'Donald,' the first name of U.S. President Trump is officially one of the top 100 worst passwords of 2018. '123456', meanwhile, is still at the no. 1 spot for five consecutive years.
Security December 17, 2018
Google boasted that none of their employees have been victimized by a phishing attack since they were required to use physical security keys. Google's own version of the device, the Titan Security Key, is now available on the Google Store.
Google September 1, 2018
Instagram has rolled out several new security features to protect its users. One of the new things on the photo-sharing platform is the clearer process for applying for verified status to gain the elusive Instagram blue check mark.
Apps/Software August 29, 2018
'Fortnite' is arguably the hottest game in the world right now, which makes it a big target for hackers. Epic Games is urging players to make their accounts more secure, and is offering a free emote in exchange.
Video Games August 24, 2018
Hundreds of Instagram users had been logged out of their accounts and found out that their e-mail, username, and mobile number were altered. Here are ways to make sure your accounts are secure.
Apps/Software August 15, 2018
A team of researchers from Chinese tech company Tencent have revealed that they have figure out a way to hack the Amazon Echo. However, owners should not fear because it would not be doable for many intruders.
Smart Home August 14, 2018
Cisco Talos has determined that the router malware VPNFilter is more dangerous and widespread than first thought. There isn't much to do but to install the latest firmware updates and perform a factory reset on routers.
Security June 7, 2018
Federal law enforcement and local police departments have reportedly been purchasing GrayKey, an encryption-bypassing tool that allows them to crack iPhones. GrayKey use among law enforcement is reportedly on the rise, as the technology can crack even iOS 11 devices.
Apple April 15, 2018
Ring just made the Video Doorbell more affordable at $99.99. The price cut took place after Amazon concluded its $1 billion acquisition of the smart home company.
Smart Home April 12, 2018
McAfee announced a new Alexa skill called the McAfee Secure Home Platform at MWC 2018. This skill will allow users to easily secure their home network, set parental controls, and more--all via voice commands.
Security February 27, 2018
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
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 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