Tag Archives: Android

Google Pixel with file access issues after January 2024 GPSU; rollout halted

[German]Google Pixel smartphone users are complaining of issues after installing a Google Play Security Update (GPSU) for Android from January 2024. There are problems accessing files, which is apparently so serious that Google has suspended this Google Play Security Update. … Continue reading

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Operating system/Windows share (December 2023)

[German]I haven't reported about it for a while, but it's time to take a quick look at the figures for operating system distribution on the desktop and, in particular, Microsoft Windows distribution and distribution across all devices. Advertising

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Firefox for Android gets over 400 extensions in December 2023

[German]The developers at Mozilla have just announced that they will be giving users of the Firefox browser on Android over 400 extensions by December 14, 2023. This should greatly enhance the Firefox app on Android if the extensions deliver what … Continue reading

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Android: Microsoft Teams accounts may not be usable

[German]I'll bring up some information as a separate post. In the past, there was a case where users may not have been able to use their Microsoft Teams accounts on all Android devices certified for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft has declared … Continue reading

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No Teams chat on Android since September 2023

[German]Microsoft offers its Microsoft Teams client both on the desktop and for mobile devices. The MS Teams client on Android has the shortcoming that it does not support chats. A reader pointed this out to me by email. I'll post … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy A51: Smartphone hangs after update in Odin mode "AVB Fail"

[German]It looks to me as if a software update (OTA update) has been "bricking" Samsung Galaxy A51 series devices since the beginning of November 2023. The devices remain stuck in Odin mode with the message "AVB Fail" during or after … Continue reading

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Bypass malware detection in Google Play Store with Dynamic Code Loading

[German]If anyone is wondering why malware is repeatedly found in Android apps that are quite officially available in the Google Play Store, there is an explanation. Google's security team has now confirmed that attackers are using dynamic code loading to … Continue reading

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Support for Android 4.4 ends

Short information for users of older Android devices: Google has announced that it will stop supporting API levels 19 and 20 (that is Android Kitkat 4.4) in August 2023. This means that this operating system, which still runs on just … Continue reading

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Two file manager apps in Google Play Store transfer data to China

[German]Unpleasant story that once again shows that apps should be viewed with great caution and used with restraint. Security researchers have discovered two apps in the Google Play Store that contain spyware that sends data directly to China. Apps like … Continue reading

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Pixie song "Where is my Mind" let Google's Pixel alarms fail …

[German]Sounds bizarre, is bizarre and unfortunately true. When users have a certain song played, the Alam function of the Google Pixel Android smartphones fails. The background is that the assistant then responds to the lyrics of the song "Where is … Continue reading

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