users can expect faster delivery, smoother experiences, and plenty of cool new functionality. While Android Oreo is still in its beta phase, it already has a long lineup of features that users will love.

Android opens up to Windows!

Android opens up to Windows!

Whether for work or entertainment, we use our phones and our computers to spend time on websites daily. As such, Microsoft has revealed a new feature as part of its plan to bring Android phones into the world of Windows 10.

According to Gartner, Android operating systems held 81.7 percent of the worldwide smartphone market share in 2016. Windows PCs have a similarly robust 84 percent of the desktop operating system market share worldwide.

Android devices easy prey for CopyCat

Android devices easy prey for CopyCat

There’s a reason malware makes the headlines on the internet almost every day: its impact on business has proved devastating. Nearly one million new strains of malware are being developed each day, which goes to show how popular of a weapon it is in a hacker’s arsenal.

iOS 11 doesn’t have these Android features

iOS 11 doesn’t have these Android features

The soon-to be released iOS 11 will be packed with features and enhancements, including a Files app, customizable Control Settings, and a Dock that allows users to switch between apps easily, among others. Long-time Apple users may be thrilled, but Android loyalists will likely be unmoved.

Protect your Android mobile devices

Protect your Android mobile devices

When personal and professional informational lives on one mobile device, the risk of malware attacks and huge data breaches rises. As the adoption of bring your own device policy increases, so should employee awareness when it comes to ever-growing cyber threats.

Six new features from Android O

Six new features from Android O

Since it has just been released as a beta test, the next version of Google’s Android operating system still doesn’t have a full name and is known as “Android O” for now. What has been confirmed so far are extended battery life and an optimized notification system.

Google adds phishing defenses for Android

Google adds phishing defenses for Android

Although hackers are known for unleashing a host of malware to infiltrate critical networks and devices, phishing emails are their most effective attack method. This scam preys on the trust of computer users with seemingly innocuous emails that request for login credentials or prompt a file download.

You can now scan documents on Android

You can now scan documents on Android

Good news for Android users of Dropbox apps. Last month, Dropbox announced a new app update that will bring the very useful document scanning feature to Google’s operating system. This means you no longer have to use a bulky scanner to convert files into PDFs — just bring your Android device.