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OS X “Rootpipe” Security Flaw Has Yet To Be Fixed

04/21/2015, Last year security researchers discovered a security flaw in OS X which only affected those running OS X Yosemite. Apple later released an update that supposedly fixed the issue, but according to a report from Objective-See (via ZDNet), it seems that the...

Over 1,500 iOS Apps Are Susceptible To Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

04/20/2015, It is largely thought that iOS devices are secure, but we suppose apps and services that run on the platform are only as secure as the developers make them to be. Recently it has been discovered that over 1,500 iOS apps contain a HTTPS-crippling...

What Elite Hackers Do Upon Encountering An iMac

04/19/2015, When reading about malware and hacks on computers, most of the time it involves Windows-based machines. This isn’t to say that other platforms and computers, like Apple’s OS X, aren’t immune to hacks or viruses, it’s just that all this stuff...

Kaspersky’s New Tool Lets Victims Unlock Ransomware

04/14/2015, For those who are unfamiliar with ransomware, basically it is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing certain files or features on your computer unless you were to pay the hacker money to unlock it. We suppose you could think of it as...

China Accused Of Launching Cyber Attacks In Asia

04/12/2015, While China might have gotten a bad rep as being a censorship-heavy country in Asia, it also seems that they have gotten the reputation as being pretty aggressive hackers as well. Recently a report from security firm FireEye (via TechCrunch) has revealed...

Scientists Create Secure Communications By Slowing Down Light

04/09/2015, Have you always wanted a more secure way of transmitting your information and not be worried about it being intercepted or eavesdropped along the way? While there are various security measures available at the moment, such as encryption, scientists at the...

Family Shocked To Find Images From Their Nanny Cam Online

04/07/2015, As if horror movies didn’t make nanny cams and webcams scary enough, here’s a real-life horror story for you. According to a report from KTTC, a family in Minnesota were shocked when they discovered that images from their nanny cam were posted online...

7-year Old Boy Bypasses Apple’s Touch ID Security

04/06/2015, Touch ID is supposed to be Apple’s answer to smartphone theft prevention and to protect the contents of your device. Supposedly the feature is pretty secure and apart from a report and claim here and there, the security of Touch ID appears to be pretty...

Google Cut Android Malware Installs By 50% In 2014

04/02/2015, Due to the relative ease of uploading apps onto the Google Play Store, not to mention the myriad of third-party app stores, it is easy for hackers and malicious developers to create harmful apps that might spy, steal information, or wreak havoc on the...

Metropolitan Police Allowed SSL Cert To Expire In Digital Blunder

04/02/2015, While we do know that everyone – individuals or corporations alike, will make mistakes since no one is perfect, some mistakes are a whole lot more embarrassing than the rest. The Metropolitan Police, for instance, has allowed its SSL certificate to...

Coding Website GitHub Hit With DDoS Attack, China Suspected

03/29/2015, Over in China censorship of certain content online and speaking out against the government are activities that the authorities over there don’t look upon favorably, which is why it isn’t surprising to find popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter,...

Cisco Shipping Products To Alternate Addresses To Avoid The NSA

03/23/2015, When the Snowden reports surfaced, one of the revelations was how the NSA had reportedly intercepted security equipment on the way to companies, installed backdoors in them, before sending them on their way. This allowed the NSA to hack and monitor...

How To Protect PDF Files (With Passwords, Free & Paid Methods)

03/22/2015, PDF files are quite common these days, being used for both business and personal use. It comes with different features and functions, including Graphics, page order, Carpool working, etc. which are quite handy in many fields. This is the reason why it is...

Yahoo Wants To Do Away With Traditional Passwords

03/16/2015, Passwords can be guessed and they can be hacked, which is why more companies are turning to two-factor authentication as a means to increase security to websites and services. However despite two-factor authentication being one of the ways of remaining...