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 […]

iPhone 5s Touch ID Stores Biometric Data, Not Fingerprint

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Given government-sanctioned NSA spying, breaches in security through hacking and malware, and privacy concerns in recent years, there have concerns about the Touch ID technology that Apple had introduced alongside the iPhone 5s earlier this week. Touch ID allows the iPhone 5s to authenticate users to quickly unlock the iPhone and authorize purchase transactions on […]

With the Rise of Malware, Your Dumb Home May Be Safer Than a Smart Home

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With the allure of simplifying your life by connecting your home to the Internet–with things like smart appliances, digital door locks, remotely accessible security cameras, and the ability to monitor and shut off your water or electricity from anywhere there is Internet connectivity–users should consider the unintended consequences of hacking. As consumers begin eyeing adding […]

Sprint Update Secures Your Galaxy S4, Allows for More Storage [Updated]

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A new over-the-air, or OTA, software update for the flagship Galaxy S4 by Samsung on Sprint brings a number of new features. For one, the software update will make your Galaxy S4 more secure, which will bring joy to IT administrators. Update: Following our post, Samsung Mobile had reached out to us saying that Knox isn’t […]

Ford Talks Connected Cars, the Cloud and Data Security

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During the Ford Trends conference, Jim Buczkowski, Henry Ford Technical Fellow and director of Electrical and Electronics Systems, discussed the future of connected automobiles and storing data in the cloud. As part of the Evos concept, the vehicle will learn driving habits, routes, and even music preferences. In the current age of governments and companies […]

DuckDuckGo vs. Google Search

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For millions, privacy on the internet is a major concern. For these people, how much information an online company is collecting about them is important, and so is what companies do with their information. For a long time, these users were looked at by technology companies as outliers, people who were vocal yes, but very […]