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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...

1Password Gets A 40% Discount In Wake Of LastPass Acquisition

10/11/2015, As some of you guys have heard over the weekend, popular password manager LastPass was recently acquired by remote-access service LogMeIn. While the resources from LogMeIn will no doubt help to further develop the password manager, there are probably some...

LogMeIn Acquires LastPass For $125 Million

10/09/2015, If you have a ton of passwords to remember and you’d rather not write them down on a piece of paper or notebook, then password managers might be a tool you could be interested in. However if you do use password managers like LastPass, you may or may not...

Apple Removing iOS Ad Blockers That Install Root Certificates

10/09/2015, Ad blockers are a huge deal for iOS. Prior to iOS 9, only Android had the ability to install ad blockers on its phone, but with the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS users finally have a legitimate means of doing so. That being...

Hackers Use Fake LinkedIn Profiles Used To Scout Potential Targets

10/08/2015, From time to time you might notice a new friend request pop up on Facebook, or you might see a new follower on Instagram or Twitter, or someone who wants to connect with you on LinkedIn. Sometimes these are spam accounts used to send you advertisements...

Chinese Hackers Breach LoopPay, Samsung Pay Not Affected

10/07/2015, For those unfamiliar, LoopPay is the service that powers Samsung’s mobile payments service, Samsung Pay. According to a recent report by the New York Times, it seems that hackers in China have managed to breach LoopPay, throwing everyone into a frenzy...

BlackBerry Challenges Apple To Smartphone Security

10/01/2015, When it comes to mobile security and despite BlackBerry’s extremely low market share, many still associate such security with BlackBerry’s platform. In fact there are many high-profile figures and governments around the world that still relies on...

15 Million T-Mobile Customers Affected By Experian Hack

10/01/2015, If you are a T-Mobile customers, we have some bad news for you. One of the carrier’s partners, Experian, has recently had its servers hacked and in turn, T-Mobile’s customer data has been breached. It has been estimated that because of the hack, about...

Chip-based Credit Cards Start Rolling Out In The US

09/30/2015, We have all seen and heard about credit card fraud before, where your credit card details like its number could be stolen, or your card replicated thanks to skimmers that will copy the magnetic strip on the back of the card. However the good news is that...

Blackphone 2 Now Available In North America For $800

09/28/2015, If you’re in the market for a secure smartphone that will protect you against hackers and people trying to snoop in on your privacy, you might be familiar with Silent Circle’s Blackphone series. Now just last month the company started taking...

Hilton Investigating Claims That They Were Hacked

09/28/2015, If you have recently shopped at a Hilton gift shop or maybe eaten at one of their restaurants in the US, you might want to keep an eye out on your credit card activities. According to security researcher Brian Krebs (via Reuters), he alleges that Visa had...