Posts Tagged ‘SMS’
Yikes! HTC handsets home to a nasty security flaw? [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 11:29 Written by LoganDX Monday, 3 October 2011 07:00
Own a Android running HTC cell phone? You might want to pay attention here. A security vulnerability has apparently been discovered by Android Police. The flaw is giving everyday apps the ability to peer into the device’s user info and stats. Info like email addresses, SMS data, encoded data, recent GPS coordinates, system logs, phone numbers and even more! Any app that requests permission to access android.permission.INTERNET would be able to exploit the hole in the wall. It all stems from a set of logging tools packed in with a recent update from HTC.
The good thing is HTC is already on point investigating the problem, issuing the following statement. ”HTC takes our customers’ security very seriously, and we are working to investigate this claim as quickly as possible. We will provide an update as soon as we’re able to determine the accuracy of the claim and what steps, if any, need to be taken.” Granted most of us have heard the “very seriously” comment too many times to take it with a straight face but we can hope HTC fixes this nasty bug quickly. There is a quick fix for users with a rooted device by removing HTCloggers but nothing as of yet for a stock handset. Watch the video to see the exploit in action.
AT&T Customers Get 1,000 Free Rollover Minutes
Last Updated on Friday, 2 September 2011 10:19 Written by baldalbino Friday, 2 September 2011 05:00
In an unusual move, AT&T is giving its customers 1,000 free rollover minutes but is not saying why. The message is coming through on a text message but actually is legit! All you need to do is respond “Yes” to the text message prior to September 7th in order to get the free minutes. AT&T does state in the tet message that it their way of saying thanks to their customers.
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Woman Writes A Book; In It, 12 Years Of Text Messages
Last Updated on Friday, 15 July 2011 05:24 Written by Adam Warren Friday, 15 July 2011 04:00
Why? That’s all I really want to know, why would you record 12 years of your personal text messages then write a book containing those texts, and why would you buy it? Apparently, Tracey Moberly felt the need to save, what she thinks, some of the most interesting texts she sent/received. So the book shouldn’t be as boring as I make it sound, it’s not just texts, Tracey fills in some of the book with her own personal thoughts on certain subjects and art she’s done over that same time to help get the point across.
Sure, a lot of things have happened in the last twelve years and some of those are major. Over a decade of texts compiled into a book would be a crazy time capsule full of how these people dealt with trials and tribulations. But it also will be full of text speak and early ’00 slang, I can see it now. Want to wager on how many of those messages have some form of “WASSSSSSSUUUUUUP” in them? I think a far more interesting version of this book would be an audio version, narrated by John Cleese. Daniel Craig would read all the guy texts and Kate Beckinsale could do the chick ones. Seriously, just imagine a Monty Python intro then Bond saying “U Up?’ followed by Kate’s sexy voice purring out “Yeah, Y?” Now that’s a seller! Will you pick up the book Text Me Up! and if so will you be able to finish it without dunking your cell phone in the toilet?
Skype Adds Video Chat to Its Android App.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2011 03:18 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 30 June 2011 03:18
Do you like to video Skype but depressed about the lack of video on your Android powered phone? Well guess what, your day is here! Today Skype updated their Android app so power users can chat on the go over your Wifi and 3G connection to pretty much any other Skype user out there. Although you must be running Android 2.3 or higher, have a front facing camera, a supported handset and only make one on one calls. No multi video for you industrious geeks!
Beyond that, those Skype folks touched up the regular front end of the app for those us stuck on Android 2.2. The main menu is new, allowing for easier access to contacts, to muck around with the personal bits on your profile, check your Skype Credit balance and use the dial pad to make calls. For those that like to share, there’s a handy mood box to tell your friends whats going on in your world. Oh yeah and you can send SMS messages from the app!