11/15/2011, Huawei, a company known for putting out affordable mobile devices has announced their plans to buy out the remaining 49% stake in their Symantec joint venture. For those unfamiliar, Symantec is a company that specializes in security software for computers, and are probably most famous for their Norton AntiVirus software.
11/10/2011, Earlier this week, Steam’s forums were hacked and they were taken offline in the guise of being under maintenance. However, it turns out that the hackers did more than just breach the forums. According to a statement from Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve, the hackers had managed to gain access to a database with encrypted information.
11/10/2011, Not too long ago the Stuxnet worm was discovered, and it seems that according to security analysts, if not dealt with quickly the Stuxnet worm could be exploited by hackers and allow them to remotely open the doors of maximum security prison.
11/04/2011, Back in September, a security researcher wrote about discovering a flaw in Facebook’s messaging system. In order to bypass the filter that would prevent users from attaching executable files in attachments: all you had to do was rename the executable file with an additional “space” after the .exe. Facebook will then gladly accept the file and send it off to the recipient just like that. The Facebook team was informed […]
11/01/2011, Making sure that your data is safe can be a tricky issue. If you leave it on your hard disk, anybody who steals your computer or hacks into it will gain access to it. If you keep it on the cloud, anybody who hacks the service or obtains your login details can have access to it. How would you solve a problem like this?
10/26/2011, After releasing Lookout for iOS devices, Lookout Mobile Security has updated its Android protection app, this time optimizing it for Android tablets. If you’re looking for a solution to backup your data, locate your tablet when it’s missing or stolen, and manage its security remotely, Lookout for Android tablets is for you. Lookout also acts as an antivirus to help you block malware, spyware, and Trojans, and it can locate your […]
10/21/2011, Parents out there are probably worried about letting their children answer the door, especially since it could be anyone, from your friendly neighbor to a criminal. However with the placement of the peephole being way too high up for most kids, combine that with a child’s natural curiosity and you’ve got yourself a potentially dangerous situation.
10/20/2011, Since yesterday, there has been a lot of fuss over some Siri-related “security flaw” on the iPhone 4S. In case you haven’t been paying attention, people can use Siri on your iPhone 4S to perform certain actions – without having to unlock the device, even if it is locked by a passcode. In this locked iPhone state, Siri can be used to bring up a list of appointments, make calls […]
10/18/2011, One of the most popular security apps for Android phones (also available on BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone), Lookout, has finally made its way over to iOS. And just like its name implies, this multi-purpose app looks out for your phone. Lookout for iOS devices can inform users if their apps are up to date, let them know if they are connected to an unsecure WiFi network, create backups of […]
10/14/2011, 3D printers are great, they have its practical uses and it has its novelty uses, and lately criminals seem to have found malicious use for 3D printers as well. This isn’t really new as back in September, criminals managed to steal more than $400,000 from ATMs using ATM skimmers (which are fitted over ATM card slots and are used to steal debit/credit card information).
10/12/2011, Bad news for folks who use the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment Network: Sony has announced the detection of unauthorized attempts to test a massive number of sign-in IDs and passwords on its networks – approximately 93,000 accounts to be specific. Fortunately most of the login attempts have failed and Sony has managed to prevent anything further from happening by locking out those accounts. The company […]
10/11/2011, A new Twitter phishing scam has been on the rise recently, and this time it takes the form of a direct message from hijacked accounts sending out concerned messages to its followers. The messages are something along the lines of: “I saw a real bad blog about you, you seen this?” with a shortened URL for you to click on. Clicking on it won’t do anything nasty right away, but […]
10/10/2011, In terms of enterprise use, iOS and Blackberry seems to be favored, and curious why, 3LM approached CIOs and asked them why they did not choose Android as their preferred enterprise platform. Their answer was that there were several core features missing along with security concerns that held them back from going with Android. This prompted 3LM to launch their own security platform for Android which is expected to be […]