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Security Researcher Calls Mac Security Tools “Trivial”

04/24/2015, Are Macs “safer” than Windows-based PCs? That seems to be the common belief despite the fact that there have been several times when Macs were exhibiting some severe security flaws. That being said, this isn’t to say that Apple hasn’t been trying...

Security Flaw For Android-based Fingerprint Systems Exposed

04/23/2015, These days it is becoming more common for Android OEMs to introduce fingerprint sensors to their smartphones, especially after seeing the success Apple has enjoyed with Touch ID after the release of the iPhone 5s. However it seems that in their haste to...

“No iOS Zone” Vulnerability Lets Hackers Crash iOS Devices

04/22/2015, It has been suggested many times in the past that connecting to public WiFi might not necessarily be a great idea as it could potentially allow hackers access to your device. This might be especially true for iOS devices as researchers from Skycure have...

OS X “Rootpipe” Security Flaw Has Yet To Be Fixed

04/21/2015, Last year security researchers discovered a security flaw in OS X which only affected those running OS X Yosemite. Apple later released an update that supposedly fixed the issue, but according to a report from Objective-See (via ZDNet), it seems that the...

Over 1,500 iOS Apps Are Susceptible To Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

04/20/2015, It is largely thought that iOS devices are secure, but we suppose apps and services that run on the platform are only as secure as the developers make them to be. Recently it has been discovered that over 1,500 iOS apps contain a HTTPS-crippling...

What Elite Hackers Do Upon Encountering An iMac

04/19/2015, When reading about malware and hacks on computers, most of the time it involves Windows-based machines. This isn’t to say that other platforms and computers, like Apple’s OS X, aren’t immune to hacks or viruses, it’s just that all this stuff...

Kaspersky’s New Tool Lets Victims Unlock Ransomware

04/14/2015, For those who are unfamiliar with ransomware, basically it is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing certain files or features on your computer unless you were to pay the hacker money to unlock it. We suppose you could think of it as...

China Accused Of Launching Cyber Attacks In Asia

04/12/2015, While China might have gotten a bad rep as being a censorship-heavy country in Asia, it also seems that they have gotten the reputation as being pretty aggressive hackers as well. Recently a report from security firm FireEye (via TechCrunch) has revealed...

Scientists Create Secure Communications By Slowing Down Light

04/09/2015, Have you always wanted a more secure way of transmitting your information and not be worried about it being intercepted or eavesdropped along the way? While there are various security measures available at the moment, such as encryption, scientists at the...

Family Shocked To Find Images From Their Nanny Cam Online

04/07/2015, As if horror movies didn’t make nanny cams and webcams scary enough, here’s a real-life horror story for you. According to a report from KTTC, a family in Minnesota were shocked when they discovered that images from their nanny cam were posted online...

7-year Old Boy Bypasses Apple’s Touch ID Security

04/06/2015, Touch ID is supposed to be Apple’s answer to smartphone theft prevention and to protect the contents of your device. Supposedly the feature is pretty secure and apart from a report and claim here and there, the security of Touch ID appears to be pretty...

Google Cut Android Malware Installs By 50% In 2014

04/02/2015, Due to the relative ease of uploading apps onto the Google Play Store, not to mention the myriad of third-party app stores, it is easy for hackers and malicious developers to create harmful apps that might spy, steal information, or wreak havoc on the...

Metropolitan Police Allowed SSL Cert To Expire In Digital Blunder

04/02/2015, While we do know that everyone – individuals or corporations alike, will make mistakes since no one is perfect, some mistakes are a whole lot more embarrassing than the rest. The Metropolitan Police, for instance, has allowed its SSL certificate to...

Coding Website GitHub Hit With DDoS Attack, China Suspected

03/29/2015, Over in China censorship of certain content online and speaking out against the government are activities that the authorities over there don’t look upon favorably, which is why it isn’t surprising to find popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter,...