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HandBrake For Mac Could Be Hiding A Trojan After Server Breach

05/09/2017, One of the reasons why users are encouraged to download apps from official app stores or from the official developer’s website is because they’re safer. This isn’t to say that third-party download sites are bad, but sometimes there are some who...

Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam Is Making Its Rounds

05/03/2017, If you’ve recently received a Google Docs email from a contact that you know, you might want to clarify with them if they really sent it to you. This is because according to reports, a number of users have been receiving such emails but in reality,...

The Friday Lock Is A Smart Lock With HomeKit Support

05/02/2017, Getting more “smart” components into homes these days is pretty common, and one of the more obvious changes we’ve seen people make to their homes comes in the form of smart locks. Basically these are locks that allow users to unlock their doors...


NSA Halts The Collection Of The Emails Of Americans

04/29/2017, It doesn’t matter if the emails you send are banal or innocent in nature, the fact that the NSA can collect your emails and read them without the need for a warrant has rubbed many people the wrong way, especially American citizens who basically felt...

Galaxy S8’s Iris Scanner To Be Used For Financial Transactions

04/21/2017, One of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that was brought over from the Galaxy Note 7 is the iris scanner, which apparently is said to be more secure than other biometric forms of security such as fingerprints. This is also why it doesn’t surprise...

Over 1,000 InterContinental Hotels Hit By Data Breach

04/20/2017, In recent times we’ve noticed a rather disturbing trend of big name hotels and retailers being hit with data breaches, where customer information like names, emails, home addresses, phone numbers, and in some cases even credit card information have been...

Mastercard Introduces Credit Cards With Fingerprint Scanners

04/20/2017, Depending on the country you are in and the regulations, how your credit card’s security is handled might be different. For example some places might require you to just sign whenever you pay, other places will allow users to use NFC in their credit...

The S-Cradle Turns Old Smartphones Into 350 Degrees Cameras

04/19/2017, The S-Cradle (aka Security Cradle) is an upcoming product from a Korean company called Saintioe. I bumped into them at the Startup Launchpad within the Global Sources electronic expo in Hong Kong, in the Startup Launchpad section. The idea isn’t new,...

Microsoft Enables Phone Sign-In Feature For Microsoft Accounts

04/18/2017, Different websites and services sometimes require different styles of passwords. For example some websites might be quite relaxed and simply require a password that’s 6-12 characters long. However some services, especially banking services, might...

Analyst Thinks iPhone 8 Without Touch ID Is A Possibility

04/17/2017, Ever since Apple introduced Touch ID in the iPhone 5s, the feature has become a staple in pretty much every iPhone released since then. It has found its way onto the iPad and also the 2016 MacBook Pros, but according to analyst Andy Hargreaves of Pacific...

Airbnb’s New Security Tools Will Help Prevent Account Takeovers

04/16/2017, Operating an Airbnb means that you have to be OK with the idea of strangers living in your home, which also means that there is also a chance that they could leave your home damaged or maybe even steal stuff. We suppose that’s just the risk one has to...