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OnePlus says up to 40,000 customers affected by credit card breach

OnePlus, the company behind a popular line of Android devices, said on Friday that up to 40,000 customers might be at risk after a malicious script compromised payment card data during the checkout process.

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Skygofree: Powerful Android spyware with advanced surveillance tools

Android spyware has advanced surveillance capabilities, including turning on the mic when the victim enters specific geolocations.

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The 6 best password managers

Look to these top password managers for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android to make your online life easier and more secure.

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Best Android antivirus? The top 10 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 10 measure up in protection, usability and features.

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Loapi malware capable of destroying Android phones

Kaspersky researchers discovered malware capable of cryptocurrency mining, launching DDoS attacks and so much more that it destroyed an Android phone after two days.

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How to move data between your Android phone and computer

A few simple swipes, and you're on your way to accessing the files and folders on your Android phone from your PC or Apple computer. JR Raphael walks you through these easy steps.

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Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) ... and Firefox is back

Our tech panel looks at how Uber (secretly) handled last year's hack and the controversy around Google's decision to track Android users' locations. Then it's time to discuss why AWS is selling off hardware in China and what Mozilla...

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How to use Google's Chrome Remote Desktop

Get your desktop at your fingertips with these easy, step-by-step instructions for setting up Google's Chrome Remote Desktop.

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Best Android security app? Why you're asking the wrong question

If you really want to keep your company's Android devices safe, third-party security apps shouldn't be your focus.

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5 clever uses for old Android phones

Put your old Android device to work -- as a universal smart remote or remote camera, for example -- with these easy step-by-step instructions from Computerworld blogger JR Raphael.

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How to get Oreo-like features on any Android phone

Don't have an Android device? With the right set of apps, you can get Oreo-like features on just about any device with this step-by-step advice from Computerworld blogger JR Raphael.

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9 hidden Android shortcuts that will save you time

Speed up your interactions with your Android phone using these easy slides and swipes, courtesy of Computerworld blogger and Android expert JR Raphael.

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Learn the coolest new features of Android's Oreo

From notifications to picture-in-picture mode, walk step by step through the new features of Android's latest update with Computerworld blogger and Android expert JR Raphael.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs. iOS – How they stack up

Android blogger JR Raphael and Apple expert Michael deAgonia get ... animated, shall we say ... as they tackle the basics of which mobile OS is better when it comes to security, updates, app stores, customization and innovation. Can...

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Mingis on Tech: What makes Android 8.0 'Oreo' special?

Android blogger JR Raphael gives us a rundown on the cool and useful new features in Android 8.0, better known as Oreo.

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BlueBorne is Bluetooth's Stagefright moment

The scariest thing about BlueBorne, the attack vector that uses Bluetooth to spread across devices, isn't what it can do, but rather just how many similar vulnerabilities may be lurking that we don't yet know about.

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5.3 billion devices at risk for invisible, infectious Bluetooth attack

Meet the BlueBorne attack vector; patch or turn off Bluetooth, as this is a wormable threat that spreads through the air without requiring user interaction.

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Patch your Android or run Oreo, or you might OK your own pwnage

Unpatched Android devices not running Oreo are vulnerable to Toast overlay attacks.

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