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Mac Defender evolves again

06/01/2011, When the Mac Defender malware first arrived on the block, it caused quite an uproar. When Apple announced that they would be fixing it, a new variation of it popped up, called Mac Guard and could install itself without users having to input their...

New hacking group prepares to destroy Sony

05/31/2011, It’s only been a few weeks since Sony’s hacked PlayStation Network was first restored and now another hacking group is threatening to take down the company’s assets yet again. It’s believed that the hacking group known as LulzSec...

F-Secure For Mac Features Panic Button

05/27/2011, As Mac OS becomes more popular among consumers, another myth is crashing in slow motion: “Macs don’t get malwares and viruses”, and “Mac OS is virus-proof”. Obviously, no OS is anything-proof and for years, Mac users have...

Mac Defender malware for Mac OS X evolves into Mac Guard

05/25/2011, For those of you who are still waiting for the update from Apple to address the Mac Defender malware issue- bad news: a new variant of Mac Defender has recently surfaced online. Now called “Mac Guard”, the latest incarnation of the malware is...

Lockitron turns your phone into a door key

05/18/2011, We’ve seen our fair share of interesting locks and alarm systems around here, but until now we’ve yet to see an app used to unlock a door.  Apigy has released an app for smartphones called Lockitron. Used in conjunction with the Lockitron...

Android Security Fix Coming

05/18/2011, It was previously reported by German security researchers Bastian Könings, Jens Nickels, and Florian Schaub (University of Ulm) that 99.7% of Android phones were vulnerable to snooping and that their data (contacts, calendar) could be accessed by a 3rd...

Facebook attempts to educate its users on app permissions

05/17/2011, How many of you use Facebook on a daily basis? As for those of you who do – do you ever bother taking the time to understand the app permissions before you choose to allow them access? If you do then great, but there is a larger number of folks who...

Dropbox isn’t as safe as you thought

05/13/2011, It has been reported that Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud storage options available, has been charged with an FTC complaint. Apparently the promises of keeping your files encrypted and secure on their servers are a lie, according to Christopher...

Google Chromebooks might not be so secure after all?

05/12/2011, The recently announced Google Chromebooks might have gotten the world to sit up and take notice (especially when Angry Birds is made available for it over the Web!), and depending on which group you are on, there is a very different reason for doing so....

Skype for Mac OS X vulnerability fixed

05/09/2011, If you remember a few days ago, we reported about a bug that was discovered in Skype for Mac OS X? In case you’re not up to speed, a bug was discovered in Skype that allowed users to remotely gain control of another user’s computer just by...

HIDEIN Key protects your data with a USB stick

05/09/2011, If you’ve been looking for a fast, easy, and reliable method to protect your files, sometimes digital encryption isn’t enough. Especially If you’re a fan of using weak passwords, or the same password for everything. How can you protect...

Facebook quietly rolls out privacy update

05/06/2011, Without any fanfare or announcements, Facebook has introduced a new privacy feature that allows users to hide certain types of updates from their walls and the newsfeeds of friends. The feature that has been long requested for is finally here, and there...