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iOS 9 Introduces New Security Improvements

06/09/2015, At the moment the passcode to unlock your iPhone can either be done by entering a 4-digit code or using your fingerprints. However it seems that Apple has decided to bump up the security with iOS 9. While the feature was not announced at WWDC, it was...

Syrian Hackers Hack And Deface The US Army’s Website

06/08/2015, It seems that the cyber army in Syria has been very busy hacking the websites of its enemies. A few years ago we saw them hack AnonPlus, and a couple of years ago they also appear to have hacked the US Marines’ website. That being said one would think...

Police To Use Stations As Meeting Places For Online Transactions

06/08/2015, When you’re selling or buying stuff online and the other person wants to meet up, we can’t blame you if you’re a little paranoid that they might try to rob you, kidnap you, or worse. For the most part these meetups tend to be safe although...

Study: Users Willing But Not Happy At Sharing Personal Data

06/04/2015, When we sign up for online services and apps, sometimes we need to provide it with personal data like our names, email addresses, phone numbers, credit card information, addresses, and so on. While these companies promise to protect your data, recent...

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...