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Researchers Find Factory Resets Doesn’t Really Wipe Everything

05/22/2015, When you want to sell off an old handset or give it away to a friend or family member, what you’d usually do is perform a factory reset on the phone. You do this under the assumption that the factory reset would delete all your photos, contacts, apps,...

Apple Store App Updated With Two-Step Authentication

05/22/2015, While shopping apps like the Apple Store app makes shopping on our mobile devices easier, it can also be dangerous as someone could accidentally purchase an item using your account thus putting you out of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in a single...

Spy Agencies Wanted To Use Google Play To Install Spyware

05/21/2015, App stores such as the iTunes App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World, and the Windows Phone Store are meant to be safe havens for apps and its users where thanks to the review efforts, apps that are published in these stores follow a certain guideline...

Future Phones Could Be Unlocked Using Brain Waves

05/20/2015, At the moment one of the trending methods of unlocking one’s phone is through the use of a fingerprint scanner. This has proven to be a relatively quick and easy way to unlock devices, as well as make purchases and fill in passwords, but what about the...

Tech Companies Urge Obama To Disallow Encryption Backdoors

05/19/2015, It was revealed as part of the Snowden report that apparently agencies like the NSA had backdoors installed on products meant to be secure and also reportedly intercepted packages to install backdoors on them as well. Ultimately this renders security...

How to Wipe An Android Phone (Completely)

05/17/2015, Android’s “Factory reset” option is perfect for use when you are having issues with your phone or just want a completely clean phone to start with again. However, one of its main uses is to delete all data before getting rid of your phone, whether...

How To Turn off Geotagging in Android

05/14/2015, With the advancement in technology and the dominance of internet, privacy is becoming one of the major issues. We are giving up information of our current activities with our own hands, and don’t even know how this information can be used against us....

Medical Researchers Come Up With New Way Of Detecting Malware

05/08/2015, As our homes and devices become increasingly connected, it brings about a lot of convenience and efficiency, but at the same time it means that more devices are becoming susceptible to attacks from hackers. This is especially serious when you consider...

Revolar Personal Safety Device Launches On Kickstarter

04/29/2015, Say you’re out at night, you’re alone, it’s late, and it’s dark. This would present the perfect opportunity for someone to get attacked by people of the unsavory nature which is where devices like Revolar come in handy. This is a tiny device...

How To Bypass Android Lock Screen

04/27/2015, Android comes with built-in protection feature to prevent unauthorized use of your phone. You can use the medium (Pattern) or high (Password) security, according to your requirement to prevent people from accessing your phone data. However, there is a...

Security Researcher Calls Mac Security Tools “Trivial”

04/24/2015, Are Macs “safer” than Windows-based PCs? That seems to be the common belief despite the fact that there have been several times when Macs were exhibiting some severe security flaws. That being said, this isn’t to say that Apple hasn’t been trying...

Security Flaw For Android-based Fingerprint Systems Exposed

04/23/2015, These days it is becoming more common for Android OEMs to introduce fingerprint sensors to their smartphones, especially after seeing the success Apple has enjoyed with Touch ID after the release of the iPhone 5s. However it seems that in their haste to...

“No iOS Zone” Vulnerability Lets Hackers Crash iOS Devices

04/22/2015, It has been suggested many times in the past that connecting to public WiFi might not necessarily be a great idea as it could potentially allow hackers access to your device. This might be especially true for iOS devices as researchers from Skycure have...

OS X “Rootpipe” Security Flaw Has Yet To Be Fixed

04/21/2015, Last year security researchers discovered a security flaw in OS X which only affected those running OS X Yosemite. Apple later released an update that supposedly fixed the issue, but according to a report from Objective-See (via ZDNet), it seems that the...