Following the outrage caused by reports of Verizon’s plans to install spyware on Android phones, the carrier has now clarified a few things. The spyware won’t be installed on all Android phones, and it’s possible to opt it, Verizon confirmed.
Security April 2, 2017
Yahoo's recent report regarding a data breach, which information of more than 500 million accounts got stolen, has raised concerns from its userbase. And with the lack of specifics in its report, plenty of questions need to be answered.
Internet September 25, 2016
Smartphone owners who charge their device using a USB cable connected to a computer can be vulnerable to hackers. What private information can be leaked from the phone?
Security May 29, 2016
A new study found alarming practices among corporate employees, threatening privacy and security. SailPoint found that one in five employees would sell their work passwords for less than $1,000, and some would even sell it for less than $100.
Business March 24, 2016
Apple formally unwrapped its new iOS 9.3 OS version and some cool new features are in the mix. Among the highlights, iOS 9.3 now lets you protect your sensitive Notes with passwords and Touch ID.
Apps/Software March 22, 2016
A study uncovered that some leading fitness trackers leak user data. One wearable, though, has been deemed highly secure, the Apple Watch.
Wearable Tech February 3, 2016
Customer data of MetroPCS were exposed due to a coding flaw in the company's website. MetroPCS claimed that it has fixed the problem and customer data is safe.
Business November 16, 2015
Google detected a lot of fake digital certificates issued by Symantec and requested the security company to clean up its act. Google gave Symantec an ultimatum that might affect the security company at a global scale.
Internet October 31, 2015
More than 4 million users of TalkTalk are at risk after a major data breach hit the mobile carrier’s database. Trust levels in TalkTalk dropped, as the real problem resided within the poor or nonexistent data encryption.
Internet October 24, 2015
HP sold its next-generation intrusion systems and network security solutions to Trend Micro. TippingPoint was fully transferred to the British company for $300M, consolidating Trend Micro’s position in digital safety.
Deals October 23, 2015
Archos teamed up with SIKUR to develop the GranitePhone, which is a new entry to the small but growing niche market of security-focused smartphones. The security-focused phone costs $849, but is it worth it?
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2015
“An update a day, keeps hacking away” should be a line in every user agreement. Seagate shows why and how, after fixing major security flaws with an update.
Computers September 8, 2015
One of the lesser-known new features of Windows 10 is compatibility with facial recognition technology now available on many new devices. The technology replaces the old password system - but is it reliable?
Apps/Software August 25, 2015
A new study reveals that the factory reset feature on Android phones doesn’t completely delete the owner’s data. Researchers were able to retrieve Google credentials from supposedly reset phones, gaining access to emails, login details, text messages and more.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 22, 2015
Delaware is locked in a race with Iowa to become the first state of offer digital driver's licenses. The Delaware Senate adopted a resolution last week for the state's Division of Motor Vehicles to study the technology.
FUTURE TECH January 29, 2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) may be heard about more often than before in 2015. While it seemed to be gaining momentum, a lot of consumers admitted on having concerns such as privacy and security.
Internet January 2, 2015
Silent Circle, the brains behind the privacy-centric Blackphone, has a tablet in the works, which will target privacy-conscious users. The high-end tablet is expected to release soon and focus strongly on data security.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 14, 2014
Hacking into the network of traffic lights is not only possible, but also easy to do. Researchers are worried that the industry is not taking security seriously. Bored hackers would be able to make all lights green or change road signs through their laptops.
Geek August 22, 2014
Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, has been accused of collecting customer's personal contact information by transmitting it from Xiaomi devices to cloud servers, all without users' permission or knowledge. The company has fixed what it called a 'bug' and updated its OS software.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 11, 2014
A group of Russian hackers, bonded by friendship, have stolen more than 1.2 billion username and password pairs in one of the largest breaches in history and the figure is rising. Security experts warns the hackers are far from finished compromising accounts.
Internet August 6, 2014
BlackBerry acquired mobile security company Secusmart to boost its capabilities on voice and data encryption, along with anti-eavesdropping solutions.
Deals July 31, 2014
Be careful when selling your smartphone or tablet, especially you Android people. That's the message from a security software company after it recovered over 40,000 pieces of personal data on devices that were thought to be erased.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 9, 2014
The NSA has denied knowledge about the Heartbleed bug and exploiting it even before reports came out, but critics have doubts to such claims of the agency.
Internet April 13, 2014
The perpetrator of fraudulent activities that acquired sensitive information via an Experian-owned company has pleaded guilty in court. It is not yet clear if the credit bureau will be liable for its oversight.
Business March 13, 2014
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has disclosed that the search engine firm has completed its program to protect its users data from snooping U.S. intelligence agencies. He also sees (no, not dead people) robots everywhere in the future.
Business March 9, 2014