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Android Loophole Lets Apps Take Your Photo Without Your Knowledge

05/26/2014, If you didn’t already know, you should always make sure that you download smartphone/tablet apps from verified and trusted sources, such as official app stores, for example. This isn’t to say that apps stores are infallible, it’s just that for the...

Hackers Find A Way Around iOS’ Activation Lock

05/21/2014, One of iOS’ security features is Activation Lock. For those unfamiliar, Activation Lock is basically a mechanism that prevents a thief from resetting and wiping a stolen iPhone unless they enter the owner’s Apple ID and password. This is meant to be...

Symantec Executive Thinks Anti-Virus Tools Are “Dead”

05/06/2014, Symantec is a company we’re sure many of you guys are familiar with. The company makes anti-virus software, like Norton, but interestingly enough in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Symantec’s SVP of Information, Brian Dye, was quoted...

iOS 7 Not Encrypting Email Attachments Properly

05/04/2014, If you’re an iOS user who uses their emails to send encrypted attachments often, or need that kind of security for your job, it seems that you might want to consider putting a stop on sending emails from your phone, at least for now. This is because of...

LaCie Confirms Customer Data Breach On Their Website

04/16/2014, So we know that LaCie is known for creating storage solutions like external hard drives and Thunderbolt external hard drives used for Mac computers, but it seems that recently the company has experienced a security breach by unknown assailants. This...

Some Galaxy Devices Found To Have A Security Flaw

03/13/2014, It seems that according to a security report from the Replicant developers, it looks as though there might be certain Samsung Galaxy models featuring a particular chipset that might actually have a backdoor in them that would allow third parties to access...

Privacy Features To Be Embedded In Humanoid Robots

03/10/2014, I guess it goes without saying that for humans to interact with humanoid robots is a whole lot easier and emotionally involving compared to a regular, traditional robot that we know it as. Having said that, it seems that researchers from Oxford are...

Fujitsu Wants To Use Palm Vein Sensors In Place Of Fingerprints

03/09/2014, While fingerprint sensors on smartphones are starting to become more common, especially with the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S5 picking up on the trend again, this kind of technology has actually be integrated into other consumer electronics in the...