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Huawei to buyout Symantec’s stake in their joint venture

11/15/2011, Huawei, a company known for putting out affordable mobile devices has announced their plans to buy out the remaining 49% stake in their Symantec joint venture. For those unfamiliar, Symantec is a company that specializes in security software for...

Steam hacked: credit card and personal information compromised

11/10/2011, Earlier this week, Steam’s forums were hacked and they were taken offline in the guise of being under maintenance. However, it turns out that the hackers did more than just breach the forums. According to a statement from Gabe Newell, co-founder of...

Facebook silently fixes security flaw

11/04/2011, Back in September, a security researcher wrote about discovering a flaw in Facebook’s messaging system. In order to bypass the filter that would prevent users from attaching executable files in attachments: all you had to do was rename the...

Cloud Shredder keeps your files secure

11/01/2011, Making sure that your data is safe can be a tricky issue. If you leave it on your hard disk, anybody who steals your computer or hacks into it will gain access to it. If you keep it on the cloud, anybody who hacks the service or obtains your login details...

Lookout Mobile Security now keeps your Android tablet safe

10/26/2011, After releasing Lookout for iOS devices, Lookout Mobile Security has updated its Android protection app, this time optimizing it for Android tablets. If you’re looking for a solution to backup your data, locate your tablet when it’s missing...

“Who is out there” is a kid-friendly peephole

10/21/2011, Parents out there are probably worried about letting their children answer the door, especially since it could be anyone, from your friendly neighbor to a criminal. However with the placement of the peephole being way too high up for most kids, combine...

Siri Security: How to Lock It Down

10/20/2011, Since yesterday, there has been a lot of fuss over some Siri-related “security flaw” on the iPhone 4S. In case you haven’t been paying attention, people can use Siri on your iPhone 4S to perform certain actions – without having to...

Lookout for iOS devices available now

10/18/2011, One of the most popular security apps for Android phones (also available on BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone), Lookout, has finally made its way over to iOS. And just like its name implies, this multi-purpose app looks out for your phone. Lookout for iOS...

Criminals find use for 3D printers

10/14/2011, 3D printers are great, they have its practical uses and it has its novelty uses, and lately criminals seem to have found malicious use for 3D printers as well. This isn’t really new as back in September, criminals managed to steal more than $400,000...

Verizon makes changes to its privacy policy

10/13/2011, For Verizon customers: just in case you haven’t noticed or haven’t bothered to pay attention, the carrier has recently made a significant change to its privacy policy for mobile users this week. Its privacy policy now mentions that in order to...

Twitter phishing scam pretends to be concerned about you

10/11/2011, A new Twitter phishing scam has been on the rise recently, and this time it takes the form of a direct message from hijacked accounts sending out concerned messages to its followers. The messages are something along the lines of: “I saw a real bad...

3LM launches Android mobile security platform this week

10/10/2011, In terms of enterprise use, iOS and Blackberry seems to be favored, and curious why, 3LM approached CIOs and asked them why they did not choose Android as their preferred enterprise platform. Their answer was that there were several core features missing...