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‘Mr. Robot’ TV Show About Hacking Has Its Website Hacked

05/16/2016, For those who haven’t watched the USA Network TV show “Mr. Robot”, it is basically the modern day equivalent of Fight Club, except with a lot more hacking involved. The show has been praised for the attention it has paid to the technical aspects of...

John McAfee Claims To Have Broken WhatsApp’s Encryption

05/15/2016, WhatsApp recently enabled message encryption for its app where messages sent and received are encrypted end-to-end, meaning that technically hackers should not be able to read your messages even if they are intercepted. However since it would hard to say...

Windows 10 Mobile Will Soon Support Fingerprint Scanners

05/13/2016, The current flagship Windows 10 Mobile handsets, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, do not sport fingerprint scanners. Instead as a form of biometric security, they will scan your iris to ensure that you are who you say you are. Apparently iris scanning is...

The FBI May Or May Not Have Wiretapped An Amazon Echo

05/12/2016, The always-on feature on devices like the Amazon Echo makes it infinitely more useful. After all what’s the point of issuing voice commands when one has to manually enable it first, right? However at the same time it makes it infinitely more dangerous...

Researcher Arrested After Reporting Exploit In Elections Site

05/09/2016, From time to time, security researchers would come across exploits and security vulnerabilities in apps, websites, services, and so on. Usually what happens is that these researchers will then disclose the information to the company and give them time to...

Android N Will Prevent Stagefright From Happening Again

05/05/2016, Last year you guys might have heard of a security vulnerability called Stagefright that seemed to have everyone rushing to patch it. For those unfamiliar, the vulnerability involved hackers being able to remotely gain access to a device simply by sending...

LG G5 & V10 Gets The US Government’s Seal of Approval

05/05/2016, When it comes to smartphones, there are phones designed for businesses, governments, and regular folks. You might think that maybe it’s just the software and features, and you would be right, but if there is one major difference is that security...

British Intelligence Wants You To Stop Resetting Your Password

05/05/2016, It is somewhat common knowledge that every now and then you should reset/change your password. The idea behind it is pretty obvious, which is that by having a password that you’re constantly changing, hackers will have a hard time trying to figure it...

Major Email Services Experience Huge Data Breach Due To Hack

05/04/2016, If you are using one of the major email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Hotmail, you might want to consider updating your profile and password because according to a report from Reuters, it seems that these platforms have recently experienced...

10 Year Old Gets $10k After Discovering Instagram Security Flaw

05/03/2016, Can any of you guys remember what you were doing when you were 10 years old? Maybe you were out and about with your friends raising all kinds of hell, or maybe you were at home playing video games, or maybe reading a book, or maybe out playing sports, and...

LG Unveils Fingerprint Module That Has No Button

05/01/2016, Right now fingerprint sensors appear to be the standard in which we protect our mobile devices. For the most part the only difference between the sensors used by different OEMs is where they are placed, with some opting to use it as a home button, others...

Judge Orders Woman To Unlock iPhone With Fingerprint

05/01/2016, Right now there is some debate as to whether or not law enforcement can force you to unlock your smartphone. Some claim that this violates the person’s 5th Amendment right which protects a person from self-incrimination, which for the most part seems to...