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Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Can Infect Macs

08/03/2015, Some of you guys might recall that a couple of months ago, an exploit nicknamed Thunderstrike was discovered for Mac computers, where basically it could allow hackers to modify the firmware of a Mac computer. Further proving the vulnerability and bringing...

How To Find Your IMEI Number (iOS + Android)

08/03/2015, The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a unique number given to every phone, and it is used for identifying a phone. Most people don’t know what the IMEI number is, as there is usually no need to use it. However, this number is...

FDA Issues Warnings To Hospitals Over Hackable Drug Infusion Pumps

07/31/2015, Say your computer got hacked and you lose your files in the process. Sure, it sucks, but it’s not necessarily the end of the world. However imagine if you are hooked up to hospital equipment that’s in charge of pumping drugs into your system, or maybe...

Windows 10 Scam Emails Are Already Making Their Rounds

07/31/2015, While many users are reporting that they have received their Windows 10 updates, there are some who are still waiting for theirs. Now as Microsoft has stated, the rollout could take days or weeks to reach you, so if you have reserved your copy, you can...

Microsoft Patents Gesture Unlock That Only Works For You

07/31/2015, When it comes to smartphone security, there is your usual variety of security options, such as implementing a passcode, using a pattern unlock, or as is the rage these days, using your fingerprint which appears to be one of the more secure ways at the...

ArenaNet Adds SMS Verification For Guild Wars 2 Players

07/29/2015, With MMORPG accounts actually being worth a fair bit of money, due to rare mounts, armor, weapons, and time spent accumulating them, it isn’t surprising that you hear about accounts being hacked and having their items stolen from them. There are various...

Netherlands Bank Lets Customers Use Their Voice As A Password

07/28/2015, If you have called the bank to talk to a customer service rep about your account, they will ask you to authenticate yourself through a series of personal questions, and in some cases they will even ask for a password. These methods are relatively secure...

Apple’s Activation Lock Not As Effective In Some Cities

07/28/2015, So with iOS 7, Apple introduced Activation Lock which was basically a way to disable a stolen iPhone. The idea is that if the thief is unable to resell the phone due to it being locked, it would deter them from stealing iPhones in the future. In fact upon...

Steam Had A Brief Security Lapse Over The Weekend

07/26/2015, If you do not have Steam Guard installed and protecting your Steam account, you should probably go ahead and do that now. It seems that according to several reports over the weekend, there have been some users who claimed that their Steam accounts have...

Microsoft Boasts That Windows 10 Is The Most Secure Windows Ever

07/24/2015, Windows has gotten a lot of flak over the years as being a platform that is constantly targeted by hacks, malware, viruses, and so on, making it seem like Microsoft isn’t doing a good enough job of securing it. However when you’re one of the most...

Sonavation Successfully Embeds Fingerprint Sensor Under A Display

07/22/2015, As it stands, fingerprint sensors on smartphones usually exists on the exterior of the phone, like we’ve seen in the iPhone and several other Android devices. It works and there really isn’t much issue about its placement, but could it be improved...

Hackers Successfully Hack A Jeep Cherokee Remotely

07/22/2015, Internet connected cars sounds like a great idea and something to look forward to in the future, but is it really all that great? After all having it connected also means that it can be hacked, and recently two computer security researchers decided to...