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Report Claims Touch ID Won’t Be Going Away Anytime Soon

03/05/2017, So there have been some rumors that Apple will be introducing a new biometric security feature with this year’s iPhone, possibly in the form of a facial scanner. However the reports are also claiming that Apple might get of Touch ID, which is...

Apple Patents iPhone Whose Display Acts As A Fingerprint Sensor

02/28/2017, One of the rumors is saying that Apple could be ditching the home button with 2017’s iPhone. Instead in terms of security, Apple could be relying on a front-facing 3D laser scanner to scan the user’s face for a facial recognition system. This would be...

Sony Explains Why Their US Phones Have No Fingerprint Sensors

02/27/2017, [MWC 2017] At MWC 2017, Sony took the wraps off several pretty stunning devices, but in our reviews of phones like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, one of the cons we mentioned was that there would be no fingerprint sensor for the US market. This means that...

Apple Prompting iOS 10.3 Users To Enable Two-Factor Authentication

02/27/2017, Ever since the iCloud hack/leak from a few years ago, Apple has been pushing for users to use two-factor authentication. So much so that it has been noticed that if you’re running iOS 10.3 beta and you don’t have two-factor enabled, Apple has been...

Cloudflare Warns That Bug Might Have Exposed Private Data

02/24/2017, For those unfamiliar with Cloudflare, they are a website that helps to optimize security and performance of millions of websites. Unfortunately it seems that no thanks to a software bug, the service might have accidentally opened themselves up to a data...

Samsung Launches Secure Folder App For Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

02/24/2017, Back in 2016, a new app/feature of the Galaxy Note 7 was an app called Secure Folder. The idea behind the app is that users could put things inside of this folder and it will be protected from prying eyes and would only be accessible if the user were to...

Yahoo Warning Some Users About Possible Malicious Activity

02/16/2017, As you might have, Yahoo has experienced a spate of hacks in the past year or so which unfortunately left many accounts compromised. However it seems that even if you were lucky enough to not have been compromised in those particular attacks, Yahoo has...

iPhone 8 To Replace Touch ID With ‘Function Area’

02/15/2017, The introduction of Touch ID to the iPhone was probably one of the better ideas that Apple has had in recent years. It also kicked off a trend which saw many OEMs start to introduce similar security features as well. However it seems that Touch ID could...

D-Link’s HomeKit-Enabled Omna Camera Now Available For Purchase

02/15/2017, If you’re looking for a HomeKit-enabled security camera for your home, you’ll be pleased to learn that D-Link’s Omna camera is now available for purchase. The camera was officially announced at CES 2017 earlier in January and is apparently the first...

3D Laser Scanner Rumored For The iPhone 8

02/15/2017, Apple has long expressed their interest in augmented reality technology, going as far as buying up companies that deal with it. Exactly how Apple plans on implementing the technology into their products still remains something of a mystery, although...

Android Pay For Android Wear Won’t Work With Unlocked Bootloaders

02/08/2017, Last year it was revealed that Android Pay would not work on devices with unlocked bootloaders. It has been speculated that this could be due to security reasons, which makes sense especially when you consider that this is dealing with credit cards and...

The FBI’s iPhone Cracking Tools Have Been Released To The Public

02/04/2017, Last year thanks to the efforts by a company called Cellebrite, a set of cracking tools were developed for the FBI to help them break into an encrypted iPhone. This was after Apple had refused to help the FBI to break into the device, and also after they...

Silent Circle Update Will Brick Unofficial Blackphone 2 Devices

01/30/2017, It seems that the folks at Silent Circle have a bit of a counterfeiting problem on their hands. It turns out that the company’s Blackphone 2 is being counterfeited and sold through unofficial channels, which was apparently done through “night runs”...