security

  1. D

    Thread Questions about Android security

    Hey eveyone, Since I wanna talk about security rather than just my phone, I figured posting here wouldn't be a problem. Please move the thread if needed. I had a problem with my Galaxy S20+ a few days ago that I detailed here, but a tl,dr is : tried to force update via Smart Switch, update...
  2. vpnsentry

    Thread VPN/Sentry is finally back!

    VPN/Sentry Virtual private network with firewall Features Encrypt all the internet traffic leaving your device Allow or block internet traffic per app or address Simple to use while still offering advanced features Encrypting internet traffic can help to: prevent man-in-the-middle attacks...
  3. S

    Thread Question Android 12 updates / security

    Hey all. Not sure how many people are using this phone regularly, but I'm curious what all of your experiences have been like with this phone. When's the last time you got a security update? Are you still running Android 11? I'm still on 11, no update ever arrived to me for 12, and I'm still on...
  4. M

    Thread Can the OP7P vendor security patch be updated past Feb 1, 2022?

    I"m running the official LOS 18.1, installed from the lineageos.com site. I installed it earlier in the year. Now that the 7 Pro has moved to official OOS12 I thought it would be a good time to update the vendor files from the final official OOS 11 release, 11.0.9.1. The About menu on the phone...
  5. Buhaj47

    Thread "Unroot" a device with LineageOS

    I am rocking an S9+ with official software and it stopped receiving security updates. I am thinking of rooting the device and installing a custom OS, like LineageOS, but then I or apps will have access to the root folder, and that might be an issue for some banking apps. Is it possible to...
  6. lukaspieper

    Thread [App][7.0+][Early Access] Truvark - modern file encryption

    Truvark is a modern file encryption app for Android. You might be wondering why building another vault app as there are already a lot of options. The difference is that Truvark is built around security by design and privacy by default. To proof that I take that serious, this is an offline app...
  7. PHANX0M

    Thread [CLOSED] Is Unlocked Bootloader Easier to Crack/How to Secure?

    In what ways does having an unlocked bootloader make it easier for governments and (other) criminals to get into your device or data? Lots of people say "naaaaa it's not less secure, unlock your bootloader man... the data is ENCRYPTED" I know back in the day someone could just flash TWRP and...
  8. PHANX0M

    Thread IS UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER LESS SECURE/HOW TO MAKE SECURE?

    In what ways does having an unlocked bootloader make it easier for governments and (other) criminals to get into your device or data? Lots of people say "naaaaa it's not less secure, unlock your bootloader man... the data is ENCRYPTED" I know back in the day someone could just flash TWRP and...
  9. PHANX0M

    Thread Secure while bootloader unlock

    I have a few questions about being secure and things with the bootloader, and stuff like that. #1: Is there anyway to be secure or thiefproof or even law enforcement proof with an unlocked bootloader? #2: How does encryption work on Android. It Full disk encryption forced on by default, because...
  10. Mike-mei

    Thread Greater App Security with Face Verification

    Identity verification is among the primary contributors to mobile app security. Considering that face data is unique for each person, it has been utilized to develop a major branch of identity verification: face recognition. Face recognition has been widely applied in services we use every day...
  11. C

    Thread I change everything but again Instagram knows it's me !!!!

    Hi guys, I change my device, my public dynamic IP address, account, username, password, email, browser, app, cookies and everything and again Instagram knows it's me, and my question was do you know that can IG spot public dynamic IPs are coming from the same person or they know me another way...
  12. greekfragma

    Thread Stock ROM vs Custom for my parent. Simple use, less complicated

    Hello everyone. :) I just got a used Mi 8 for my mother to replace her very old android 8 device with 1gb of ram. This old flagship with SD845 and 6gb ram will be a shock to handle and I hope it will server her well for at least 3-4 years more. Condition of device was perfect and also battery...
  13. csjhun

    Thread VLOG-29 fingerprint issue

    Hi guys, yeah its an old phone but i have a new issue which is greatly ignored by Huawei. The fingerprint identification gone from phone. I tried to restart, open-close oem lock, reinstall phone, factory reset so on. Some of that is done multiple times. Still cannot get it back. If anyone fixed...
  14. K0mraid3

    Thread Magnetic Hardware UART/BROM/EDL etc protection

    Just finished a Proto build, and wanted some feedback: Hear me out, and give me feedback where applicable: Electromagnet based Hardware Gatekeepers for UART/Brom/EDL and other protected sys elements that should only be accessed at factory or dev level. How? Electromagnets can be "programmed"...
  15. G

    Thread [SM-T510] Unable to disable device policy.

    I work for my company's IT department, and was recently tasked with factory resetting two SM-T510 tablets. The problem is that I cannot access developer settings because of the device policy. I believe their device policy still thinks it is being governed by my company's Microsoft Endpoint...
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    Thread Question Brand new S22 Ultra i think hacked from factory ?

    just got my S22 Ultra and noticed these lines in the kmsg log <4>[ 0.000000][ T0] [Firmware Bug]: Kernel image misaligned at boot, please fix your bootloader! but more worrying is this log entry <4>[ 0.000000][ T0] ********************************************************** <4>[...
  17. Mike-mei

    Thread How to Help College Students Avoid Phone Scams

    As the start of the new academic year approaches, many college students will be leaving their parents to start college life. However, a lack of experience makes it easy for college students to become victims of electronic fraud such as phone scams. The start of the new academic year is often a...
  18. V

    Thread [Script] Brave Browser Hardener.

    Hello. Made a script that hardens, Improve security, privacy and performance of Brave browser on windows by changing brave://flags settings automatically. You can choose from three categories : 1.Security. 2.Privacy. 3.Performance. Here is the script in action...
  19. A

    Thread What Android module/process cause apk install to get stuck ?

    General question about android tablet. allow installing from other resources is enabled . but installing any apk never finish, it keep saying "installing" Is there an android process or security module that can be disabled to let the installation finish ?
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    Thread Custom Rom with SELinux deactivated not secure?

    Hi, although I read here and there that SELinux is important for the security/privacy of a phone, I was still never 100% sure. So can someone, who knows a thing or two about security of a phone/custom-rom/android tell me if I should install a custom rom from xda like LineageOS-unofficial with...
  21. D

    Thread Application that denies clipboard access to some apps? Who was the first developer to release?

    In a world where privacy is so exploited an app with this functionality would be very useful, there are many "spy apps", most of the time we need to copy some sensitive data through the clipboard, I heard news about the beta version of Android 12 with this functionality. But the verdict is: is...
  22. GalaxyA325G

    Thread What are the security ramifications of changing your GSFID to foil fingerprinting?

    What are the security ramifications of changing your GSFID to foil fingerprinting? After much googling and multiple failures, I have finally managed to change my supposedly permanent GSF ID (Google services framework ID) without needing to be rooted (and without having to factory reset the...
  23. GurgMar

    Thread Smartphone security

    Hi all, I apologize in advance if this question is not in the right section. I wanted to get some advice about phone hacking protection, I have Android. I am especially worried about hacking accounts in social networks, which I access from my phone. Can you please tell me if you use additional...
  24. GalaxyA325G

    Thread Is there an existing app that will tell you the important Android versions?

    Is there an existing app that will tell you the score of most important Android versions in a single output page (or set of pages)? What I'm seeking is what EVERYONE needs, which doesn't exist to my knowledge yet, and certainly it's not in the Android 12 settings menu. Settings > About phone >...
  25. A

    Thread Jumbo - Privacy + Security.

    A personal assistant to protect your privacy online. - Google Play. - App Store.
  26. J

    Thread Can hacked phone expose my SMS to the hacker?

    I am concerned : if my phone was hacked that the hacker could read important SMS messages ( one time password for example). can that happen?
  27. Paras Lehana

    Thread Question [GUIDE] Device Settings Menu | Part III - Display, Lock screen, Biometrics, Security, Safety

    Device Settings Menu Guide, Tips & Discussions Part 3 - Display, Lock screen, Biometrics and security, Safety If you're new to this series or want to see the index, please read the Introductory Post first. Display Dark mode settings: I have kept it 'Turn on as scheduled' with 'sunset to...
  28. Truepixelowner

    Thread Camera Access

    Hi , Today I was switching from one app to another on my pixel 4a , to be specific Google app to Spotify , suddenly I notice camera Access on the notification bar in the form of a green icon I later went to permissions manager to check if something recently used my camera but nothing did...
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    Thread Question Privacy-based ROM for Edge 20 FUSION

    Hi, Long time lurker, first-time poster .. I recently gifted myself a Motorola Edge 20 Fusion, and although it comes with Stock Android, I want to DE-GOOGLE it.. I'm thinking of installing a Privacy/Security focused Custom ROM, such as LineageOS, GrapheneOS or CalyxOS.. The trouble is, I'm...
  30. E

    Thread [APP][4.0.3+] AdWall - Adblock & Firewall

    Adblock, traffic control, save money and battery AdWall is free adblock tool that blocks ads in apps, games, browsers and has a built-in firewall for Internet access control in your apps. ROOT not required! Fast Internet AdWall increases download speed by blocking unnecessary content...
  31. Cyndaquissshhh

    Thread Is it possible to disable "Verify apps over USB" using an ADB command?

    Is it? I was thinking about security thingies on Android and this question popped up in my mind. Is it possible?
  32. S

    Thread Java security certificate error on my device.. Pls help me to solve this...

    I have installed a new app(Track My Trails) on my phone today . When I'm trying to login the following error occurs (screenshot). Searched over internet and found that it maybe caused by the certificates in my device. Can I solve this by installing CA certificate ? Then how can I get the...
  33. P

    Thread Question XiaomiEU MIUI-13 and anti-fraud-feature trouble?

    Hi everyone! Is anyone already using XiaomiEU MIUI-13 and experienced problems with Vanced-Youtube, GCam or (Nord)VPN? The reason I am asking is as follows: https://news.tvs-24.com/technology/amp/186549 or...
  34. A

    Thread Question Help! My friend's Galaxy S21 Ultra is locked by scammer.

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to help out a friend whose phone is now locked by a scammer. 1. My friend has online store at Shop*e (One of the largest E-Commerce apps in South East Asia). The scammer called, claiming they're from Shop*e, and described some of the data of my friend's store in Shop*e...
  35. noidodroid

    Thread Samsung Galaxy Achieve J337P EFS Backup - For Repairs

    Here is my j337p EFS backup I got from a fellow XDA member here a while back but was unable to use because I never finished building TWRP for this j337p model. Enjoy! J337P EFS Repair file https://ufile.io/ik1hz8jk
  36. D

    Thread Question App to view and disable services and receivers.

    On my note 9 I had a fantastic app that would let me disable specific services, broadcast receivers, activities or the entire app. I can't remember what it was called but it's definitely not package disabler pro. Also this app didn't require adb or root. Any help would be appreciated.
  37. A

    Thread Android 11 - Lock Screen Display locked from casting

    The question is probably clear from the title but I would like to explain. What and why I want I forget my mobile most of the time at my home when I go outside, but surely take my PC. So I take remote control of my mobile (Android 11) from my PC using AnyDesk Software. Considering nobody else...
  38. N

    Thread How to apply Android Security Patches to a Custom Rom?

    Hi everyone, I've used Android-based custom roms for years on many of my devices. Now, I am only able to find one old Lineage OS 14 build for a rare, old tablet that I have. The Android version is not a huge issue, as many Apps still support 7 and lower and the system itself runs reasonably...
  39. C

    Thread Risks of having an unlocked bootloader

    Hello guys, This is my first thread on XDA forum. I just bought Xiaomi device (Poco X3 Pro Global) a few days ago. So this is my first time to try custom rom, I searched what I'm trying to do, I'd like to make sure whether what I understand is correct or not since I'm totally new on custom rom...
  40. D

    Thread Unknown application consumes mobile data

    For some time I have discovered an unknown application on my cell phone that consumes mobile data. This application cannot be deactivated or uninstalled, it only appears in the list of applications that consume mobile data, nor does it offer details of what times it connects, only the...
  41. D

    Thread Unknown application consumes mobile data

    For some time I have discovered an unknown application on my cell phone that consumes mobile data. This application cannot be deactivated or uninstalled, it only appears in the list of applications that consume mobile data, nor does it offer details of what times it connects, only the...
  42. Oswald Boelcke

    Thread Scripts to enhance privacy and security on macOS

    Really nice collection of scripts that can enhance privacy and security on macOS. All are reasonable and not like some 1-click-tools, where you don't know what they do. https://privacy.sexy/
  43. Oswald Boelcke

    Thread Scripts to enhance privacy and security on Windows

    Really nice collection of scripts that can enhance privacy and security on Windows. All are reasonable and not like some 1-click-tools, where you don't know what they do. https://privacy.sexy/
  44. optimumpro

    Thread [ROM][11.0_r62]JAGUAR ONEPLUS 8T OFFICIAL V27 Updated December 7, 2022

    TELEGRAM CHANNEL ADDED: HERE TELEGRAM CHAT GROUP: HERE See important discussion about Kernel Updates and Security: here Jaguar is available on locked bootloader with working root (Magisk) VERSION 19 FIXES SAFETYNET ISSUES WHEN USING MAGISK 24.3 See complete instructions Here You can actually...
  45. U

    Thread Cellular & other radio in offline/plane mode

    Hi so i am quite curious what happens if you put an Android phone (in this case a S21 Ultra Exynos) in offline/airplane mode with only wifi enabled and no sim card. I am quite privacy concerned and normaly use a pixel 4 with graphen, but since a few months i need a phone with more power and...
  46. shahrukh.sk

    Thread Looking for help with backing up an android device

    I have an android 9 device which has got broken screen but the phone is very much alive. Its developer settings are on but USB debugging is off. Screen is locked with a numeric pin that I do remember. ADB shows it as unauthorized device. I have family photos in it that I want to backup(I had no...
  47. optimumpro

    Thread [ROM][11.0_r62]JAGUAR ONEPLUS 8 OFFICIAL V27 Updated December 6, 2022

    TELEGRAM CHANNEL ADDED: HERE TELEGRAM CHAT GROUP: HERE See important discussion about Kernel Updates and Security: here Jaguar is available on locked bootloader with working root (Magisk) VERSION 19 FIXES SAFETYNET PASSING (WITH MAGISK 24.3) See detailed instructions here You can actually...
  48. DrRoxxo

    Thread Question Am I hacked?

    I have just received a brand newT mobile SM-A326U, Samsung galaxy A32 5G USA variant today from the mobiles website. I immediately updated to the newest security and software patch as I have been having issues with security lately imsci catcher, remote code injection, forwarding calls and texts...
  49. the_dudebro

    Thread Security Issue - "Syncing Messages"

    I used to work for a large tech company. I installed the security software on my phone and gave permissions to enable me to accept email shortly after starting a new position with new management. My phone began acting interestingly (as did my superior and those who would have access to my...
  50. V

    Thread protect ADB with fingerprint

    Hello, is there any way to protect the adb debugging with biometrics? I'm afraid that someone could steal all my cat memes if they get a physical access to my phone and enable Developer Tools -> Android Debugging.