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Google Will Warn Users Of Deceptive Ads Or Buttons

02/03/2016, We’re sure that there are times you come across rather misleading ads that looks like they have been purposely designed to look like legitimate download buttons. Or sometimes there are ads that are designed to look like popup windows, warnings us that...

Your Fitness Tracker Could Have Security Flaws

02/03/2016, While a lot of emphasis and focus has been placed on security for smartphones and computers, when it comes to our wearables, not so much. Perhaps it is because the technology is still relatively new, or maybe because no one really thinks that biometric...

Bug Could Potentially Leave MediaTek-Powered Phones Vulnerable

01/29/2016, There are several different chipset makers that OEMs can choose from, and while Qualcomm might be the leading company at the moment, MediaTek has been making a name for themselves. However it seems that the company’s chipsets in some devices might have...

Google’s VirusTotal Can Now Scan Firmware For Malware

01/29/2016, We’re not sure how many of you guys knew this, but Google has a subsidiary company in the form of VirusTotal. It is a website that lets users upload files so that it will be able to scan for all kinds of malware, so the next time you have a file you...

Microsoft Edge Could Be Storing Your Private Browsing Data

01/28/2016, Most, if not all, browsers these days offer a private browsing mode. This comes in handy in households where the computer is shared by multiple people and you don’t want to have your personal information saved in the main browser, like usernames and...

LG G3 Security Vulnerability Discovered

01/28/2016, The LG G3 isn’t that old of a device. It was launched back in 2014 meaning that if we had to guess, there are still plenty of users out there on 24 month contracts that could still be holding onto it. If you do own the device, then this is something to...

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...