08/29/2011, Are you paranoid about what goes on in your house when there’s nobody at home? Wish there was some way you could monitor what’s going on at home using your iOS device when you’re out of the house? At the moment there are solutions that use your laptop’s or computer’s webcam to stream video footage online but leaving your computer in plain sight is sometimes begging for it to be […]
08/26/2011, Scammers aren’t very nice people, in case you didn’t already know. They’re constantly taking advantage of the uninformed, seizing every opportunity to con a poor soul into revealing their personal details. One of their most common tactics are to take advantage of major events that draw people to their computers, like in this case – Hurricane Irene that’s scheduled to strike tomorrow. Fortunately there’s a solution to the problem of […]
08/26/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re sending an email or text message on your phone, or just surfing the web, and the person sitting next to you can’t help but keep peering over your shoulder? Some of you guys out there may not care, but for others who may be sending sensitive or personal messages or emails, a recently published patent by Apple could take care of that problem […]
08/25/2011, Remember the diabetic hacker, Jay Radcliffe, who exposed the security vulnerabilities of the insulin pump at the recent Black Hat computer security conference earlier this month? Well, Radcliffe thought he’d do the public a favor by informing the manufacturers of the insulin pump about the issue, but it looks like his advice wasn’t taken very seriously, if taken at all. According to the hacker who recently updated the Associated Press […]
08/22/2011, It appears that man in the middle attacks was a hot topic at the DefCon security conference this year, and it seems that researchers, Nickolai Zeldovich and Dina Katabi at MIT have come up with a simple and effective defense that can be implemented in our phones as well as other wireless devices.
08/22/2011, Another day another hack, and this time it’s the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer: Nokia, on the receiving end. A hacker who goes by the name of mrNRG recently broke into the Nokia Developer forum, and defaced it by redirecting anyone who visited it to another page with the following message: LOL, Worlds number 1 mobile company but not spending a dime for a server security! FFS patch your security […]
08/18/2011, What’s tougher than a cookie? A supercookie of course! Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard the term before – even though it’s something most of us encounter on a daily basis, it’s just that we don’t know it. The Wall Street Journal has recently reported that a large number of web services such as Hulu and MSN have been discovered to be using supercookies.
08/16/2011, I am quite sure that all of you have heard about the story of the boy who cried wolf – and perhaps police in Detroit have reached that numbed state since they recently announced that they will require proof of crime before they will actually head off to respond to burglar alarms. This came about after the ridiculously high rate of false 911 calls that requires alarm companies to make […]
08/15/2011, Uh oh, it looks like the hack-fest that happened over the past few months might be starting up again. Back in June we reported about Bethesda’s forums getting hacked, and now the company has reported about another possible security breach that occurred on Friday morning, August 12. The folks at Bethesda sent out an email informing the forum users that they have reset everybody’s passwords just in case they were […]
08/12/2011, Don’t you hate it when you install a program, and it unknowingly installs a browser add-on in your browser for you even though you didn’t select the option to? (Skype, I’m looking at you). Well if you’re a Firefox user, we’ve got some great news. Mozilla has announced that Firefox add-ons won’t simply end their way onto your browser without your approval. Each time the browser starts up, if it […]
08/10/2011, After recent reports of the Indian government’s intentions to strong arm RIM into compromising the security of its BlackBerry devices, it looks like the country is leaving no stone unturned. Recent reports state that India is also requesting for the same permission to private data from services like Skype, Twitter, Facebook and Google.
08/09/2011, Just when we thought that hackers freeing prisoners only happened in the movies, at the recent DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas, researchers revealed that it is possible for hackers to help prisoners escape from prison. They realized this was possible due to an accident that happened a few years ago, which caused all the prison doors in an unnamed prison to open due to a random power surge.
08/09/2011, In terms of smatphone platform market share, it’s no secret that Android is in the lead and in a recent study, it revealed that Android currently controls just over 40% of the smartphone platform market share. RIM in the past might have been one of the big boys but according to recent study the company isn’t doing so well and is on the decline.
08/08/2011, The Facebook Safety Team has just announced that Facebook is adding new security features to the Facebook apps, and Facebook for mobile sites. Facebook’s social reporting is now available from mobile devices, so you can act quicker on content that is associated to you. For example, you can ask Facebook to take action if you don’t like a Facebook photo of you that was uploaded by a third party. This […]