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Teen Discovers Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In OS X

08/17/2015, Say a few years ago, when the topic of OS X versus Windows came up, the favorite argument that was used is that OS X is more secure than Windows as there are less cases of malware and viruses attacking the system. Fast forward to today, that statement...

OwnStar Hack Modified To Hack BMW And Mercedes-Benz

08/17/2015, A couple of weeks ago, security researcher Samy Kamkar unveiled a creation of his own called OwnStar. This is basically a device that allows hackers to hack smart vehicles and it was demonstrated on GM’s vehicles. This seemed to suggest that only GM’s...

Ambient Sound Could Be The New Two-Factor Authentication System

08/16/2015, Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your online accounts safe. For those who are unfamiliar with two-factor authentication, basically what happens is that when you enter your regular password into the login page, you will then be prompted to...

Apple Patent Lets You Backup Encrypted Data To A Friend’s Phone

08/13/2015, At the moment law enforcement officials aren’t too happy about the way Apple and Google’s mobile phone encryption works. Basically law enforcement has no way of getting into a suspect’s smartphone, and even if Apple or Google were to agree to their...

$30 Gadget Will Open Up Pretty Much Any Keyless Car Or Garage

08/10/2015, Most of us take the wireless remote controls of our cars and garage doors for granted. It’s not so much for security but rather for convenience of being able to open the door while still a couple of feet/meters away. However it turns out that might not...

Motorola Will Issue Update To Address Stagefright Vulnerability

08/07/2015, Every now and then we come across a flaw or security vulnerability on mobile devices, but safe to say that the recent discovery of Stagefright has sent everyone scrambling. For those unfamiliar with Stagefright, basically this is a vulnerability that...

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler Over Jeep Remote Hack

08/07/2015, Some of you might recall that last month, hackers demonstrated how a Jeep Cherokee by Chrysler could be hacked, thus allowing the hackers to remotely commandeer the vehicle, which safe to say is quite a nightmare situation not only for the carmaker, but...

Russia Reportedly Hacked The Pentagon’s Computers

08/07/2015, The US and Russia post-Cold War have been what can only be described as uneasy allies, however it looks like behind the scenes, both sides are apparently not letting up against each other. In fact according to a report from NBC, it would seem that Russia...

LG Also Promises Monthly Security Updates For Its Mobile Devices

08/06/2015, Just last week we reported on an Android security scare in the form of Stagefright where a simple MMS can basically allow a hacker to take control of a phone remotely. Carriers and OEMs scrambled to release patches to fix the issue, and later we saw...

How To Change Your Gmail Password

08/06/2015, You should change your Gmail password from time to time for security purposes. So it is important to know how you can actually change your Gmail password (which is also your general Google account password) on your PC, and phone. You never know when you...

Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Used To Track You

08/05/2015, When we think about the ways we can be tracked, you might think of technology such as GPS, cookies, your IP address, geotagging, and more. However we’re pretty sure that not many of you guys have considered the possibility that your smartphone’s...

Hackers Discover How To Steal Fingerprints From Android Phones

08/05/2015, Fingerprints are touted as the new security system on smartphones. This doesn’t come as a surprise since it would be impossible to “guess” a fingerprint as opposed to figuring out a passcode. However it turns out that even our fingerprints might not...

Samsung Announces Monthly Security Updates For Its Mobile Devices

08/05/2015, Earlier today Google announced that they will begin issuing monthly security updates for its range of Nexus devices. This is without doubt pretty good news as it ensures that at the very least on a monthly basis, Nexus devices will be patched for whatever...