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Easily Hacked Smart Kettle Highlights IoT’s Security Issues

10/23/2015, Connected devices like smart thermostats, smart washing machines, smart locks, smart fridges, and etc. are all great ideas. The idea of being able to remotely turn them on, set them on a schedule, adjust themselves based on your needs, and so on are huge...

Malware On Macs Reaches An All-Time High

10/21/2015, Mac computers have typically been known to not have as many malware/virus issues compared to Windows. This isn’t to say that the OS X platform built by Apple is invulnerable, it’s just that there aren’t as many viruses or malware that have targeted...

Google Will Provide More Info On Why It Blocked Certain Websites

10/21/2015, We’re sure many of you guys have surfaced the web and at some point, encountered an error message from Google in the form of a big red page, warning you not to proceed as there is a chance the site could install some kind of malware on your computer, or...

Fitbit Trackers Can Apparently Be Hacked In 10 Seconds [Update]

10/21/2015, Update – Fitbit’s full statement can be found below. If you have a Fitbit tracker, here’s a bit of troubling news. According to security research Axelle Apvrille, it seems that Fitbit’s series of fitness trackers have a vulnerability that...

BlackBerry Explains How The Priv Makes Android More Secure

10/20/2015, When it comes to smartphone security, there is a reason why governments and companies around the world still choose BlackBerry. However with BlackBerry turning to Android with the BlackBerry Priv, the question is can they still maintain their security...

Nexus 5X Fingerprint VS iPhone 6s Touch ID

10/20/2015, When Google launched the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, they basically launched two Nexus handsets that feature fingerprint scanners, the first of any Nexus device. Now from what we saw in an earlier video, it turns out that the Nexus 5X’s fingerprint scanner...

Facebook Will Now Notify You If Your Account’s Been Compromised

10/18/2015, We’re pretty sure more often than not you have heard about Facebook accounts being hacked. This is sometimes due to the use of poor passwords, or because of phishing attempts where you accidentally give away your Facebook login credentials. That being...

LG Found To Be Top OEM For Issuing Android Security Patches

10/14/2015, When it comes to choosing a smartphone brand, there are many things to take into consideration. Of course the obvious ones would be things like price, hardware specs and features, and design. However there are also other things to consider like its...

This “USB Killer” Can Fry Your Computer’s Innards

10/14/2015, As USB flash drives are plugged into multiple computers all the time, it’s usually a good idea to ensure that it remains virus free. However it seems that in the case of the USB Killer, even the strongest anti-virus software won’t be able to stop it...

Video Shows Nexus 5X Fingerprint Sensor To Be Very Responsive

10/14/2015, With the launch of the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, these are basically the first two Google devices that will officially incorporate a fingerprint sensor that takes advantage of the security feature built into Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now in the past we...

Apple Patent Shows Touch ID-like Sensor For MacBooks

10/13/2015, Touch ID is the fingerprint system employed by Apple on their iOS devices. Now if you’re thinking (like the rest of us) that Touch ID would make great sense on Apple’s MacBooks, it seems that the Cupertino company agrees. A recently published patent...

LINE Messaging App Adds End-To-End Encryption

10/13/2015, In the recent years we have started to see more developers of messaging apps introduce more security features, like WhatsApp who has started to encrypt user data by default. While encryption is no doubt a welcome feature, there are some who aren’t too...

US Government Will No Longer Push For User’s Encrypted Data

10/11/2015, Last year Google and Apple (and other companies) made some changes to the way encryption was handled. Instead of Google and Apple holding the keys to the encryption, they gave the keys to their customers. What this meant is that law enforcement agencies...