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Nintendo Hacked: Server Visited Without Authorization

06/05/2011, Nintendo said that one of its server was accessed without authorization. The company stressed that no personal information was lost, but did not elaborate on the breach or the security vulnerability. Nintendo is probably still investigating the breach,...

Facebook knows which sites you’ve been visiting

06/02/2011, Facebook is on its way to world domination. It’s pretty much impossible to discover a website that doesn’t have a Facebook “Like” or “Share” button anymore. If you’re wondering why, it’s because the Facebook...

New hacking group prepares to destroy Sony

05/31/2011, It’s only been a few weeks since Sony’s hacked PlayStation Network was first restored and now another hacking group is threatening to take down the company’s assets yet again. It’s believed that the hacking group known as LulzSec...

Lockitron turns your phone into a door key

05/18/2011, We’ve seen our fair share of interesting locks and alarm systems around here, but until now we’ve yet to see an app used to unlock a door.  Apigy has released an app for smartphones called Lockitron. Used in conjunction with the Lockitron...

Android Security Fix Coming

05/18/2011, It was previously reported by German security researchers Bastian Könings, Jens Nickels, and Florian Schaub (University of Ulm) that 99.7% of Android phones were vulnerable to snooping and that their data (contacts, calendar) could be accessed by a 3rd...

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...