Researchers Break Into Samsung’s Fort Knox Smartphone Security

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Over the holiday, separate security research teams have uncovered a security flaw in Samsung’s Knox security system which is designed to secure data on the company’s line of Galaxy Android smartphones. Samsung introduced Knox as a way for consumers to use the same phone for both work and personal use while at the same time […]

How to Add a Password to the Google Play Store

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One question I get all the time is regarding how to password protect Google Play from unwanted purchases. While you’re spending time with the family this holiday season you’ll want to add a password and save yourself some potential trouble. During the holidays and Christmas season many of you will be getting new smartphones and […]

As Android Grows, Users and Developers Lose

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A new research report indicates that as Google’s Android operating system continues to grow, users and developers stand to lose in terms of app sales and security. In State of Security in the App Economy, an app market research report that features data collected and interpreted by app research firm Arxan Technologies; numbers show that […]

Gmail’s New Policy Will Speed Up Email Viewing

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Google has enabled a new policy change that will take effect immediately for desktop users and will go into effect early next year for the Gmail application for iOS and Android users that will no longer ask users if they want embedded images in emails to be shown. By removing this step, Google will make […]

Microsoft Rolling Out New Security Features

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If you’re a Windows user, Microsoft is beginning to roll out some new security features that you might want to take a look at. These new features add to the two-step verification process Microsoft rolled out last April. The new features will begin rolling out this week. Microsoft is stressing that while security is a […]

Mobile Tech Specs We Don’t Need to Worry About Anymore

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For most of our mobile lives with gadgets we’ve been concerned about speeds, feeds, and mobile tech specs for the devices we lust after. And, I bet there’s been a spec or two that may have kept you from parting with your hard earned money if those specs didn’t meet your expectations. (Can anyone say […]

iPhone Security Not Enough for Presidential Use

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During a health care speech at the White House on Wednesday, President Obama said that he’s not allowed to use an iPhone due to “security reasons.” Instead, the president uses a BlackBerry device, which are well known for being secure, thanks to the company’s focus on enterprise use. iPhone security is apparently not up to […]

Will Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Come with TouchID Rival for Easy Log-In?

Samsung is reportedly chasing Apple’s iPhone 5s’ TouchID biometric authentication sensor with its own version, which is said to debut in 2014. As Samsung makes two flagship lines of smartphones–a Galaxy S debut in the sprint and a Galaxy Note refresh in the fall–it’s still too early to know if the TouchID fingerprint sensor rival […]

Beyond Fingerprints, Apple Turns to Faces for Mac, iPhone, iPad Security

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Apple was recently granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an invention that would allow a personal computing device to be controlled by facial recognition. The purpose of facial detection would be for security and for convenience purposes, and the invention could be applied on Macs, iPhones, and even iPad tablets. […]

Xbox One Privacy and Security Settings You Should Care About

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The Xbox One is out in full force, and we’ve already played around with it quite a bit (look for a full review in the coming weeks), but while the games, apps and entertainment features of the new console are the main event, sometimes we forget about the more important things, namely privacy and security. […]

Apple Says It Can’t Read Your iMessages, Despite What New Claims Say

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Apple is under fire, thanks to a new report that suggest that the Cupertino-based company has the ability to read users’ iMessages if they choose to. This goes against what Apple claimed back in June when it said that it doesn’t even have the ability to read iMessages in the first place, and decrypting the […]

How to Disable Lock Screen on Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4

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All new Android smartphones and tablets come with some form of security when it comes to the initial lock screen when you first wake up or turn on a device. The slide-to-unlock method is the most popular, not to mention the pattern unlock shown below. And while many love these features not everyone wants a […]

AT&T FiLip Smartwatch For Kids is Part Phone, Part Tracker

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AT&T announced a new partnership with FiLip Technologies to be the exclusive carrier of its brand new smartwatch for kids. It is a wearable locator and voice watch for children. Smartwatches are all the rage right now, so they took the opportunity to create one with limited capabilities that works perfect with kids and their parents. […]

Microsoft Recycling Outlook.com Email Accounts

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Only months after privacy experts slammed Yahoo for allowing new users to take the email accounts and registration names of users who’d abandoned the service, Microsoft has confirmed that its Outlook.com webmail service also recycles email accounts. However, unlike Yahoo, Microsoft doesn’t share that information with users publicly. Microsoft confirmed its policy of making expired […]

Stop iPhone Thieves from Exploiting Control Center in iOS 7

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We’ve already seen a few security exploits pop up in iOS 7, some of which are fairly trivial and others can be pretty serious. However, another security concern has been discovered that’s been right in front of our eyes the whole time. Someone who steals your iPhone can easily prevent you from remote wiping it […]

iOS 7 Lock Screen Bug Discovered Yet Again in Latest Update

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Last week, Apple sent out a small update to iOS 7 that fixed a lock screen bug that allowed anyone with your phone to access certain regions of your device, such as your camera roll, as well as the ability to share photos to social media sites. However, iOS 7.0.2 hasn’t completely closed up all […]

iOS 7.0.2 Update Arrives to Fix Lock Screen Passcode Bug

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As expected, Apple has just released a small, incremental update to iOS 7 that fixes the notorious lock screen passcode security flaw that has been making the rounds over the past few days. iOS 7.0.2 fixes a bug that allowed users to bypass the passcode unlock sequence on the lock screen in order access certain parts […]

Yahoo Recycled Email Accounts Turns Out to be Huge Security Risk

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You may remember when Yahoo decided to do some spring cleaning with its email accounts and give users the opportunity to nab their preferred email address from old Yahoo email accounts that are no longer active. It seemed like a great way to give users what they want, as well as clean house to make […]

iPhone 5s Touch ID Now Hacked…With a Picture of a Fingerprint

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The Touch ID fingerprint security system on the iPhone 5s, which has only been available to consumers to purchase since Friday, has now been hacked. Security researchers in Europe discovered that all that was needed to fool the Touch ID system in registering a fingerprint and unlocking the iPhone 5s is a high resolution picture […]

Major iOS 7 Security Flaw Revealed as iPhone 5s & iPhone 5C Launch

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A security flaw allows anyone to access to photos and videos stored on iPhones running iOS 7, even with passcode lock enabled. With a few taps and swipes, anyone can access the iPhone’s camera roll and do what they wish with the contents. The iOS 7 security flaw also allows anyone to browse which apps […]