Category: Mobile Security

Download MVPS HOSTS File Converted to Unix EOLs

Periodically I’ll be doing an ad-hoc deploy of MVPS HOSTS file on a Mac or Android system, and have to improvise a means to accomplish the required conversion from DOS to Unix line termination from the shell prompt.

Posted in Android, Linux, Mobile Security, Privacy

How To Deploy MVPS HOSTS File on an Android Phone

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I have replaced the default HOSTS file on my Android device with the MVPS HOSTS file, a blacklist for blocking advertising, tracking and malware-distributing server names. Installing this blacklist confers the same browsing security, privacy, and performance benefits on my

Posted in Android, Mobile Security, Privacy

Android Device Manager Does Not Work in Internet Explorer

[Edit: As of July 11th it looks like this has been fixed. Android Device Manager is working in Internet Explorer 11 again in my testing. Original discussion follows.] Last night I flashed my phone up to CyanogenMod 11 M8, and

Posted in Android, Mobile Security

CyanogenMod Breaks New Ground on Mobile Privacy

CyanogenMod

While Google, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook are busy bending knee to their government handlers and/or telling marketing departments what color underwear you have on, the incredibly smart and capable developers of the CyanogenMod aftermarket Android distribution are cooking up compelling

Posted in Android, Encryption, Mobile Security, Privacy
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