BlackBerry has announced that its Android security app DTEK has received an update in the Google Play Store. The app works with BlackBerry's three Android powered handsets, theBlackBerry Priv, theBlackBerry DTEK50 and theBlackBerry DTEK60. The DTEK app monitors how secure each handset is, and rates the protection Excellent , Fair or Poor. Obviously, the goal for each user is to have his unit rated as highly as possible.
Some of the things that will determine the rating include how strong or weak the passwords are that protect each user's information. Making sure that data is encrypted and a lock screen is in place will also improve the score. Users can also find out where their security is lacking, and make the changes to fix it.
Today, an update has been disseminated to the DTEK app that includes "'bug fixes and improvements." As plain as that sounds, there is some talk that the update actually corrects a very serious bug in DTEK that we told you about last month. That bug results in the DTEK app telling users that their handset has a serious issue with the operating system, even though there is absolutely no problem. With the bug, DTEK ranks the security of affected phones as being "poor," with the safety of the operating system being "compromised."
Exterminating this bug obviously would be a major bit of news for those who use the DTEK app. If users can't trust the security status that their phone receives according to DTEK, how could they know what improvements, if any, need to be made to sure up security on their handset?
To update the app, open the Google Play Store and tap on the hamburger menu at the top left of the screen. Then tap on My apps & games. Scroll down to DTEK, and click on update.