Removal of the Device Admin API for Android Devices

Vikram Derebail

In December 2017, Google announced that it will deprecate the Device Admin API in the next Android release (Android P), scheduled for 2018 and subsequently, it will be completely removed from the Android 2019 release (Android Q onwards). With the introduction of Android Enterprise features (work-managed device and work profile modes of management) since Android …

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SD Times news digest: Hyperledger bug bounty program, Google Play Protect’s Safe Browsing …

The open-source collaborative effort dedicated to advancing blockchain technology has announced that a new bug bounty program is now open. The program is based off of a private bug bounty the organization has been running for the last six months with HackerOne. HackerOne will continue to lead the public bounty.

Currently, the bounty will solely be focused on Hyperledger Fabric, but the team has plans to add Sawtooth and other projects in the future.

“Security is always an ongoing process of improvement. Thanks to the commitment and professionalism and general good cheer of the Hyperledger community, we have made great strides in the last year. Now with our public bug bounty, we hope to further make good on the open source promise and to deserve the trust our users have in us,” Dave Huseby, Hyperledger Security Maven, wrote in a post.

Facebook reveals GDPR efforts

Coming off the heels of the Cambridge Analytica fallout, Facebook is introducing new privacy experiences for its users. The company says this is part of its effort to comply with the upcoming EU’s General Data Protection Regulation that goes into effect next month.

As part of its new experiences, Facebook will ask users about ads based on data from partners, information in their profile, and face recognition technology. The company will also ask people to agree to its updated terms of service and data policy as well as introduce new tools to access, delete and download information.

“We’re not asking for new rights to collect, use or share your data on Facebook, and we continue to commit that we do not sell information about you to advertisers or other partners. While the substance of our data policy is the same globally, people in the EU will see specific details relevant only to people who live there, like how to contact our Data Protection Officer under GDPR. We want to be clear that there is nothing different about the controls and protections we offer around the world,” the team wrote.

Safe Browsing comes to Android WebView

In an effort to protect users from phishing, malware attacks and other threats, Google has announced Google Play Protect is bringing Safe Browsing to WebView by default. This will go into effect this month with the release of WebView 66.

“Developers of Android apps using WebView no longer have to make any changes to benefit from this protection. Safe Browsing in WebView has been available since Android 8.0 (API level 26), using the same underlying technology as Chrome on Android. When Safe Browsing is triggered, the app will present a warning and receive a network error. Apps built for API level 27 and above can customize this behavior with new APIs for Safe Browsing,” Nate Fischer, software engineer for Google, wrote in a post.

Blazor 0.2.0 released

Microsoft’s experimental web UI framework Blazor is getting a number of new improvements and features in its latest release. Blazor 0.2.0 features the ability to build reusable component libraries, improved syntax for event handling and data binding, the ability to build on save in Visual Studio, conditional attributes and HttpClient improvements.

Since the company launched Blazor a few weeks ago, it says developers have started to use the tool to build real world web apps, integrate it with Raspberry Pi, and perform debugging services.

More information is available here.

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QuickEdit installation failing with error “Your device isn’t compatible with this version”. 

Question: When installing Quick Edit from the Play Store, the application shows the message “Your device isn’t compatible with this version”.

Answer:This is a known issue, related to Google Play Store as Citrix software is not involved in this part of the process. The following are some suggestions


1. Change your screen resolution settings:

* Go to Settings > Display> Screen Resolution and set it to WQHD+ or FHD+ (preferably FHD+).

* [EDIT 12/18]: Note this step is only applicable if your phone supports this screen resolution feature. If it doesn’t, please skip this step!

2. Clear Play Store Cache & Data

* Go to Settings > Applications > Application Manager > All

* Scroll down and tap Google Play Store

* Tap Clear cache (if not visible, you may need to tap “Storage” first)

* Tap Clear Data > Tap OK

3. Try either Option A or B below

* Option A:

* Open the dialer app > Touch the keypad icon

* Dial *#*# checkin #*#* (*#*#2432546#*#*)

* Touch the green phone icon

* If successful, an alert notification will appear in the notification bar a few seconds later.

* Option B:

* Open device Settings > Date & time

* If the phone has the following choices, please un-check them:

* Automatic date & time

* Automatic time zone

* Manually change the date and time, so that they are incorrect (for now)

* Tap the Home Screen button

* Go back to open device Settings > Date & time

* Manually change the date and time, so that they are correct again

* Re-check the boxes for “Automatic time zone” and “Automatic date & time”

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Qucik Edit installation failing with error “Your device isn’t compatible with this version”. 

Question: When installing Quick Edit from the Play Store, the application shows the message “Your device isn’t compatible with this version”.

Answer:This is a known issue, related to Google Play Store as Citrix software is not involved in this part of the process. The following are some suggestions


1. Change your screen resolution settings:

* Go to Settings > Display> Screen Resolution and set it to WQHD+ or FHD+ (preferably FHD+).

* [EDIT 12/18]: Note this step is only applicable if your phone supports this screen resolution feature. If it doesn’t, please skip this step!

2. Clear Play Store Cache & Data

* Go to Settings > Applications > Application Manager > All

* Scroll down and tap Google Play Store

* Tap Clear cache (if not visible, you may need to tap “Storage” first)

* Tap Clear Data > Tap OK

3. Try either Option A or B below

* Option A:

* Open the dialer app > Touch the keypad icon

* Dial *#*# checkin #*#* (*#*#2432546#*#*)

* Touch the green phone icon

* If successful, an alert notification will appear in the notification bar a few seconds later.

* Option B:

* Open device Settings > Date & time

* If the phone has the following choices, please un-check them:

* Automatic date & time

* Automatic time zone

* Manually change the date and time, so that they are incorrect (for now)

* Tap the Home Screen button

* Go back to open device Settings > Date & time

* Manually change the date and time, so that they are correct again

* Re-check the boxes for “Automatic time zone” and “Automatic date & time”

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Unable to sign in with Apple ID after deploying the iOS Restrictions policy with the Restrict App Usage set to “Only allow some apps”

Citrix Recommendation:

iOS Restriction Policy > Restricted App usage:

If you change this setting to Only allow some apps: Before deploying this policy, advise users of devices enrolled using Apple DEP to sign in to their Apple accounts from the Setup Assistant. Otherwise, users might have to disable two-faction authentication on their devices to sign in to their Apple accounts and access allowed apps. Restrictions device policy – https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenmobile/server/policies/restrictions-policy.html#par_anchortitle_e0ce

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Client Property Change for “Three Finger Tap” on SecureHub 10.7.20.

Since on Secure Hub IOS: Users on iOS 11 need to update to version of 11.1 or later before updating Secure Hub to version 10.7.20.

  • Enhancement in DC Automation app to support SMIME
  • Athena authentication changes for XMS
  • Avoid app not designed for Face Id message
  • Three-finger tap (“Reset Application Data”) should be controlled by client property
  • Report back OS upgrade for XME mode

Hence,

With the release of Secure Hub 10.7.20 we now have the option to disable the three finger tap to reset application data in Secure Hub.

Under client properties:

User-added image

To turn ON :

The key should be set to “HIDE_THREE_FINGER_TAP_MENU” and value should be “True”.

If we set to “False” –

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Once users do a sign off and sign on in Secure Hub this setting will take effect.

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“Updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows” Grayed out in Windows 10

Normally products like Office are updated through Windows update. This needs to be enabled in the Windows update settings before it will show any of the non Windows updates.

If the checkbox for “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows” is grayed out and unselectable in Windows 10 then try the following:

First add a version to the OS layer and activate the layer. You can use one of the runipkwin10.cmd scripts to do this. (This can likely be done in the Office layer but this was not tested)

Finalize the OS layer

Now add a version to the Office layer.

Go to run, type gpedit.msc

Navigate to Computer Configurations–Administrative Templates–Windows Components–Windows Update

In the right hand window select ‘Configure Automatic Updates’ — Set it to ‘Not configured’ Click apply.

Now Click on Start–Settings–Update & security–Windows Update, Click on Check for updates, Once it finishes saying ‘Your device is up to date’, Click Advanced options.

‘Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows’ should now be available.


Source for this fix:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/cannot-set-option-to-include-office-updates-in/30d14904-9799-46d1-9279-d2c537a0235a

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