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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,...

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...

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...

Blu-Ray Encryption over HDCP cracked with $267 of equipment

11/28/2011, Security researchers have found a way to crack the Blu-Ray encryption while the video content is transiting via an HDMI cable between the player and the television. Normally, the content is encrypted during this trip to prevent piracy using a...

Microsoft refunds Xbox Live phishing scam victims

11/25/2011, Earlier this week it was reported that a large number of Xbox Live users were targeted by a phishing scam. Today, it has been reported that Microsoft is refunding victims who were caught unaware by the phishers. The company has also issued out warnings to...

Samsung introduces the Secu-NFC chip with advanced encryption

11/15/2011, For those who might be worried about the security and safety of conducting NFC transactions, Samsung may be able to alleviate those fears with the introduction of a new NFC chip that is said to have raised the security level for users who conduct payment...

NFC chips can be used to detect counterfeit goods

11/15/2011, NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology that has only started gaining some traction in the country recently, and doesn’t really have too many uses at the moment. But, the number of things you can do with the technology is slowly increasing....