New Updates Add August 2019 Security Patches To A Range Of Xperia Phones

New updates add August 2019 security patches to a range of Xperia phones

Sony Mobile has recently been rolling out a number of firmware updates to its smartphone portfolio, adding August 2019 Android security patches in the process. Sony has released new firmware to a number of handsets including the latest Xperia 1 flagship (55.0.A.6.16), and Xperia 10 mid-rangers (53.0.A.8.71).

Xperia Xz Premium And Xz1 Family Get July 2019 Security Patch (47.2.a.10.107)

Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 family get July 2019 security patch (47.2.A.10.107)

A number of Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium owners have been wondering recently if their phones would receive any further updates. The last update arrived nearly two months ago in mid-June with build number 47.2.A.10.80. Well, Sony is indeed rolling out a new firmware update, moving the build number to version 47.2.A.10.107.

Kyoani Attack Suspect Seen In Security Cameras

KyoAni attack suspect seen in security cameras

Security footage appears to show the suspect in the deadly arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio walking around the scene before the incident. Police suspect he was waiting for an opportunity to carry out the attack.

Police apprehended 41-year-old Shinji Aoba at the scene of Thursday's attack. He is being treated in hospital for burns.

Xperia 1 Gets July 2019 Security Patches (55.0.a.2.314)

Xperia 1 gets July 2019 security patches (55.0.A.2.314)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia 1 flagship, which moves the build number from 55.0.A.2.278 to version 55.0.A.2.314. The update adds the July 2019 Android security patches. It is currently live on the dual SIM variant of the Xperia 1 (J9110), but should shortly arrive on the single SIM versions too (J8110, J8170).

Xperia Xz2 And Xz3 Get July 2019 Security Patches (52.0.a.8.107)

Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 get July 2019 security patches (52.0.A.8.107)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium and Xperia XZ3 which adds the July 2019 Android security patches. The new firmware moves the build number from 52.0.A.8.83 to version 52.0.A.8.107. No other changes have been noticed, but if you have updated, please let us know your impressions below.

Seven Eleven Pledges Tighter Security For 7pay App

Seven Eleven pledges tighter security for 7pay app

The operator of Seven-Eleven Japan convenience stores has pledged to enhance the security of its new cashless payment service in the aftermath of a major fraud case.

About 900 customers who used the smartphone app "7pay" were the victims of a scam that fleeced them out of around 500,000 dollars.

White House: Trump, Abe Discuss Trade, Security

White House: Trump, Abe discuss trade, security

The White House says US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to seek mutually beneficial bilateral trade. They also discussed North Korea and Iran.

The two leaders held talks in Osaka on Friday morning on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Abe, Modi Agree To Strengthen Security Cooperation

Abe, Modi agree to strengthen security cooperation

The prime ministers of Japan and India have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the security sector.

Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held their 13th summit on Thursday afternoon in Osaka on the eve of the opening of the G20 meeting there.

Suga: Japan-us Security Treaty Is Balanced

Suga: Japan-US security treaty is balanced

The Japanese government's top spokesperson says the obligations of Japan and the United States are balanced under the bilateral security treaty and the agreement is not one-sided.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the comment to reporters on Thursday when asked about US President Donald Trump's remarks expressing displeasure over the pact.

Security Tightened In Osaka Ahead Of G20 Summit

Security tightened in Osaka ahead of G20 summit

Railway operators in western Japan have stepped up security at train stations ahead of the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osaka.

Coin-operated lockers and trash cans were shut down at major stations in Osaka Prefecture on Monday -- four days before the start of the meeting.

Security Camera Footage Leads To Suspect's Arrest

Security camera footage leads to suspect's arrest

Footage from a series of security cameras has led to the arrest of a man who allegedly attacked a police officer and took his loaded handgun in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, on Sunday.

Police say Yujiro Iimori appeared at a supermarket in Suita City about two and a half hours after the attack. The store is roughly five kilometers north of the crime scene.

Suga Vows To Increase G20 Security

Suga vows to increase G20 security

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has pledged to step up security measures ahead of the Group of 20 summit next week, following an alleged attack on a police officer in Osaka in which his loaded gun was stolen.

Suga said on Monday that the serious incident has created fear among both residents of the area and others. He added that investigators are working to determine the motive and background of the crime.

Android Phones Can Be Used As 2fa Security Key On Ios

Android Phones Can Be Used As 2FA Security Key On iOS


It was back in April this year that Google enabled Android devices running version 7.0 and up to effectively double as a physical security key for accessing Google services like Gmail. The company is now expanding the same ability to iOS. This means that an Android device can now be used as a physical two factor authentication security key to verify log-ins made on iOS devices.

When the feature was first launched in this year, it only worked with Windows 10, macOS, and Chrome OS devices. However, the process is a bit different on iOS compared to these devices. It doesn’t use Chrome to communicate with the device, it Android device will use the Smart Lock app from Google instead.