Xperia Xa2 Family Gets April 2020 Security Patches (50.2.a.3.55)

Xperia XA2 family gets April 2020 security patches (50.2.A.3.55)

Sony is rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia XA2 range (XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra) – the first firmware update that the handsets have seen in over five months. The new update moves the build number from 50.2.A.3.22 to version 50.2.A.3.55, adding the 1 April 2020 Google Android security updates. This is a minor update, with no other tangible improvements reported.

Xperia 10 And 10 Plus Gets January 2020 Security Patches

Xperia 10 and 10 Plus gets January 2020 security patches

Sony's 2019 mid-rangers, the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus have received a new firmware update that moves the build number from 53.0.A.14.28 to version 53.0.A.14.47. This is a minor update that adds the 1 January 2020 Android security patch. It's only a small update, with no other changes noted. If you've updated please let us know your impressions below.

Xperia 1 And Xperia 5 Get January 2020 Security Patches

Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 get January 2020 security patches

Sony is rolling out 1 January 2020 Android security patches to the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 smartphones. Both phones have received new firmware that moves the build number from 55.1.A.0.748 to version 55.1.A.3.49. Sony does not include any changelogs, which remains a frustration, but there do not look like there are any other changes. If you have updated, please let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Panasonic's Homehawk Floor Is A Security Camera Disguised As Lamp

Panasonic's HomeHawk Floor Is A Security Camera Disguised As Lamp

Most of the time, you can actually see the security cameras around you – unless someone wants to have a discrete camera hidden somewhere.

A discrete setup may not be convenient enough and land you in legal trouble later. However, if you want to have a discrete security camera at your home that blends in as a decor item, it would be a great choice to have.

Security Center For Olympics To Open In March

Security center for Olympics to open in March

The Japanese government has decided to move up the schedule for establishing a command center to handle cyber security. The change comes in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Officials from the Cabinet Secretariat, the National Police Agency and others met on Monday to discuss how to enhance cyber security ahead of the Games.

Android Security Flaw Allows Apps To Spy On Users Through Their Camera And Microphones

Android Security Flaw Allows Apps To Spy On Users Through Their Camera And Microphones

Recently, iOS users with Facebook installed had a bit of a privacy and security scare when it was discovered that due to a bug in the app, it would launch the phone’s camera in the background while the app was being used. The issue has since been patched, but now it looks like it’s Android’s turn to suffer from a similar vulnerability.

However, in this instance it has nothing to do with Facebook, but rather it is an issue with Android in which according to security firm Checkmarx, they have discovered a security flaw that allows apps to potentially use the user’s camera and microphone to secretly make recordings without the user’s knowledge.

Xperia Xz2/xz3 Family Gets November 2019 Security Patches; Xperia 1 With October Patches

Xperia XZ2/XZ3 family gets November 2019 security patches; Xperia 1 with October patches

Sony Mobile has updated a few handsets in recent weeks. First off, the current flagship, the Xperia 1, has seen its firmware update move to build number 55.0.A.10.26. This update brings the October 2019 Android security patches, although it's surprising why we haven't seen an update with the November patches – maybe Sony is contemplating Android 10, although it is keeping quiet about an official release date for now.

Security Tightened For Imperial Procession

Security tightened for Imperial procession

Tokyo police are stepping up security for the Imperial procession taking place later on Sunday to mark Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has set up a "top security division" under the leadership of its chief. About 26,000 officers, including 3,000 from other prefectures, are being mobilized.

Tokyo Police Step Up Security For Imperial Parade

Tokyo police step up security for Imperial parade

Japanese police have stepped up security in central Tokyo before Sunday's Imperial procession marking Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

Crowds of people are expected along the parade route stretching from the Imperial Palace to the Akasaka residence.