Since he first realized a paper-cup phone gives a better signal when covered in tin foil, Damjan has known that his future will be connected to communications and encryption. A SIGINT specialist and counterintelligence expert here at KommandoTech, Damjan is on a constant hunt for the best smartphones and other communication devices. In his spare time he enjoys beer, parties, and music.
Android security flaw allowed unauthorized video recording
On November 19, cybersecurity firm Checkmarx revealed that months earlier it had uncovered an Android flaw allowing attackers to record and access audio and video through a smartphone without the user’s knowledge. Checkmarx notified Google about the flaw in July and it has since been fixed. How
Apple removes apps after researchers unearth 42 vaping deaths
On Friday, November 15, Apple announced that it is pulling all 181 vape-related apps from the Apple Store. Vaping became popular as a healthy alternative to smoking. Recent research suggests the practice is at least as dangerous, however. Apple’s move comes in the wake of growing public concern
Google adds RCS features to updated Messenger app
Google is rolling out proprietary improvements to the outdated Android messaging system. After nearly two years of struggling with American carriers to make Rich Communication Services the new standard for messaging, Google has decided to implement RCS compatibility in its own messaging software.
Motorola Just Announced Its Foldable Phone: Motorola Razr
Another thing you didn’t know you wanted but the marketing experts did: Flip phones are making a comeback. Slated for availability in the first quarter of 2020, Motorola’s Razr is the latest entry in what has suddenly become a crowded market. The foldable phone will sell for an estimated $1,5
Facebook’s new Viewpoints app pays users for completing surveys
Facebook launched Viewpoints, an app that will reward users for filling out surveys, testing new products, and more.  The opening act is called the “Well-Being Survey,” and it’s meant to help Facebook “limit the negative impacts of social media and enhance the benefits.” The survey tak
Change your age in real time with Snapchat’s new Time Machine Lens
Smartphone users can now choose the age they appear in Snapchat photos. Snapchat’s new Time Machine lens lets users change their apparent age using a simple slider. Like other lenses, it’s an augmented-reality enhancement that lets users add 3D details to photos, changing the look of objects,
Nvidia Watcher Previews New High-End Graphics Card
Leaked details of a next-generation graphics card suggest that Nvidia is working on a successor to the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti that will challenge the top-of-the-line Titan RTX in performance.  According to tweets from Nvidia expert kopite7kimi, Nvidia plans to harness the full power of the Turing a
Mobile Killed the PC Star: Mobile Gaming Statistics for 2020
Games have been on mobile phones forever. From simple games like Tetris and Snake to mobile versions of Fortnite and Hearthstone, the smartphone is undeniably a gaming platform. It’s an unlikely result. Smartphones don’t have keyboards, much less joysticks. Gamers crave wall-size screens, not
Cybercrime Statistics That Will Make You Change Your Password
Modern developments cause modern problems. Ten years ago, our biggest cybercrime concern was not to use an infected USBs we borrowed from friends and colleagues. Fast-forward a few years and cyber criminals are raking in trillions and are capable of shutting down core industries. According to cyb
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