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All posts tagged "secure"


Friday, June 17, 2011

Spb Wallet 2.0 comes to Android!

Posted by Don Tolson in "Android Software" @ 09:00 AM

Product Category: Digital Wallet
Manufacturer: Spb Software House
Where to Buy: Android Market
Price: $7USD
System Requirements: Android 2.1 and above; only 'official' ROMS from vendors are supported.
Specifications: Takes approximately 12.5 Mb on the device. Over 60 predefined templates, icons and graphics, access to an online template gallery of over 25,000 different cards. The software will handle an unlimited number of cards and folders, limited only by the amount of available storage.

Pros:

  • Familiar, card-based look and feel;
  • Thousands of existing templates available;
  • Wallet contents are encrypted and password protected.

Cons:

  • Can only sync with existing gmail account;
  • No way to convert (that I could find) existing wallets from other platforms.

Summary: We've reviewed this product on Thoughts Media twice before. Once for the non-touch screen 'Smartphone' platform (remember that?) and then on the Apple iPhone . Readers who have seen those reviews or have used Spb Wallet on the Windows Mobile platform (where it has been available for years) will find this version very familiar and comfortable. The user interface is basically the same, but this version takes advantage of Android-specific capabilities where appropriate. For those who may not have tried Spb Wallet, let's take a look inside. Read more...


Monday, May 23, 2011

Encrypt Your Internet Traffic With SSH Tunnel

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 03:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5803880/how-t...r-android-phone

"When you connect to a public Wi-Fi network, your Android phone is susceptible to the same sorts of attacks as a laptop-as demonstrated by the Android data vulnerability exposed a few days ago. The solution to securing your communication is simple: You have to encrypt it. Here's how to set up an SSH tunnel as a cheap, easy method to encrypt all your Android phone's data."

This is a handy little tip for those of you who find yourself using open public wireless networks often and would like to secure your internet traffic. With just a few "simple" steps you can have your Android device securely connected back to your home computer or a third party SSH server through an SSH tunnel, piping all of your internet traffic out through that connection. This will make it so that no one else on that open WiFi network can capture your traffic and steal your Facebooks. This process does require a rooted device and a third party hosted SSH service or a few things running on your home computer to get going but once you are there you may browse at ease on open public wireless networks.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Hidden Messages, Walkie-Talkie Communications, and Video Calling On Your Android Phone With These Apps

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 08:30 PM

http://andgeeks.com/google-android/...egdroid-882840/

"It’s called StegDroid, and it sends a hidden message along with an audio recording to anyone else using the app. It might sound like a harmless voicemail, but contained is a message that is for your eyes only."

"What do you get when you put voicemail, phone calls, and text messages into an Android App blender? You get HeyTell for Android, which will turn your smartphone into a Walkie Talkie!"

Android phones can truly cover all your communication needs. Here are some apps to help you out. First, if you ever have the need to send secure messages and want them to look like they're not of a sensitive nature now you can. StegDroid will let you record an Ogg Vorbis audio file and hide your message inside it. Just have the person on the other end open the Ogg file using StegDroid and they'll be able to decode your message.

Any ex-Nextel people out there? Do you use those 2 or 5 mile range walkie-talkies to stay in touch with family in other vehicles on a long trip? Take a look at HeyTell. It's an app that gives you instant walkie-talkie communications with another HeyTell user.

Last but not least is Tango. Tango is a free video calling app. It's simple to set up and you can even use it for Android to iPhone calling. Oh yeah, it doesn't require WiFi;)


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