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Apple patent suggests privacy glasses

08/26/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re sending an email or text message on your phone, or just surfing the web, and the person sitting next to you can’t help but keep peering over your shoulder? Some of you guys out there may not care, but for others...

Insulin pump maker ignores hacker’s warnings

08/25/2011, Remember the diabetic hacker, Jay Radcliffe, who exposed the security vulnerabilities of the insulin pump at the recent Black Hat computer security conference earlier this month? Well, Radcliffe thought he’d do the public a favor by informing the...

New method to defend against “man in the middle” attacks

08/22/2011, It appears that man in the middle attacks was a hot topic at the DefCon security conference this year, and it seems that researchers, Nickolai Zeldovich and Dina Katabi at MIT have come up with a simple and effective defense that can be implemented in our...

Nokia Developer forum hacked

08/22/2011, Another day another hack, and this time it’s the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer: Nokia, on the receiving end.  A hacker who goes by the name of mrNRG recently broke into the Nokia Developer forum, and defaced it by redirecting...

Mozilla Firefox to automatically block unwanted add-ons

08/12/2011, Don’t you hate it when you install a program, and it unknowingly installs a browser add-on in your browser for you even though you didn’t select the option to? (Skype, I’m looking at you). Well if you’re a Firefox user, we’ve...

India wants to monitor Google and Skype as well

08/10/2011, After recent reports of the Indian government’s intentions to strong arm RIM into compromising the security of its BlackBerry devices, it looks like the country is leaving no stone unturned. Recent reports state that India is also requesting for the...

Hackers can help inmates break out of prison

08/09/2011,   Just when we thought that hackers freeing prisoners only happened in the movies, at the recent DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas, researchers revealed that it is possible for hackers to help prisoners escape from prison. They realized this was...

Android Network Toolkit app turns anyone into a hacker

08/08/2011, Ever wondered what it’s like to be a hacker? You’re probably curious as to what the fuss is all about and why people hack for fun and now there’s an app on Android that allows you to do just that. Called Android Network Toolkit, or Anti for short,...

#Antisec hackers release 10GB of law enforcement data

08/07/2011, After releasing the details of over 7,000 law enforcement officers last week, it looks like Anonymous is back again, this time with the help of Lulzsec. In their latest Antisec move: the two hacking groups have hacked over 70 law enforcement agencies and...

Google Chrome OS successfully hacked

08/05/2011, One of Google’s Chrome OS strongest selling points was the fact that it had much better built-in security than other operating systems. The OS split up between different hard drive partitions: one swap partition, one encrypted user partition and one...

Insulin pumps and blood-sugar monitors aren’t safe from hackers

08/04/2011, If you’re a diabetic living with the aid of an insulin pump and a blood-sugar monitor, running out of batteries with no replacements handy might be your worst nightmare, but a recent report from a security researcher states tells us we might have...