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Wendy’s Investigating Fraudulent Credit/Debit Card Charges

01/28/2016, If you have ever used a credit or debit card at Wendy’s, you might want to start paying closer attention to your credit card bills. According to a report from Krebs On Security, it seems that the fast food chain might have recently suffered from a...

TappLock Is A Padlock that Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

01/27/2016, There are many different locks that one can choose to protect their home with. You’ve got your more conventional padlocks, and you’ve also got your more hi-tech padlocks that unlocks with key cards, smartphones, keypads, and etc. However if you wanted...

CyanogenMod To Include Built-In App Protection

01/24/2016, Some apps come with an extra layer of security whereby you have to enter a password or passcode to use it, even if the phone is already unlocked. For example banking apps do require such security measures as it contains sensitive financial information....

California Joins New York In Wanting To Ban Encrypted Phones

01/21/2016, When you hear that a phone has encryption has one of its security features, that can only be a good thing, right? Unfortunately for the government, that is only true if they are given backdoor access to your device because if not, they will ban it, or at...

AppLock Brings Fingerprint Security To Android Apps

01/20/2016, Fingerprint sensors on smartphones these days are starting to become more common, and to a certain extent they are almost expected as well. While they do a good job of locking our phones and preventing others from viewing the contents, what if we wanted...

Apple Asks Widow For Court Order For Her Dead Husband’s Password

01/20/2016, Trying to retrieve the Apple ID password of your spouse upon his/her death? You could, but only if you have a court order, or at least that’s what’s being reported according to CBC News. A woman by the name of Peggy Bush had initially asked for the...

Facebook’s Android App To Get Built-In Tor Support

01/19/2016, The name Tor might not be familiar with some of you guys, but in recent times it has started to gain more attention (or notoriety) thanks to the Silk Road website that operated on it in which it allowed visitors to buy all kinds of drugs freely (albeit...

Hyatt Confirms 250 Hotels Hit By Payments Malware

01/15/2016, Last month it was announced that Hyatt Hotels was hit by a payments malware, in which it was suggested that information about their customers could have been stolen as a result of said malware. The hotel claimed that they would be launching an...

Proposed Bill Could Force Tech Companies To Provide Backdoor Access

01/13/2016, So far tech companies like Apple and Google have been successfully battling the US government in terms of denying them backdoor access to their customer information, as well as devices. This isn’t so much about them not co-operating with the government,...

LG’s Factory Reset Protection Bypassed In Minutes

01/13/2016, When someone steals your phone, the first thing they’ll do is wipe your data. This is ensure that whatever security measures you had, like Find My iPhone, will be reset so that it is treated like a brand new device, meaning that you won’t be able to...

Dutch Police Claim To Have Cracked PGP BlackBerry Phones

01/12/2016, If there is one thing that BlackBerry is known for, it would be their security. This is why despite BlackBerry losing ground to the likes of iOS and Android, there are still many companies, governments, and individual users out there who remain loyal to...

Touch ID Support For Notes Added In iOS 9.3

01/11/2016, We have to admit that we find it odd that after all these years, Apple has not added the option to make the Notes app more secure. It is possible that Apple is assuming that you would have locked your phone and that if you unlocked your phone, it means...

Lenovo’s 2016 Moto Flagships Will Feature Fingerprint Scanners

01/11/2016, According to a rumor last month, it was suggested that 2016 could see the return of fingerprint scanners to Motorola phones (or “Moto by Lenovo” phones, as the brand is being phased out). Turns out the rumors were right because a report from Tech Sina...

Dutch Government Wants Stronger Encryption, Slams Backdoor Requests

01/04/2016, While the US is trying to convince tech companies like Apple and Google that giving them backdoor access is in the interest of national security, other countries like the UK and China have already enacted laws that would basically give them more access...