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Apple’s Restricted USB Mode Might Have Already Been Beaten

06/15/2018, The other day Apple confirmed that they were including a new feature in iOS 12 in the form of a restricted USB mode. Basically what this does is that it prevents (or tries to) devices from connecting to an iPhone that has not been unlocked for the past...

Researchers Find That Cortana Can Be Used To Hack Windows 10 PCs

06/13/2018, Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant that they have bundled with its Windows operating system. It is designed to help users accomplish various tasks, although it also seems to suffer from a bug that could allow hackers to actually use Cortana to...


Apple Confirms iOS 12 Will Disable Law Enforcement’s Access

06/13/2018, In recent times we’ve been hearing about how law enforcement agencies have managed to get their hands on software and hardware that grants them access to locked iPhones. This comes on the heels of Apple refusing unlock iPhones belonging to suspects (at...

OnePlus 6 Bootloader Vulnerability Discovered, Fix Incoming

06/10/2018, If there is a reason why some Android manufacturers choose to the lock the bootloaders on their devices, it would be to prevent outside code from being flashed onto the handset, which in theory should keep the device secure. Unfortunately a gate is only...

Researchers Create Wireless Transmitter That Could Thwart Hackers

06/08/2018, It is often said that you probably should not connect to a public WiFi network if you’re looking to conduct sensitive transactions, such as transferring money or viewing confidential documents. This is because due to the openness of public WiFi, there...

iOS 12 Lets Face ID Support Two Different Faces

06/06/2018, Unlike Touch ID in which users could register multiple fingerprints and even fingerprints of other users, Face ID was not designed that way. Even Apple claimed that Face ID was not designed to support multiple users presumably due to security reasons....

Apple Testing Feature That Could Beat Police iPhone Unlockers

06/05/2018, Some of you might have heard that several law enforcement agencies have managed to get their hands on devices that can supposedly unlock iPhones without the need for Apple’s help. Unsurprisingly this is something that Apple isn’t too thrilled about,...

AOSP Hints At Native Face Authentication In Android

06/01/2018, For the most part, fingerprints are the de facto security option when it comes to smartphones, at least as far as biometrics are concerned. However we’re starting to see more manufacturers explore different options, such as Samsung with their iris...

Steam’s Desktop Client Had A Bug That Existed For 10 Years

06/01/2018, During the software development process, depending on the way the software has been coded, it can leave itself open to exploits by hackers who are familiar with the coding process and know how to take advantage of the system’s weakness. No software is...

Netgear Advising Arlo Customers To Change Their Passwords

05/28/2018, Home security devices like security cameras are meant to keep our homes safe, but who’s going to keep the cameras safe? The onus falls onto the company behind those devices, and unfortunately for those who are using Netgear’s Arlo security systems, it...

iPhone Users Can Now use YubiKey For Authentication Purposes

05/24/2018, Right now the majority of our online services and accounts use a username and password combo as a security measure. It’s not a perfect system as we have seen in numerous security breaches in the past, which is where two-factor authentication comes into...