Articles about Security (page 2)

Bluetooth Vulnerability Put Billions Of Devices At Risk
One of the features of Bluetooth connections is that when you move within range of a previously paired device, it should reconnect almost immediately. This is useful when you have wireless headphones, speakers, or are trying to connect to your car’s infotainment system, but unfortunately, it seems that a flaw in this system has put billions of devices at risk.

Apple Hints That Face ID Could Be Coming To Mac Computers
Face ID for Macs makes a lot of sense. After all, almost all Mac computers come with a built-in webcam, so why can’t that camera be used as Face ID? We’ve seen Apple introduce Touch ID to their Macs, so it makes sense that eventually, Face ID could also be a security feature that we might expect in the future.

Apple Accidentally Approved Malware To Run On Macs
One of the reasons why Apple is so insistent on users getting their apps through the App Store is because of the checks that they put in place to prevent bad actors from getting in. However, it’s a slightly different story for Mac computers where users can download apps from anywhere, which can be dangerous.

Money-Stealing Malware Found Preloaded On Cheap Android Phones
There are plenty of markets around the world that might not have a population that’s willing to shell out $1,000 for a smartphone. This is why there are companies that purely make cheap Android phones to sell to the masses. Obviously there are compromises when you make a cheap phone, such as using less premium materials or using lower-end hardware.

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Gmail Bug Would Have Allowed Attackers To Spoof Emails
One of the ways that might result in your online accounts getting compromised is to fall prey to scam emails. While it might be easy to recognize an email as being spam, sometimes when the attacker uses spoofing to trick users into believing it’s a legitimate email, that’s when the trouble begins.

Smartphones Could Be Exploited To Clone Our House Keys
We’ve all heard about keys getting cloned, but that usually involves the person taking your actual key, making a mould, and then recreating that key. This means that if you never let your keys out of your sight, you’re usually safe. However, it seems that might not be that way anymore.

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware
If you know what you’re doing on the internet, it’s quite easy to avoid getting your computer infected with malware or viruses, but unfortunately sometimes they can sneak up on you. If you suspect that you might have been infected, here’s how you can check.

Chrome Will Warn User About Insecure Forms
Forms can be found across the internet whenever you want to make a purchase, sign up for a service, fill out a questionnaire, and so on. However, there is the question of whether or not these forms are secure? Will hackers be able to read or intercept these forms and steal your personal information?

Telegram Now Offers More Secure Video Calling
Video calls are all the rage these days as we practice social distancing for work and school. However, there is the question regarding security of such calls, and whether or not they can be intercepted, and this is where end-to-end encryption comes in. If you’re after an app that can provide that, Telegram could be worth looking at.

Tesla’s iOS App Is About To Get A Lot More Secure
While we do welcome the technology that makes our cars smarter and better than they ever were, it in turn creates a new set of problems, namely security issues where they can be hacked. However, if you own a Tesla car, you might be pleased to learn that the iOS version of the app is about to get a lot more secure.

TikTok Found To Have Collected Data On Android Users
The argument that the US government is using in their bid to ban TikTok is that they claim that the app collects data on US citizens, which they believe poses a risk to national security. It seems that whatever excuses TikTok is making to defend itself might be moot, especially with a recent discovery.

Huawei Patents An All-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Fingerprint sensor technology has evolved over the years where they no longer need to exist on the outside of our devices. We’re starting to see more handset makers integrate the tech into the displays of their phones, albeit only a portion of the display. This means that users still need to place their fingers over the sensor for it to work.

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Security Camera
Chances are over the years, you’ve probably gone through a few smartphones. If you’re the type that keeps your old phones around, how about maybe giving them a second life? One of the things you can do with your old smartphone is that you can actually turn it into a security camera of sorts.

Intel Hacked, 20GB Of Confidential Information Leaked
This year does not look like a particularly good year for Intel. It would appear that the company was recently hacked and had about 20GB worth of confidential information stolen and posted onto the internet. This was initially revealed by a software engineer by the name of Till Kottmann who was sent the files from an anonymous hacker.