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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...

ATM Industry To Skip Windows 8, Will Wait For Windows 10

06/03/2015, Last year Microsoft officially ended their support for Windows XP. What this meant is that if you didn’t already upgrade to Windows 7 or 8, you wouldn’t get anymore support from Microsoft. This might not be a big deal for regular users, but for...

Software Vulnerability Could Allow Firmware Modifications On Macs

06/01/2015, It seems that if you have a Mac that is older than a year, you could be potentially exposed to zero-day software vulnerability in which hackers could modify the firmware on your computer. This in turn allows a rootkit, a type of malware that is hard to...