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Messenger bubbles are an overlay. Messenger isn't actually interacting with the app running in the background, it's just drawing over it. Even this is a permission that can be denied. Android as an operating system is secure, but like all systems, it's as secure as the code running on it. Android sand boxes apps and only allows them to interact with each ...


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Android Is Secure...Users Aren't Android as an operating system is very secure. It has multiple layers of protection to keep malware at bay, and it requires your specific permission to do almost anything that could lead to your data or the system being compromised. Android gives us a lot of power, and with great power comes great responsibility.:D


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If you feel you must have a different lock screen than the stock one available on your device, there is certainly a degree of insecurity. I used WidgetLocker for a few years on two HTC devices and it worked perfectly, but installed on a Samsung Galaxy S3 the app would unlock with a simple press of the home button. It really does depend on the device you ...


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It depends. Some are secure while most are insecure. For example there are finger print apps. Most of the people knows the trick so its insecure.


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It sounds like you're overthinking the capabilities of NFC. Most devices are configured so that the phone must be unlocked in order for an NFC to be triggered (this can be overridden with an app). Unless you place you phone on a tag with the screen on and unlocked, the tag won't be read.


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Calling computrace a spyware or a rootkit is quite a biased statement. As you said it comes installed, it is clearly visible as such (therefore no rootkit). Furthermore it's description and functionality is clearly indicated prior to purchase (protection from theft and tracking the location of the mobilephone in case of theft). It's functionality can be ...


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You can check for a permission manager on Play Store but I'm not sure if they show you at which time some permission has been used but the permissions an app is requiring. Another option is Xprivacy (you need Xposed framework and root to use it) but you should check if it will work on your device first. For this you can go to Xda and get info about this. ...


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I don't need your password to access your data. I can disassemble your device or put into special mode that allows direct access. If your data is not encrypted I can pull your drive and connect to my pc to access.


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If such an advert shows up in my device my approaches would be the following ones. Also, at least a day of yours would be killed in doing so but it would reap good results. Use Firewall Install a firewall and restrict everything from connecting to Internet. See Closing internet access for some apps and choose a firewall app. Allow one user app in the ...


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JuiceSSH stores your keys in its private app directory. https://twitter.com/juicessh/status/514263527172112384 Click image for larger version In addition, it encrypts this info. https://twitter.com/juicessh/status/449123666471948288 Click image for larger version


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Don't spread misinformation! Not many Android phones do it, not Samsung and especially not Apple and iOS! But you will find the feature in most Chinese phones flooding the market with cheap Android smartphones. I have it in my Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 running Lollipop 5.0.2 and it's an awesome feature!


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although it's open in your lan, it is still adb. it's the same as over usb. you have to acknowledge every device which want to connect once before it can connect. if you think, there is a acknowledged device which should not be there, you could reset that list in developer settings.


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As suggested by @Izzy I am going for the "firewall-solution": Block all connections for the adb-port (5555), except from my trusted devices. Thanks again!


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I have since figured out my own answer. I can reproduce it with the following process: 1) Settings > Security > Screen lock > put in current pattern > Select Pattern > Note that "Require pattern to start device" is checked 2) Make no changes and back out to Settings (or press home and re-open Settings) 3) Go to Accessibility 4) Turn on any Accessibility ...


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This seems to be a bug in Android; at some point asking for credentials at boot has been disabled. You can re-enable this by changing your password/pin (you can "change" it to the same one you're currently using, too).


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It installs an Accessibility Service. These services are usually used as screen readers (like TalkBack), and thus have access to on-screen text. It is thus able to record on-screen information. If you install the app, you'll notice it prompts you to register it as an accessibility service so as to collect input information. However, one limitation of this ...


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You can acces the common data service menu on any MTK device. You can open MTK engineermode first by dialling the number ##3646633## or by using the app mobileuncle from google play. In engineermode, go 1 tab to the right and click CDS information. Boom. Got it. I am not an expert , but with CDS and MTK engineer mode you can use all kinds of backdoors. ...


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Smart Lock will unlock your device if any of the trusted places/faces/devices/etc. are found. Configuring multiple verification methods does not mean that you have to match all of them. You should be able to unlock your device with just your face without being in your trusted place. You can also unlock it by being in your trusted place and not showing it ...


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Zimperium, the company that reported the vulnerability, has posted additional information about the vulnerabilities related to Stagefright.. In the Google Play Store, there is an application that will detect whether the vulnerability is present on your device. Apparently Samsung has also posted an app that will disable MMS on Samsung devices, though this is ...


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The "Remove" option is only for Android Devices. If you have signed into other devices not running Android OS, then go to the bottom-right corner of your Gmail, click on "Details", and a "Activity Information" pop up window will open with the list of activities from all devices connected to that google account. In that pop up, if you are signed into ...


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Visit the Devices and Activity page to review the recent activity on a device. This page will show you the list of activities with all the devices you accessed your account with. You can see a list of devices that have accessed your account in the last 28 days or are currently signed in to your account Click on a device to see your last activity on ...


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The XML file alone will not help you. Chrome doesn't read the contents of that file directly. Instead, it accesses it via Android's UserManager.getApplicationRestrictions. In order for this to work, you actually need to set up a "work profile" on your device. In order to do that, you actually need to run the BasicManagedProfile app you have mentioned; this ...


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If you have rooted your phone, you can build and push a system ChromeCustomizations app, which installs a content provider that allows among other things to disable Incognito mode in Chrome. This utilizes the officially supported way that phone manufacturers use in order to control the starting page and default bookmarks of Chrome on their phones.


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I found myself an answer to part one of the question: Yes, on the Galaxy S6 you can apparently use the fingerprint sensor to unlock the device after encrytion. Infomation found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6/help/fingerprint-unlock-device-encryption-t3081102 Has somebody something to say for part two? :-)


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I highly recommend MailWise. It has an Exchange override that allows you to turn off the server's influence over your device. Use it at your own risk (your employer may get whiny about it) but I can say it does work very well. In order to use the Exchange Security Bypass, you'll need to go to MailWise's FAQ and follow the instructions. You basically just ...



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