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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...

Russian-made YotaPhone Lets The FSB Spy On You

06/01/2015, The YotaPhone is a pretty cool concept. For those unfamiliar, it’s basically a smartphone with two displays – one in the front and an e-ink display on the back that helps display notifications without being too much of a battery drain. Pretty...

US Will Help Protect Japan From Cyber Attacks

05/31/2015, With so many services and products being online at the moment, the internet can be a scary place as it means that hackers can easily access a lot of sensitive information about someone if they put their minds to it. We’ve seen this happen with credit...

DARPA Thinks That Playing Video Games Can Identify Software Flaws

05/29/2015, If there is a reason developers launch betas of their software is so that users can use the software they normally would, and in the process hopefully come across some bugs or holes that the developers themselves might have missed during testing. After...

Dashlane Will Work With Android M’s Fingerprint Security

05/28/2015, One of the cool features of Android M is that it introduced a native fingerprint security API. Basically what this means is that OEMs and developers will now have access to a standardized API, compared to before where developers had to deal with...

PayPal For iOS Updated With Touch ID Support

05/26/2015, When purchasing goods online, there are many methods of making a payment although PayPal is one of the more popular choices due to its ubiquitous nature and its security. Now if you use the app often on your phone and want to prevent others from snooping...

Hackers Can Track Movement In The Subway Using Accelerometers

05/26/2015, Usually in subways getting a signal on your phone can be a bit difficult meaning that if a hacker wanted to attack you, it would be pretty hard to try and grab ahold of your signal, or at least that’s what you think. According to research conducted by...

Google: Security Questions Aren’t That Secure

05/25/2015, The idea behind security questions is that it is assumed that these are answers that only you know. Some of it might be personal that no one else knows which is why it makes sense that many online services tend to offer up the feature as a means of...

Researchers Find Factory Resets Doesn’t Really Wipe Everything

05/22/2015, When you want to sell off an old handset or give it away to a friend or family member, what you’d usually do is perform a factory reset on the phone. You do this under the assumption that the factory reset would delete all your photos, contacts, apps,...

Apple Store App Updated With Two-Step Authentication

05/22/2015, While shopping apps like the Apple Store app makes shopping on our mobile devices easier, it can also be dangerous as someone could accidentally purchase an item using your account thus putting you out of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in a single...

Spy Agencies Wanted To Use Google Play To Install Spyware

05/21/2015, App stores such as the iTunes App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World, and the Windows Phone Store are meant to be safe havens for apps and its users where thanks to the review efforts, apps that are published in these stores follow a certain guideline...