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FBI Director Wants You To Cover Up Your Webcam

09/15/2016, Would it be ironic that the man who lambasted Apple and Google’s encryption efforts and for trying to set a precedent by asking Apple to unlock an iPhone, is giving the public advice on how to protect their privacy? That’s pretty much what FBI...

Xiaomi Mi 5s Could Feature Qualcomm’s Sense ID Technology

09/14/2016, Right now fingerprint security is still one of the more favored forms of biometric security. Samsung looks like they might be interested in shifting the discussion to iris scanning, but for now it’s safe to say that fingerprint scanning is still more...

Security Researcher Tracks Down Scammer And Messaged His Mom

09/13/2016, Scammers usually get away with what they do because their victims don’t know what to do, and to be honest, the police usually have bigger fish to fry than to track down the guy who scammed you out of $10 on eBay. However in the past, we have seen how...

Apple Files Trademark For ‘Iris Engine’

09/06/2016, It has been a few years since Apple introduced fingerprint sensors to its iPhones, prompting manufacturers around the world to follow suit. While Samsung has adopted the technology as well, the company is hoping to set a new standard with iris scanners...

HSBC Wants To Use Selfies As Verification

09/06/2016, When it comes to security, banks certainly don’t take it lightly, which is why many banks around the world have various methods of verifying their customers. For example some banks use dongles that issue one-time codes to verify logins and transactions....

Fingerprint Support Could Be Coming To Chrome OS

09/06/2016, Back in the day, alphanumeric passwords used to be one of the ways we protected our phones and computers. These days they are still being used, but we are starting to see biometric security becoming commonplace, such as fingerprint scanners and if...

Apple Issues OS X Security Patch For Zero Day Vulnerability

09/02/2016, If you guys can recall, there was a zero day vulnerability discovered within iOS that prompted Apple to issue an emergency security update that patched iOS to iOS 9.3.5, something that you definitely should download if you haven’t done so already. It...

German Minister Wants Facial Recognition Systems At Airports

08/22/2016, We’re sure you guys have seen movies like Mission Impossible or Bourne where the government keeps tabs on its citizens through surveillance cameras, which not only records the movements of people, but can also recognize faces like that of persons of...

Verizon Issues Security Patch For The Galaxy Note 7

08/19/2016, As much as we would love to have everything be perfect on launch day, obviously that would be a near impossible feat to pull off as something usually pops up. The good news is that there does not appear to be any issue with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, at...

Fingerprint Sensors To Be On More Than 50% Of Smartphones In 2017

08/18/2016, Remember back in the day of features phones where securing a phone was basically a combination of button presses (more of an unlock protection than security feature)? Then later we got passcodes, and with Android phones, we also got other security...

BlackBerry Patches Quadrooter Vulnerability On The PRIV & DTEK50

08/16/2016, Earlier this month it was reported that phones sporting a Qualcomm chipset had a security vulnerability called Quadrooter. Qualcomm themselves have since patched it and have released that patch to OEMs so that they can fix their phones, so now the ball is...

Researchers Think Apple Should Replace iMessage’s Encryption

08/14/2016, A lot of messenger apps these days are touting their security features. For example WhatsApp promises end-to-end encryption. However if you are more of an iMessage user, it would seem that researchers at Johns Hopkins University are suggesting that maybe...