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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...

PSN Down: Sony Knew Defenses Were Obsolete (Expert)

05/04/2011, Things aren’t getting any better for Sony and its networks (still down): the government is looking into the huge hack of where 100 million Sony user accounts have been (potentially) compromised. According to Security Expert Dr. Gene Spafford, Sony...

Cyber criminals exploit Osama’s death

05/04/2011, While we’ve all been told that Osama has finally been found and killed, a lot of people are unsatisfied with just words and want more proof of his demise. Cyber criminals recognize this and have decided to take exploit this fact and not a day too...

WhisperMonitor – the first dynamic Android firewall released

05/04/2011, Android users who have been worried about the recent surge of private data leaks recently will be glad to know that they have a solution to the problem. Security expert, Moxie Marlinspike has just launched the first dynamic Android firewall today. Called...

Microsoft pushes out Windows Phone 7 security update

05/03/2011, Some of you might have noticed that Microsoft has sent out notifications about a security-focused update for Windows Phone 7. It looks like Microsoft is soldiering on with new updates for Windows Phone 7, despite problems with the updating of Samsung...

ZoneAlarm SocialGuard ready to rock and roll

04/26/2011, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has just announced their latest release, the ZoneAlarm SocialGuard which was specially designed for parents who would want to make sure their kids remain protected from social threats that lurk all over various...

Skype for Android vulnerability fixed

04/20/2011, Remember the Skype for Android vulnerability that was made public by Android Police last week? Skype recognized the issue and announced that they were working on a fix for it. Well it looks like they were pretty quick to their feet because today...

Your Apple device knows where you’ve been, and keeps a log

04/20/2011, In a recent article, Alasdair Allan is discussing the finding that Apple devices powered by iOS 4+ (iPhones, iPads) are recording a log of your location (including a time stamp). This would come as a surprised to most users. It is conceivable that a small...