Tag: Security

Google Chrome Will Soon Mark HTTP Websites As 'Not Secure': Time To Switch To HTTPS?

Starting with Chrome 68, Google will blatantly mark all HTTP websites as 'not secure.' This should further push the owners of these websites to upgrade with HTTPS encryption, which provides protection against information interception and malware injection.

Google February 9, 2018

Some HP Laptops Have A Hidden Keylogger That Hackers Can Activate

A security researcher discovered that HP laptops come with hidden keylogger software that hackers can activate if they gain physical access to the target device. HP confirmed that the keylogger is present in more than 460 models of its laptops.

Security December 12, 2017

Honda Forced To Shut Down Plant After WannaCry Ransomware Infects Carmaker's Network

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 Profile Picture Guard And Other Tools Aim To Protect Women In India

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

Vine Users, Beware: Archive Bug May Have Exposed Your Phone Number And Email Address, Twitter Warns

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 Headphones Spy On Users, Lawsuit Claims: Here's What You Should Know

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Fooled By A Photo, But Let's Not Rush A Verdict Yet [Video]

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

UK Wants WhatsApp Backdoor Access Amid Privacy And Security Concerns

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

Apple On Latest WikiLeaks CIA Documents: No Worries, Exploits Have Long Been Patched

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

US To Ban Laptops And Tablets On Flights From African And Middle Eastern Countries, 10 Airports Affected

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

Popular Messaging Apps WhatsApp, Signal, iMessage, And More Reportedly Safe From CIA Hacking Tools

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

WhatsApp Finally Pushes 2-Step Authentication Out Of Beta: Here’s How To Enable It Now

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

Dumb WhatsApp Scam Spreads Malware, Touting 'Free Internet' Without Wi-Fi: Beware

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's So-Called 'Backdoor' Is Not A Vulnerability But A Feature

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 Reveals Another Security Breach: 1 Billion More User Accounts Compromised

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

New Malware Lets Hackers Listen To Your Conversations Via Your Headphones

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 Taps The Dark Web To Buy Stolen Passwords Off Black Market, But It's For Your Protection

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

The Netgear Arlo Pro Wireless Security Camera Delivers 6 Months Of Power On A Single Charge

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

US Elections 2016: Hackers Wage Attack On Election Systems In 20 States

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

Apple Looking To Make iPhone More Secure: Future Models Could Take Videos And Collect Fingerprints Of Thieves

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

Chromebooks To Get Quicker Unlock As Google Tests PIN Logins

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

'Pokémon GO' Banned For Volkswagen Employees On Fears Of Corporate Espionage

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 Launches Its First Bug Bounty Program, But It's Invite-Only For Now

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 2016: Cosplay Weapons Banned, Longer Wait Times Expected As Security Checks Get Stricter

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

Android Will Now Push Out Notifications When New Devices Are Added To User Accounts

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

Mall Security Robot Runs Over Toddler In Silicon Valley

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 Told Google About The Android Encryption Flaw In 2014, So Why The Delay To Patch It?

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

Warning: Android Full Disk Encryption Significantly Weaker On Qualcomm Chips

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

iOS 10 Beta Makes It Easier To Find Bugs Thanks To Unencrypted Kernel

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

How To Protect Your Smart TV From Hackers: Here Are Some Tips

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 Introduces New File System That Focuses On Security

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 Obama Ditches Old-School BlackBerry For State-Of-The-Art Phone, But Can't Do Much With It

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

Here's How Your Smartphone's Vibration Motor May Help Others Spy On You

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 Reader Could Give Every PC Biometric Authentication

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 Advises Users To Uninstall Accelerator App Because Of Security Risk

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

Find Out If Your iPhone Has Been Hacked With This Security App

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 G5 And LG V10 Get Government Approval For Military And Enterprise Use: Here's The Deal

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

World Password Day 2016: Here's How To Create Better Passwords

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

US To Start 'Dropping Cyberbombs' On ISIS: Hacking Electronic Systems For Tactical Advantages

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

PlayStation Network Is Getting Two-Factor Authentication To Better Protect Users

The news comes five years after a massive hack resulted in the exposed data of 77 million users.

Geek April 20, 2016

Mobile Phones And Networks Are Susceptible To Hacks: Here's How Vulnerable They Are

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

Apple Supports Claim As World's Most Effective Security Organization

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 Wants You To Uninstall Apple's QuickTime: Here's Why

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

Apple Engineers On iPhone Security: Hackers Bigger Threat Than Government

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

Explosive Residue Detector Uses Laser Technology To Foil Terrorist Attacks

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

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