Honda had to halt operations in its factory in Tokyo because WannaCry infected its networks, new reports have now confirmed. Meanwhile, where the ransomware originated still remains uncertain.
Security June 22, 2017
Facebook has kicked off a new pilot program in India to give users more control over who can access and use their profile photo. With guarded photos, the social network aims to prevent misuse.
Internet June 22, 2017
Twitter shut down Vine last year, but it still kept an archive of all Vines. An archive bug has now compromised some phone numbers and email addresses, Twitter warns.
Internet May 20, 2017
Bose is allegedly spying on its customers by collecting information about what they’re listening to. The claim further suggests that Bose sells the information without permission.
Security April 20, 2017
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ boast enhanced security through facial recognition and iris scanning, but they may not be that secure after all. A new video surfaced showing the Galaxy S8 facial recognition feature tricked by a photo.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 1, 2017
The UK's bid to gain access to WhatsApp following the London attack has stirred another round of controversy in the encryption debacle. WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption to secure communication and a backdoor would create a dangerous security loophole.
Security March 28, 2017
WikiLeaks has dumped a new set of CIA hack documents, detailing how the government breached into Macs and iPhones. Apple has issued a statement in response, arguing that it 'does not condone theft' and those exploits were patched long ago.
Security March 24, 2017
Passengers coming from select countries to the United States will be required to get their electronic gadgets screened at airports,before boarding. Gadgets bigger than mobile phones will reportedly have to undergo a security check.
Security March 22, 2017
The recent string of reports pertaining to a WikiLeaks document dump alleging the CIA’s hacking tools caused a fit of unrest over data security. Reports of CIA being able to bypass encrypted messaging apps, however, are apparently overblown.
Security March 11, 2017
One of the most popular messaging apps just got more secure. WhatsApp has now officially rolled out a two-step verification feature for all its users, which was first introduced last fall but only for beta builds.
Apps/Software February 10, 2017
A new WhatsApp scam is making rounds, touting 'free internet' without Wi-Fi. The scam requires users to forward the message to 13 friends or 5 groups to activate the offer, but it just brings malware.
Security January 15, 2017
WhatsApp, along with information security experts, have reacted negatively to a recent report by the Guardian about the app’s possible backdoor vulnerability. Facebook had been accused of the same thing in April, but the company called it a feature.
Security January 14, 2017
Yahoo has identified another security breach on its systems that potentially compromises the data of at least 1 billion more users. With this latest development, is the acquisition of the company by Verizon now in doubt?
Security December 15, 2016
A group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel has found a new security threat. They discovered that a RealTek audio codec chip feature in most computers today can be maneuvered to turn headphones into audio-recording devices.
Security November 23, 2016
Facebook has been diving into the dark web to buy stolen passwords, the company's chief security officer has acknowledged. It may sound shady, but it's part of an effort to increase security and protect users.
Security November 13, 2016
Wireless security cameras are slowly becoming popular, but battery life has always been a major setback. However, Netgear has managed to address this problem with its Arlo Pro, which the company promises can deliver six months of recording on a single charge.
Security October 11, 2016
The voter systems of 20 U.S. states have been hacked. The FBI has assured the public that there should be no concern about the possibility of altering the result of the November election.
Security October 3, 2016
A patent application for Apple reveals a technology that will further improve the security of the iPhone. Upon meeting certain trigger conditions, the system can collect biometric information from thieves, including their fingerprints and a video of them.
Apple August 26, 2016
Google announced in a blog post that it is testing a new way to unlock its Chromebooks. The feature, which is currently available only to Devs, allows them to use four-digit PINs to unlock Google’s laptops.
Google August 22, 2016
Volkswagen has banned 'Pokémon GO,' forbidding its employees from having the game installed on their phones. The automaker fears corporate espionage, worrying an employee could snap a screenshot of a Pokémon near a secret project.
Business Tech August 13, 2016
Apple has unveiled its first ever bug bounty program at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. The program, which could pay rewards of up to $200,000, is currently invite-only.
Apple August 4, 2016
Gamescom organizers announced tighter security measures for the upcoming event, and attendees may not like it. The restrictions will not only impact cosplay fans, but all attendees who will face long waiting lines at the Koelnmesse exhibition center.
Video Games August 4, 2016
Google has released a new Android security feature that will inform users when new devices are added to their Google accounts through push notifications. Previously, notifications on such activities were sent out through email.
Google August 2, 2016
Knightscope’s K5 robot used for security in a Silicon Valley mall ran over a toddler causing minor injuries on Thursday.
Security July 17, 2016
Qualcomm says it informed Google about a critical security flaw as early as 2014, but Google took more than a year to roll out a security patch. We take a look at the reasons why Android devices remained vulnerable.
Security July 9, 2016
An independent security researcher identified big vulnerabilities in Android devices running on Qualcomm chips. The reason behind the concern is that the full disk encryption is lacking in protection, although Google claims otherwise.
Security July 2, 2016
Apple beta testers just received the latest iOS 10 build, and the new operating system sports an opening in its armor. For the first time in its history, the company sent out an OS with an unencrypted kernel.
Apple June 22, 2016
Hackers can now get into your fully secured networks through an unnoticeable and negligible entrance: your Smart TV. Here are different preventive measures to make sure Smart TV vulnerabilities and access points are safely secured from unsolicited hacking.
Smart Home June 20, 2016
Apple's new file system, simply named the Apple File System or APFS, is able to offer a unified encryption method for all Apple devices. It is currently available in preview form to developers and is expected to launch next year.
Apple June 15, 2016
President Barack Obama told Jimmy Fallon that he is now in possession of a state-of-the-art smartphone that replaced his BlackBerry. However, the president added that he might have lesser features in his device than a toy phone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2016
Last week, there were allegations that Facebook can listen in on conversations through the microphones of mobile devices. A new research reveals that there is at least one other way for others to spy on users.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 7, 2016
Synaptics' Turnkey USB Fingerprint Solution will allow PC owners to use biometric authentication on their computer system. The USB dongle is expected not to exceed $50.
Computers June 5, 2016
Lenovo has advised users of its laptops and desktop PCs to uninstall the Accelerator App owing to the security risk attached. Even the Yoga lineup of laptops is vulnerable to MitM attacks.
Apps/Software June 4, 2016
System and Security Info is a new iPhone app that will inform users if their phone has been jailbroken and if there are is potential malware or privacy threats.
Apps/Software May 10, 2016
LG just announced that the U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership tested the LG G5 and LG V10 devices, finding them proper for government and military operations. The two flagships host high-end specs, Android for Work and the unique GATE technology.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 6, 2016
May 5 is World Password Day, which is a good time to not only change your passwords, but also learn more about how to make better and more secure passwords. Here are a few tips.
Life & Style May 4, 2016
The United States will use 'cyberbombs' for the first time in history, and it will do it against the Islamic State. The Cyber Command is working on a campaign to disrupt the operations of ISIS on all levels.
Defense April 26, 2016
The news comes five years after a massive hack resulted in the exposed data of 77 million users.
Geek April 20, 2016
It's no mystery that hacks are rampant nowadays, but it's not exactly clear how easily they could happen to anyone. Here's a look of what cybercriminals can do.
Internet April 19, 2016
From the start, Apple has been keen on protecting its user’s private information from prying eyes. The preventive measures the company incorporates into each Apple device may just support this claim, detailed in this report.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 18, 2016
US-CERT has issued an alert asking the users to uninstall Apple’s QuickTime for Windows real fast as Apple will no longer update it with regular security patches. This leaves the software vulnerable to the high-risk bugs discovered by TrendMicro at the Zero Day Initiative.
Apps/Software April 16, 2016
The engineers from Apple said in a press briefing that hackers are the company's primary threat, not the government. They also touted the Cupertino-based company as the most effective security organization in the whole world.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2016
ExDtect combines pulsed lasers and video cameras to remotely and instantaneously scan crowded areas and alert an operator once it detects traces of explosives. The explosive residue detector was developed by researchers in the UK.
April 15, 2016
San Francisco-based banking company Wells Fargo will roll out two new biometric systems that will allow its corporate clients to safely access their accounts. The systems make use of an app with either an eye scanner or a face and voice recognition system to verify the ownership of the account.
Business March 7, 2016
Instagram is finally about to offer better protection to its users this year by rolling out a two-factor authentication. Find out more about the new security feature Instagram is testing out.
Apps/Software February 17, 2016