egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2011 at 09:00 am

Concerned About Your Certs? This App Should Help…

Do you know how sometimes your computer tells you that you are going into an either trusted or non trusted site? Ever wonder how it does this? Well, as it turns out, there are certain certificates that are stored in your computer, which, when provided with the correct keys,will determine if the site is secure or not. Recently, there have been a few incidents where flash cerificates are downloaded to your computer or smartphone which will validate non trusted sites. So, the first thung that would pop in your head would be to try and get rid of said certificates, right? But, how can this be done on Android? To answer this and many other questions, XDA member remzicavdar released a tool in the market that will allow you to manually remove these certs from your rooted device. Rather useful for those of you security conscious individuals out there.

The app seems to be in testing phases and there are a few mixed reports on whether it works well or not. Please give it a go and report back to the dev to see if this works well or not. Make sure that you state which device and Android version you have.

A certificate is a digitally signed statement from one entity (person, company, etc.), saying that the public key (and some other information) of some other entity has a particular value. (SeeCertificates.) When data is digitally signed, the signature can be verified to check the data integrity and authenticity. Integrity means that the data has not been modified or tampered with, andauthenticity means the data indeed comes from whoever claims to have created and signed it.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Emil Kako · Feb 1, 2015 at 02:54 pm · no comments

Good Games to Show off Graphics on My Phone?

Mobile games may not be ready to replace your consoles, but they have seen incredible improvements over the years. What are some of your favorite graphic-intensive games to show off how powerful your device is?

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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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