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One out of five Macs has malware… Windows malware [research]

04/25/2012, Sophos, a world-leading developer and vendor of security software and hardware, said on Tuesday that a high level of malware has been discovered on Mac computers. Based on the research conducted by the Sophos team, one in every five Mac computers has...

Security flaw discovered in Facebook app for iOS and Android

04/06/2012, A developer by the name of Gareth Wright has recently stumbled across a security flaw on the Facebook app for iOS and Android that could give hackers a way to access your Facebook account and cause quite a bit of mess. According to Wright, the flaw is...

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen’s Identity Gets Stolen

03/28/2012, Identity theft is not something that we are unfamiliar with. With so much details being shared about themselves all over the internet via sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and so many others, more and more people are finding themselves victims of...

‘Password1′ is most popular business password worldwide

03/09/2012, If you own a business, then make sure not only you, but your entire organization – everything that needs and everyone who has a password, will not use ‘Password1′ as the password. This is what we managed to gather from online security...

Heartbeats as passwords?

02/20/2012, They say that the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but could the fastest way into his computer be through his heart? I know, you were blinking there for a moment, but it seems that apart from using facial recognition as another...

Google Bouncer to fight Android malware

02/02/2012, Google has revealed Bouncer, a service that scans Android Market applications to look for patterns  of potentially malicious code. Although Bouncer is being revealed only today, it has been in operation for almost a year as Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of...

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...