Samsung Find My Mobile app can now locate Galaxy devices even when they're offline

Samsung Find My Mobile app can now locate Galaxy devices even when they're offline

The latest update for the Find My Mobile app (version 7.2.05.44) adds a new ‘Offline finding’ feature that will let you find your phone using someone else’s Galaxy device, even when your device isn’t connected to a network.

How to Block Ads on your Smart TV (Samsung, LG, Roku and Sony)

How to Block Ads on your Smart TV (Samsung, LG, Roku and Sony)

Here are the 2 ways to block ads on your Samsung, LG, Sony and Roku Smart TVs: Filtering specific Ad URLs to your Home Internet RouterInstalling BlockADA app for Android (Works on Android TVs only) Now we will discuss each method in detail and explain all the steps required to effectively block all the annoying ads: METHOD-1: Blocking Ads with your Home Internet Router.

Android community worried about presence of “Chinese spyware” by Qihoo 360 in Samsung smartphones and tablets

Android community worried about presence of “Chinese spyware” by Qihoo 360 in Samsung smartphones and tablets

Prompted by the post, many users noticed that the storage scanner in the Device Care section included a little note: “powered by 360.” Even in China, Qihoo 360 is well known for its past privacy transgressions and controversies and it’s understandable why Samsung users would be incredibly concerned that anything at all from Qihoo is preinstalled on their phone.

You can now opt out of having your Samsung Pay data sold

You can now opt out of having your Samsung Pay data sold

I’m not a resident of California and still have the settings, so it seems like Samsung might be allowing anyone in the United States access to stop their data from being sold.

Samsung smart TVs are set to upload screenshots of what you’re watching

Samsung smart TVs are set to upload screenshots of what you’re watching

If you enable Samsung’s IBA (Internet Based Advertising) service, your TV viewing history will be siphoned up and sent back to Samsung to be shared with third parties that pay Samsung to send advertising directly to your screen.

How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features

How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features

The technology was in the news in 2017 when Vizio got in trouble with federal and state regulators for collecting such data without users’ knowledge or consent.Here, Consumer Reports shows you how to turn off data collection for the following TVs: Amazon Fire TV Edition, LG, Roku, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio.

New 5G flaws can track phone locations and spoof emergency alerts

New 5G flaws can track phone locations and spoof emergency alerts

Last week, the researchers found several security flaws in the baseband protocol of popular Android models — including Huawei’s Nexus 6P and Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ — making them vulnerable to snooping attacks on their owners.

TV Ad Retargeting

TV Ad Retargeting

Samsung Ads offers TV Ad Retargeting that empowers brands to identify audiences who saw or missed their TV spots and reconnect with them via mobile, tablet, desktop or OTT.

Samsung: Anyone's thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone

Samsung: Anyone's thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone

The issue was spotted by a British woman whose husband was able to unlock her phone with his thumbprint when it was stored in a cheap case.Previous reports suggested some screen protectors were incompatible with Samsung's reader because they left a small air gap that interfered with the scanning.

Is Knox Enough For Privacy Protection Of Samsung Users

Is Knox Enough For Privacy Protection Of Samsung Users

One of the simplest yet effective measures for better privacy on smartphones, and thus ultimately for the enterprise, is to use the best VPN apps for Android.

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

As reported by the Financial Times, researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found several smart TVs, including those from popular brands Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and FireTV were sending data such as location and IP address to Netflix and third-party advertisers.

The CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs, Leaked Documents Reveal

The CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs, Leaked Documents Reveal

Hackers at the Central Intelligence Agency, with the help of colleagues from the British spy agency MI5, developed malware to secretly spy on targets through their Samsung Smart TVs, according to new documents published by WikiLeaks.

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung's recent smart TVs run off a version of its proprietary operating system, Tizen, and often come pre-loaded with McAfee's Security for TV anti-virus software. One security adviser had described the tweet as being "pointless advice" that would be a "waste of time" to follow.

Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV

Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV

Samsung has reminded owners of its smart TVs that they should be regularly scanning for malware using its built-in virus scanning software.

It's Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People's Faces

It's Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People's Faces

Researchers at the Samsung AI Center in Moscow developed a way to create "living portraits" from a very small dataset—as few as one photograph, in some of their models. The researchers call this few- and one-shot learning, where the model can be trained using just one image to create a convincing, animated portrait.

Samsung Investigates Massive Data Leak -- What You Need To Know

Samsung Investigates Massive Data Leak -- What You Need To Know

That app has now been updated by Samsung, but Hussein says that he had the private token of a user with "full access to all 135 projects on that GitLab."

41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds

41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds

And perhaps people should be concerned — all the major voice assistants, including those from Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung as well as Microsoft, employ humans who review the voice data collected from end users.

Doh! What My Encrypted Drive Can Be Unlocked By Anyone?

Doh! What My Encrypted Drive Can Be Unlocked By Anyone?

The paper outlines that some SSD drives (including Samsung and Crucial) do not actually encrypt the data properly, and that they can be easily by-passed without a system password.

Samsung patents a fingerprint reader that works on the entire screen

Samsung patents a fingerprint reader that works on the entire screen

The first patent showed an implementation of the fingerprint reader on the screen similar to what we see on other smartphones, where only part of the screen can be used as a fingerprint scanner. However, the second patent describes a more advanced fingerprint scanner that uses the full-screen screen and a low-power independent processor.

Schneier on Security

Schneier on Security

In our empirical study, the number of candidate unlock patterns that an attacker must try to authenticate herself to a Samsung S4 Android phone can be reduced by up to 70% using this novel acoustic side-channel.

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

The CEO of Microsoft has repeatedly praised the project, and local media have carried frequent reports on consultations between the Indian government and senior executives from companies like Apple and Google (in addition to South Korean-based Samsung) on how to make tech products Aadhaar-enabled.