Security

In brief Facebook have changed their security settings so that now when young people (under 18) want to sign up for the social media the parents can help setting up the account for them. They have enhanced...
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Google is adding security warnings to Gmail to help protect users from phishing and other security threats. The change will apply to both web and Android usage, and sees Google attempt to authenticate...
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Apple announced the launch of a bug bounty program, offering up to $200,000 for some discoveries. Apple’s head of security engineering and architecture, Ivan Krstic, made the announcement at Black...
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The 'Ok Google' command is an incredible tool, letting you do pretty much everything with your phone without having to lift a finger. Sure you can just use it for the odd web search but it also...
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A hacker discovered a vulnerability in Facebook’s server, which would allow for a backdoor to be opened and staff usernames and passwords to be extracted. Orange Tsai is the exploit hunter in question;...
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Opera has become the first web browser to add in-built virtual private network (VPN) functionality. This makes web browsing more secure and adds a degree of privacy, but it can also help you circumvent...
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The PlayStation Network will soon embrace two-factor authentication, which should help keep user accounts safe. This requires users to set up a second way to log in on top of the usual username and password...
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The weakest point in any security system is any user involved. It doesn't help when users are willing to compromise systems by selling sensitive information, such as passwords, to outsiders. A survey,...
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Selfies are the craze that seems set to continue indefinitely, letting folks and their friends crowd into their photos and get in the way of whatever pretty thing is in the background. It's not exactly...
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There's a new Apple Watch app that may give you a little more peace of mind if you're the type of person who leaves their iPhone down only to forget where they put it. Mobile security company...
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You may have seen a video over the weekend claiming to show a really simple way to hack into an iPhone without a password? If not check it out below. The video seems to show a user accessing Siri to...
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Fingerprint sensors are supposed to make our smartphones a bit more secure, but some can be tricked by fake fingers made of clay. Chinese firm Vkansee, which makes fingerprint sensors, demonstrated at...
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Instagram has over 400 million users worldwide sharing their personal photos, including a host of very famous folks, and it's also frequently subject to unfortunate hacks leading to invasion of privacy...
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Despite something of a slowdown in adoption over the past year or so, Twitter remains an incredibly important communication tool for millions around the world, and that is something that looks to be increasingly...
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Some Amazon users were unable to log into their account after the online retailer reportedly reset their passwords due to a possible security leak. In an e-mail to affected users, Amazon said that there...
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Lookout Security, a mobile security firm, has found that there are thousands of malicious Android apps posing as popular apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and more. These apps have been labelled...
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