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The weakness is actually in the fingerprints themselves and not the way Nexus 5x implements it. Fingerprints are less secure because they cannot be changed like a password and cannot be revoked if compromised. Fingerprints are also left everywhere such as, at a glass. They can then be captured and reproduced. Think about this: Android uses a touch screen. ...


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That chat bubble is there because you granted Messenger the permission "draw over other apps". In simple terms, call it overlay. The qualified name of the permission is android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW. Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these ...


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It sounds like your customer care centre is telling you a story to get you off the phone. Some mobile phone providers have been caught out in the past passing your phone number in the HTTP request headers when you use their 3G connection from the phone. As you say, it's a huge security problem if they do that, and there's not a lot you can do about it ...


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Is there anything I can do to keep them from accessing the contents of my phone? If they have physical access over phone, then the answers is no. If the information was encrypted, then you would stand a chance. However, if that is not the case, then in no time they will have access to your phone and the data it keeps within. Would deleting my ...


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Facebook does a lot more than just bloat your viewing window. Have you seen all of the permissions it requires?! The methods Facebook use to add chat bubbles are called Blocking Overlays. They are built-in feature of Android. There's an app called Tasker that well visualizes these features. Tasker is an automation app, but you can also create activities ...


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A couple of ways (None of these tried by me) This XDA thread HOW TO GUIDE VPN Without Security suggests a way of editing lock screen database settings using SQL editor . OP has specifically tested on Kitkat You could try Xposed module Lockscreen Disabler. Module description says To setup a VPN you are forced by the system to setup some kind of ...


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First of all, nowadays, how does the process of rooting an android phone work? By using an exploit in the Android system, a binary file which is named su is added to /system/xbin partition. When an application wants to execute a command with root privileges, it executes the command with an su at the beginning of it. This sends a call to the binary ...


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I can confirm it. I used Android Device Manager to issue an "erase" command to my Nexus 10 tablet that I had thought stolen. The next day I recovered the tablet from a place where there was no open wi-fi and it had been unable to connect. ADM's popup window states that if a device is offline it will be reset the next time it goes online. I turned off the ...


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Install OS Monitor. It will list all the open ports.



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