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Amazon tightens security after hacking scandal

08/08/2012, Security is a vital part of our life. That’s why when we heard that Mat Honan’s iCloud account was hacked on Monday this week, we immediately followed the story. Apple was quick to respond by freezing the functionality to allow Apple ID...

Private WiFi beta 3.2 Hands-On

08/03/2012, There is no shortage of WiFi hacks horror stories, but free hotspots are just too convenient to ignore, so most people, including me, often connect at random places without worrying too much about the potential hacks that can happen. That’s exactly...

Morcut malware opens a backdoor in Mac OS X

07/26/2012, It sure feels like malware on Mac computers are getting a lot of attention recently. On the eve of Mac OS X Mountain Lion’s launch, a new malware was discovered by some researchers. Known as Morcut or Crisis, this malware arrives in a file named...

Facebook expands Bug Bounty program

07/26/2012, Remember Facebook’s Bug Bounty program, which was launched last year to reward researchers who find holes in the social network? Well, Facebook announced today that it will be expanding the scope of its Bug Bounty program. Not only are researchers...

NFC-enabled Android and Nokia phones vulnerable to hijacking

07/25/2012, Thought NFC is a relatively unused feature in this side of the world, there is no reason for it to be left as it is. As proven by a smartphone hacker named Charlie Miller. The hacker recently found a way to take advantage of the NFC capabilities of the...

Apple to make its first appearance at Black Hat 2012

07/24/2012, Cool things are indeed happening right now at the Black Hat 2012 conference in Las Vegas. But soon things will heat up, particularly this coming July 26, as Apple’s Platform Security Manager Dallas De Atley is scheduled to discuss key security...

Zyvex Marine’s LRV-17 is designed to counter pirate attacks

07/20/2012, Zyvex Marine, a division of Zyvex Technologies and developer of nanotech lightweight boats, has launched its latest creation – the LRV-17. The LRV-17 is a 17-meter advanced Long Range Vessel that is built for speeds of up to 40 knots with a range of...

Lowe’s launches Iris

07/19/2012, Remember AlertMe, the folks behind the Remote Heating Control? Well it looks like they’ve moved on from gas monitors to home security. Using the AlertMe connected home platform, Iris, a Lowe’s service, will let home owners monitor and control...

Open Home WiFi Access Led to SWAT Raid on Innocent Family Home

06/29/2012, In Evansville, Indiana, a Police SWAT team has executed a search warrant on a home in full tactical gears. The reason: threats perpetrated against local Police forces over the internet, threatening the officers lives, their family, including the mention...

Surge in Yahoo Mail Spam?

06/29/2012, It has been reported that some Yahoo Mail account users are seeing a surge in email SPAM. This is a relatively new development because although GMail remains the best player in town for SPAM filtering, Yahoo Mail wasn’t so bad – especially...