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Heartbeats as passwords?

02/20/2012, They say that the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but could the fastest way into his computer be through his heart? I know, you were blinking there for a moment, but it seems that apart from using facial recognition as another...

Google Bouncer to fight Android malware

02/02/2012, Google has revealed Bouncer, a service that scans Android Market applications to look for patterns  of potentially malicious code. Although Bouncer is being revealed only today, it has been in operation for almost a year as Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of...

Google Sesame: an alternative way to login

01/16/2012, While our phones are great for accessing Google services, nothing beats the experience of doing it on a desktop computer especially when you have to edit documents or spreadsheets in Google Docs. But what if you’re not at home and only have access...

Zappos hacked: 24 million accounts compromised

01/16/2012, Bad news for Zappos customers – Zappos has announced that it was the target of a cyber attack that gained access to its internal network and the accounts of its 24 million users. It was mentioned that no credit card numbers were revealed in the breach,...

Ramnit worm steals 45,000 Facebook logins

01/05/2012, Ramnit is a worm that is better known in financial industry circles, but just like how economic performance of any country will affect the lives of the everyday man on the street, so too, has the Ramnit work which has set its sights on Facebook accounts...

New phishing scam targets Apple users

12/27/2011, If you own an AppleID account, be sure to look out for a well-crafted phishing scam that’s been going over the past week. The phishing emails were reported to have been sent out on or around Christmas day, and attempts to fool people into giving...

Windows 8 will feature picture passwords

12/23/2011, So far when it comes to authenticating ourselves to our own computers, we have the password which is typed in, facial recognition via the computer’s webcam, and even thumbprint scanning, but what about picture passwords? Well if that is the first time...

Car seats that can prevent grand theft auto

12/21/2011, If you think that the current slew of car security systems fail to impress you, this new car security system from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo might just do the trick. Some researchers have come up with a special seat that can...

Windows 8 to make password management easier

12/16/2011, With so many passwords to remember and with different websites requiring different styles of passwords, i.e. alphanumeric, with a mixture of uppercase and lowercase, a minimum 6/8/10 characters, etc, short of actually writing them down, there are times...

Haptic code entry to replace PIN codes at ATMs?

12/13/2011, One of the drawbacks of using the ATM to withdraw money is the lack of security – people can easily watch you enter your PIN code if they stand next to you or to your side. Well, some folks over at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology...

Crypteks USB protects your data physically and digitally

11/30/2011, If you’re the type that carries around with you sensitive information, there’s a Kickstarter project that you might be interested in checking out. It’s called the Crypteks USB drive and it will combine not just digital encryption, but provides a...

RIM’s Mobile Fusion device management software announced

11/29/2011, RIM has just announced their latest piece of software – the Mobile Fusion device management software that will offer security options to the Android and iPhone platforms. From the first quarter of 2012 onwards, RIM’s new software will enable...