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Samsung Keyboard Flaw Leaves Over 600m Devices Open To Attack

06/16/2015, There is the popular saying that you are only as strong as your weakest link. While Samsung might have beefed up phone security with fingerprint sensors and software, it seems that not all their bases have been covered. According to NowSecure mobile...

Amazon Wants To Unlock Your Phone Based On The Shape Of Your Ear

06/15/2015, There are many different ways that one could unlock their phone. You could unlock it using a passcode, fingerprint scanning, iris scanning, pattern unlock, facial scanning, or you could opt for no password at all. However Amazon could be thinking of a new...

Bing To Start Encrypting Search Traffic By Default

06/15/2015, While most of the time our searches tend to be rather innocuous in nature, sometimes you just don’t want people to know what you’re searching for, and if features like incognito mode weren’t enough, Microsoft might have the solution for you. The...

LastPass Suffers Security Breach, Issues Warning To Users

06/15/2015, Many of us use LastPass for an easy way out to avoid the pain of filling our passwords all the time, however, with this news you might want to change your passwords again. The company’s latest blog post spills that there had been some suspicious...

US Navy Wants To Buy Your Software’s Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

06/14/2015, There are plenty of software engineers and hackers out there whose job is to search for a software’s security loopholes, flaws, and zero-day vulnerabilities to patch them before they are discovered and exploited by hackers. Google themselves have such...

FCC Urges Smartphone OEMs To Adopt Anti-Theft Technologies

06/12/2015, Over the years we have seen an improvement in mobile security especially when it comes to smartphone theft. Companies like Apple and Google have made it so that it is harder for thieves to access your data which in turn will deter them. They have also...

iOS Mail Bug Allows Hackers To Launch Phishing Attacks

06/10/2015, If you’re an iOS user who relies on the default Mail app to check your mail, you might want to take extra precaution. It has recently been discovered by security research Jan Soucek (via 9to5Mac) that there exists a bug in the app that could allow a...

iOS 9 Introduces New Security Improvements

06/09/2015, At the moment the passcode to unlock your iPhone can either be done by entering a 4-digit code or using your fingerprints. However it seems that Apple has decided to bump up the security with iOS 9. While the feature was not announced at WWDC, it was...

Syrian Hackers Hack And Deface The US Army’s Website

06/08/2015, It seems that the cyber army in Syria has been very busy hacking the websites of its enemies. A few years ago we saw them hack AnonPlus, and a couple of years ago they also appear to have hacked the US Marines’ website. That being said one would think...

Police To Use Stations As Meeting Places For Online Transactions

06/08/2015, When you’re selling or buying stuff online and the other person wants to meet up, we can’t blame you if you’re a little paranoid that they might try to rob you, kidnap you, or worse. For the most part these meetups tend to be safe although...

Study: Users Willing But Not Happy At Sharing Personal Data

06/04/2015, When we sign up for online services and apps, sometimes we need to provide it with personal data like our names, email addresses, phone numbers, credit card information, addresses, and so on. While these companies promise to protect your data, recent...

Apple Has Plans To Do Away With Spoofing And Phishing Attacks

06/04/2015, For those who might be a bit careless or not particularly tech savvy, you could leave yourself open to phishing attacks. More often than not, there are emails being sent to unsuspecting users asking them to reset their bank password, but these emails...