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Apple Launches A Bug Bounty Program, Offers Up To $200,000

08/05/2016, No software is completely invulnerable to security flaws, and this is why there are companies who offers up bounty programs to developers/hackers who can identify these flaws on their behalf, and in exchange, they get paid a fee for doing so. Apple...

iOS 9.3.4 Released With ‘Important Security Update’

08/04/2016, It was just recently that the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak was released, but it seems that Apple has since managed to patch it in their latest iOS update, iOS 9.3.4. The company has made the update available to iOS users and we reckon it might be worth updating to...

Iris Scanning Will Comes To Samsung’s Mid-Range Phones

08/04/2016, The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recently launched and one of the handset’s features is its iris scanner. So far fingerprint scanning has been the standard for the past few years, but it looks like Samsung has plans to introduce alternative methods and the...

Your Battery Status Could Be Used To Track You Online

08/03/2016, There are many different ways that can be used to track someone online, but have you ever considered battery status as a way to track someone online? If you haven’t, don’t worry as you’re not alone as we’re sure that many have probably not even...

SwiftKey Bug Accidentally Leaks Its Users’ Personal Information

07/29/2016, One of the key features that SwiftKey has going for it would be its text prediction, which for the most part does a pretty decent job. However it seems that recently some users have discovered that SwiftKey has been offering text predictions that are...

Two-Factor Authentication Could Be Coming To WhatsApp

07/29/2016, There are several services and online websites that require users to have two-factor authentication. A good example would be banks where you might be required to key in a one-time code to verify you are who you say who are when making purchases online, or...

Your Deleted WhatsApp Chats Aren’t Completely Deleted

07/29/2016, Thinking that deleting your WhatsApp chat is good enough to erase it from existence? Maybe if you’re trying to hide a conversation from someone not so tech savvy, we guess maybe it could work, but for those who are more skilled, like law enforcement...

Apple Patent Hints At A Button-less Touch ID For The Future

07/28/2016, The physical home button has always been a point of contention amongst iPhone users as it does have the potential to wear out, which can be rather annoying and inconvenient. However if the rumors are true, 2017’s iPhone is said to be ditching the home...

Using A VPN In United Arab Emirates Could Land You In Jail

07/28/2016, There are many people out there who use VPNs not for nefarious reasons, but for simple and innocent reasons, like maybe to access websites that are being blocked by the government, or accessing content that might be geo-restricted, and so on. However it...

Some Wireless Keyboards Found To Be Vulnerable To Snooping

07/27/2016, You know those wireless keyboards that some of you might herald as the next best thing due to its wireless connectivity? Turns out that there are some of them that aren’t as secure as they could be, which means that you as a user could be compromised if...

Security Flaw Discovered In Osram’s Smart Lightbulbs

07/26/2016, The thing about connected objects like smart locks, smart thermostats, smart bulbs, and etc. is that when it comes to the security of these devices, there isn’t exactly an established standard yet, meaning that while some products might be harder to...

Motorola Says They Can’t Commit To Monthly Security Patches

07/26/2016, A report from the other day seemed to refute the initial rumors that Motorola would not be pushing out security updates for its smartphones. It might seem ludicrous that a smartphone OEM would not care about security updates, but as it turns out, the...

SMS-based Two-Factor Authentication Could Be Banned Soon

07/26/2016, SMS-based two-factor authentication is a pretty handy tool when trying to verify a user’s identity. This is because unlike instant messengers like WhatsApp, SMS can be used as long as you are connected to a carrier, meaning that when you don’t have...